An Interview with Jennifer Haigh, Author of Heat and Light

You can find my most recent author interview over at Dead Darlings. Anyone who has followed Jennifer Haigh’s writing career will be unsurprised to learn that her fifth and latest novel, Heat and Light, offers a gripping, cleverly constructed, deeply empathetic account of the shale gas boom’s effect on economically downtrodden Bakerton, PA, a fictionalized version of […]

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New at Dead Darlings: Turning Music into Narrative

You can find my most recent writing post over at Dead Darlings this month. It’s no secret that 2016 has been a rough year for pop musicians. Did someone set off a slow-acting neutron bomb that kills platinum-sellers? Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane), Merle Haggard, David Bowie, Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire), and Prince, to […]

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An Interview with Michelle Hoover, Author of Bottomland

You can find my most recent author interview over at Dead Darlings. Building on her critically acclaimed debut novel The Quickening, Michelle Hoover’s gripping, brilliantly crafted new release, Bottomland, follows the Hess family’s struggle to stay together on the Iowa plains following the mysterious disappearance of two family members during the years after World War I. According […]

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Stargazing

I will remember 2015 as the year I discovered the universe. Not in any literal sense. I have been stargazing since I was a kid, and have enjoyed reading about astronomy and cosmology throughout adulthood. Last June, though, I bought an entry-level Celestron telescope on the web, and my conception of the infinite shifted for […]

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An Interview with E.B. Moore, Author of Stones in the Road

You can find my most recent author interview over at Dead Darlings. Following up on her critically-acclaimed debut novel An Unseemly Wife, E.B. Moore’s new release Stones in the Road follows eleven-year-old Joshua from his Amish home in Pennsylvania to the wilds of Colorado and beyond. Christopher Castellani has called Moore’s novel “…an epic yet intimate journey through […]

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