Near the end of 2018, the name debutiful popped into my head while sitting in the gray cubicle of my day job. The notion of starting a website dedicated to debut authors had been something I was ruminating over for a while. It wasn’t something I thought I’d do without sitting down to come up… Read More debutiful, a website dedicated to debut authors and their books
Richard Edwards doesn’t sound tired anymore. His voice is still soft, but there is an optimistic vibrancy that hadn’t been there in recent years. He is in a quiet room in his home in Indiana talking to me on the phone. I apologize for not being able to meet in person; I couldn’t afford a… Read More Richard Edwards Reborn
Internal Review hopped onto Writer’s Bone‘s podcast to interview Emily Ruskovich, author of Idaho, to chat about her upbringing in rural Idaho, what interests her enough to write about, and what cliches young writers should avoid.
Two of the best new shows on television debuted on the same network in the first week of September 2016. One was created and stars a black man. The other was created and stars a woman. The white man hierarchy of Hollywood must be wetting their beds. And they should be. FX’s Atlanta and Better Things aren’t perfect,… Read More Premiere reviews: FX’s ‘Atlanta’ and ‘Better Things’
Matt Butler doesn’t shy away from his previous drug and alcohol abuse. He’s proud that he is sober and his new album Reckless Son (out Sept. 9) helps share his story. The album features honest Americana songs about recovery, experiences he had during rehab, and his subsequent recovery.
Travis Mulhauser’s debut novel may be set in a fictional county in northern Michigan, but Sweetgirl reads very much like an Appalachian or Southern Gothic novel akin to Winter’s Bone. His eloquent prose describes the beauty in the harshness of Cutler County and softens the roughness of his characters. The novel follows Percy, an intelligent,… Read More A conversation with Travis Mulhauser
[ release date: January 26, 2016 via HarperCollins] READ: my interview with the author. Girl Through Glass, the debut novel from Sari (rhymes with airy) Wilson, may be set in the cut-throat world ballet, but this is not a story about dance. It’s about what happens when a person’s world shatters apart and how those pieces… Read More ‘Girl Through Glass’ by Sari Wilson reviewed
If you’ve read anything about We Are Not Ourselves by newcomer Matthew Thomas, you know it’s about Alzheimer’s disease. No critic tried to hide that fact; furthermore, Barnes& Noble’s own description of it enlightens readers about the affliction. Well, that’s about half right.… Read More ‘We Are Not Ourselves’ reviewed