Whitman, Alabama

Has anyone ever asked you if you like poetry? I’m curious because whenever someone asks me that question, I think to myself – a better question is: can you appreciate poetry? Liking poetry is fine. But simply liking poetry will leave you skating along the surface. Learn to appreciate it and you will learn to…

Small Press Picks, Beth Castrodale, and a Review of my Novel…

Thanks to Beth Castrodale at Small Press Picks for the following review of Leaving is My Colour. From Small Press Picks: “I never thought I’d be the kind of person who could say things like, ‘Yes, I’ve spent a little time in jail,’ or, ‘If you count second cousins then, yeah, I’ve had sex with…

Daily Mail Review of Leaving is My Colour

Demented narrator Rachel’s a kind of dysfunctional debutante. The daughter of vast wealth, she’s got through four marriages, endless drugs, breakdowns, therapy and rehab, all in search of the one thing money can’t buy. This is the love of her childhood sweetheart Jack, who’s with someone else and not interested.   The book’s a crazy…

Book Review: The Exit, By Helen Fitzgerald

If psychological thrillers are your thing and you haven’t read work by Australian author Helen Fitzgerald then get your skates on. You can start with The Cry (Faber & Faber, 2013) which Fitzgerald perfectly tunes, throttling the narrative forward at a steady pace until the reader is racing along at a fevered pitch, white-knuckled and…