News and Updates

Matt Hoffman’s Review on Goodreads

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 […]

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AWP15 in Minneapolis

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 […]

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Descent works the crowd at BEA

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!  

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Got the MFA. Now what?

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 […]

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