Southern Festival of Books a slice of heaven for book lovers, writers

By G. Robert Frazier One of the biggest challenges presented by events like this weekend’s 28th Annual Southern Festival of Books in Nashville is determining which panels or sessions to attend. It’s a good problem to have. Presented by Humanities Tennessee, more than 150 authors—from literary giants like Winston Groom to up and coming stars … More Southern Festival of Books a slice of heaven for book lovers, writers

Books: Donaldson’s novel recreates flavor of Justified

If there’s anyone out there still lamenting the absence of Elmore Leonard’s “Justified” on TV, you can get your fix of small-town Kentucky criminals in Jesse Donaldson’s debut thriller, The More They Disappear. The novel starts with the shocking assassination of longtime Kentucky Sheriff Lew Mattock at his own re-election campaign barbecue and quickly escalates … More Books: Donaldson’s novel recreates flavor of Justified

Around the Web: Tennessee authors make lists, make news

Compiled by G. Robert Frazier Every once in a while I like to pass along links to some interesting reads I’ve come across in the book industry or writing world. Hey, it’s what I do. So, herewith are some articles and missives to entertain and inform you at your leisure. Nashville author and bookseller Ann … More Around the Web: Tennessee authors make lists, make news

Around the Web: More advice and articles for writers and readers

by G. Robert Frazier Every once in a while I like to share some of the stories and advice articles on writing I come across in my wanderings around the interwebs. So, for better or worse, here’s this month’s collection of links for your reading pleasure: Columnist Riki Cleveland offers six habits of prolific writers … More Around the Web: More advice and articles for writers and readers

Book Review: McGorin ‘Dusts Up’ more trouble for Detective Carrick

by G. Robert Frazier Detective Doyle Carrick is a magnet for trouble. The hero of Jon McGoran’s latest novel, Dust Up (Forge Books), Carrick is at home with his girlfriend when a complete stranger appears frantically pounding on his front door, only to be shot down in cold blood. Homicide Detective Mike Warren embraces the easy way out by … More Book Review: McGorin ‘Dusts Up’ more trouble for Detective Carrick

Coben, Robotham, Laukkanen, Leslie present summer of thrills

By G. Robert Frazier I’ve been a bit remiss in posting reviews to this site, though I’ve been actively posting on other sites. So, let’s catch up on some of my latest book reviews, shall we? Fool Me Once – Harlan Coben Maya Stern was a firsthand witness to her husband’s brutal murder by a … More Coben, Robotham, Laukkanen, Leslie present summer of thrills