Fallen Land by Taylor Brown
Taylor Brown's Fallen Land is the first novel I think I've ever read that I believe really and truly is following in Cormac McCarthy's footsteps. A story of love and war in the South, Fallen Land is stylistically gorgeous and thematically sweeping. A true gem. Check out my interview with Taylor as we discuss research, craft and how to really feel the land you're writing about. Available now.
Rift by Kathy Fish and Robert Vaughan
An incredible collection put together by two masters of the flash fiction craft. Poetic, experimental, at times heartbreaking and at times delightful, Rift offers deep insight into the power of the moment. Read my dual interviews with Kathy Fish and Robert Vaughan to learn more about creating flash and collaborative collections. Available now.
Sex and Death by Ben Tanzer
So far, my favorite Tanzer collection. These short stories will surprise you, unsettle you and play with your relationship to the story itself. Check out my full review over at Small Press Book Review and then read my crazy interview with Ben Tanzer. Available now.
Brown Bottle by Sheldon Lee Compton
Brown Bottle is a raw, gritty novel that doesn't mess around. Sheldon Lee Compton's prose is powerful and precise and his Appalachian anti-heroes are authentic and unforgettable. While you're waiting for the book, be sure to check out my recent interview with Sheldon. Available early February 2016.