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From Nurse to Author

I have to take a moment to express my appreciation for your company. You’re a fun group to hang out with, and when one of you emails me or asks a question on Twitter, I feel like doing a happy dance that we’re all friends, even if it is through the vast world of the Internets. 1,207 more words

Surrender At Orchard Rest

Review: Strands of Bronze and Gold

Title: Strands of Bronze and Gold
Auhor: Jane Nickerson
Published: 2013
Length: 339 pages

My star rating:  ★ ★

Warning: This review contains minor spoilers; if you would like a spoiler-free review, they are hidden  2,278 more words

Book Review

Falling Dusk

Well folks, here at the end of things I must bid my farewell and depart. It has been a fascinating sort of journey, where I myself have even managed to discover a different appreciation for the gritty, haunted and complexly nuanced Southern world–at least in terms of artistic and fictional merit. 831 more words

Faulkner, O'Connor and the Literary Birth of the Gothic South

If not a professional one, it seems to be at least a casual belief among many readers and fans of the Southern Gothic that the works of William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor were and continue to be some of the foremost examples of not only the relevant genre, but American Gothic as well. 352 more words

Southern Gothic in the Floridian Landscape

As a Floridian born and raised who also identifies as something akin to a Southerner, it tends to grate on my nerves when many people generally fail to acknowledge the Sunshine State as part of the South. 594 more words

A Good Man Is Hard To Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor

Many thanks to my good friend Leslie, again (she recommended The Heart is a Lonely Hunter), for giving me this book of Flannery O’Connor short stories. 520 more words