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“Nothing Nice about Southern Ladies”: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

            Sometimes an author—who has already found their niche and voice—has a breakout hit that reaches outside of the bubble and finds a new audience. Grady Hendrix, who studied and wrote about the horror paperback boom while also turning those tropes into something new in his own work, found a little more mainstream success last… Continue reading “Nothing Nice about Southern Ladies”: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

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“Dead or Alive?”: Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano

            One of the things I love about the Young Adult genre is how fluid it is—and has to be. While literary fiction and many other genres aimed at adults tend to remain rather rigid in how they deal with contemporary issues, stereotypes, or represent diversity, YA is aglow with change at all times. If… Continue reading “Dead or Alive?”: Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano

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My Favorite Books of 2020

            I didn’t read many books in 2020. Some of this may be because of post-MFA burnout, and some of it may be due to the mental fatigue of dealing with a pandemic. I started a lot of books—didn’t finish them. I read plenty of fan fiction; it is easier to delve into familiar worlds… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2020