Perhaps the most thoughtful and eloquent review to date! Thanks, Matt Hoffman! It would be unfair to the reader and a disservice to the author to convey any details of Descent other than that you will not want to put this book down. It’s rare to find a “page-turner” that is so beautifully written that […]
I’m completely honored and mind-blown by this response to Descent from Julie at BookPeople in Austin, one of my favorite bookstores in the nation (I had a wonderful Irish Girl event there in 2010 as part of my Sedaris Stalker Tour!) Please read Julie’s review here.
Today, Suzanna Hermans @oblongirl tweeted: “This past week I read @TJohnstonWriter’s DESCENT. It’s Gillian Flynn meets John Irving -the best novel I’ve read this year.” BIG Ol’ THANKS, Suzanna Hermans!
For AWP15 (April 8-11 in Minneapolis) I’ll be joining a TON of great authors on two separate panels: “Between Oblivion And The Blockbuster,” and “Writing Well Yet Writing To Sell.” Check out Events Page for specific time and dates as they become available! PLUS, fellow Algonquin authors will be holding a group event at the […]
Descent made the rounds at BookExpo America. At the Algonquin booth, it posted up among good company: The Remedy for Love (Bill Roorbach), The Future for Curious People (Gregory Sheryl), and Flirting with French (William Alexander.) It was great seeing everyone!
Algonquin sent the first Advance Reading Copies of Descent. Been huffing fresh-ink smell all morning & now I’ve got a headache. Here they be:
About an hour ago, I had coffee with one of our MFA students here at the University of Memphis, a wildly talented poet who has been publishing up a storm and gobbling up prestigious awards right and left–let’s call her Maria. Maria is all of 26 with her whole life and career shimmering before her, and […]