My essay, When the Truth is Found, Mentioned in Best of List

Adrienne Ross Scanlan, editor of Blue Lyra Review, mentions my essay, When the Truth Is Found, as one of her favorites from the past two years.  Thanks Adrienne!

Blue Lyra Review

Blue Lyra Review’s final issue just launched with nonfiction from Rakefet Kopernik (“Saba“) and Joan Wilking (“I Asked the Bird“) alongside poetry, book reviews, fiction, translation, and visual art.

My spring newsletter featured  favorite essays from our 2012 – 2014 issues, and here’s a list of my 2015 – 2017 favorites: Sharon Goldberg, “Let Us (Not) Pray,” Grace Mattern, “Granite,” Rick Kempa, “Honing the Edge,” Susan Bloch, “The Mumbai Massacre,” Steven Wineman, “Tear-Water Tea,” Terry Barr, “When the Truth is Found,” Stacy Lawson, “It’s Just Sex,” Zach Marson, “They Knew the Land was Beautiful,” Bruce Black, “The End of Shloshim,” Margot Anne Kelley, “Living While Large,” Chauna Craig, “A Glittering of Hummingbirds, a Charm,”  Miriam Mandel Levi, “My Gaza War,” and Nancy L. Penrose, “Time Missing In the Grand Canyon.”

Book Signing at Greenville’s Fiction Addiction July 1

Come out on July 1 to visit and let me sign your copy of Don’t Date Baptists!

Love Your Indie Author/Bookstore Celebration and Book Signing
On Saturday, July 1st, we will celebrate the underdog writers…the mavericks and the believers! Come meet these brave scribe warriors who are putting themselves out there, sometimes at their own expense, because they’ve got a story to tell.
Who is in their company?
According to Wikipedia, they’ve got some literary royalty in their ranks and some people who, while maybe not all that literary, made a boatload of money!
From Wikipedia:
“…well-known self-publishers include Adam Croft, Stephen Leather, Stephen Crane, e.e. cummings, Deepak Chopra, Benjamin Franklin, Zane Grey, Pat Ingoldsby, Rudyard Kipling, D.H. Lawrence, Thomas Paine, Edgar Allen Poe, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, George Bernard Shaw, Upton Sinclair, Gertrude Stein, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Mark Twain.”
Our author signing schedule for Saturday, July 2nd, is as follows:
10:30-11:30am: Cesar Perez, signing The Great Pretender (paperback, $12.99)
1:30-2:30pm: James McCallister, signing Let the Glory Pass Away (paperback, $16.95)
1:30-2:30pm: Paul D. Houle, signing The Crash of Piedmont Airlines Flight 22 (paperback, $35.00)
3:00-4:00pm: Birttney Morgan, signing Finding the Good in Goodbye (paperback, $12.99)
Be sure to check back often as we continue to add authors to our schedule!
If you cannot make a signing, you can reserve a personalized copy of any of these books by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at
Fiction Addiction is a local, woman-owned, independent bookstore established in 2001. The store carries a mixture of new and used fiction and nonfiction, including children’s books, as well as gift items. We are located at 1175 Woods Crossing Road (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Jimmy John’s, and Boardwalk). For more information, visit our website at or call us at 864-675-0540.