Tag Archives: Alabama Writers’ Forum

“Celebrate Books”

It was my honor to attend and report on the 2023 Alabama Writers Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The literary arts in Alabama are thriving, thanks in part to these fine writers. Read my article from the Alabama Writers’ Forum website.

The Gathering: Alabama Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, March 10, 2023

Latest Reviews for Alabama Writers’ Forum

Two of my recent book reviews are now available for viewing at Alabama Writers’ Forum. The Gold-Plated Scarab and Other Stories is a lovely collection of short stories by Norman McMillan and More than Peanuts: The Unlikely Partnership of Tom Huston and George Washington Carver is Edith Powell’s book about a lesser-known collaboration in the scientist George Washington Carver’s storied career.

While you’re there, check out all of the other reviews and the newly renovated Alabama Writers’ Forum website:  https://www.writersforum.org

The Gold-Plated Scarab & Other Stories

More than Peanuts: The Unlikely Partnership of Tom Huston and George Washington Carver

Book Review: It Falls Gently All Around

Alabama Writers’ Forum has just posted my review of Ramona Reeves’s award-winning collection of short fiction, It Falls Gently All Around. The book was just published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Read the review here:


Book Review: Yazoo Clay by Schuyler Dickson

My latest review for Alabama Writers’ Forum is currently available on the AWF website. Dickson’s ambitious story collection is a co-winner of the Tartt First Fiction Award given annually by Livingston Press of the University of West Alabama. Read the review here:


Book Review: Homer Hickam’s New Memoir

My latest book review for Alabama Writers’ Forum is now available on their website. Fans of the book, Rocket Boys, and its movie adaptation, October Sky, will be interested in the further adventures of their protagonist.

Read it here:


Alabama Writers’ Forum Reviews

I have two new reviews at Alabama Writers’ Forum. James Seay Brown Jr.’s Distracted by Alabama is a refreshing frolic through some of the state’s lesser traveled attractions. Christopher Shaffer revisits his youthful tour of duty as a teacher in post-Cold War Slovakia in the very entertaining Moon over Sasova.

Catch them both here:


New Book Reviews for Alabama Writers’ Forum

My latest reviews about two sharply contrasting books have just been posted on Alabama Writers’ Forum. Deep South Dynasty by Kari Frederickson is a fascinating history of an influential Alabama family, the Bankheads. Barry Marks’s new poetry, My Father Should Die in Winter, examines grief and hope. Check them out at https://www.writersforum.org/news_and_reviews/

Edward O. Wilson Biography

My review of Richard Rhodes’s new biography of naturalist Edward O. Wilson, Scientist, is now available on the Alabama Writers’ Forum website.