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Links to online reviews …

The Roanoke Times recently reviewed my book “The Blueberry Years” … you can read it online here!

Rapid River review of Her Secret Song and Burning Heaven, by Ted Olson found here.

Nantahala Review published this review of Burning Heaven, Finding a Clear Path, and Her Secret Song, titled: “Old Timey New: Appalachian Environmental Writing and the Work of Jim Minick” by Casey Clabough. Read it here.

Writing in Books and Periodicals

Works in Books:

  • Conversations with Wendell Berry.
  • The Encyclopedia of Appalachia.
  • The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume III: Southern Appalachia.
  • MOTIF: Writing By Ear.
  • MOTIF 2: Chance.
  • MOTIF 3: Work.

Essays, Articles, and Reviews (forthcoming or in):
Oxford American, Orion Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, Sun Magazine, Wind, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, James Dickey Review, Seminary Ridge Review, Thoreau Society Bulletin,  Iron Mountain Review, Still Magazine, storySouth, Nantahala Review, Rivendell, Pilgrimage, Appalachian Journal, The Journal of Appalachian Studies,  Now and Then Magazine, Natural Home Magazine, The Land Report, Journal of Kentucky Studies,  ACRES USA, BackHome Magazine, Lycoming Magazine,YES! Magazine, Appalachian Voice, Roanoke Times, Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, New River Free Press, Raleigh’s News and Observer, Winston-Salem Journal, Knoxville News-Sentinel, Greensboro’s News and Record, Hartford’s (RI) Courant, Independent Sawmill and Woodlot Management, Radford Magazine,  Harrisburg Patriot News, The Baltimore Sun, Grand Island (NE) Independent, Grand Forks (ND) Herald, Scottsbluff (NE) Star-Herald, Amarillo (TX) Globe-News, Annapolis (MD) The Capital, New River Voice, The Bay Journal.

Poems (forthcoming or in):
Shenandoah, Appalachian Journal, Virginia English Bulletin, Journal of Kentucky Studies, Now and Then Magazine, Pine Mountain Sand and Gravel, Heartland Review, Appalachian Heritage, Red Crow Poetry, ALCA-Lines, Wind, Blue Fifth Review, Floyd County Moonshine, Nantahala, South 85, Virginia English Bulletin.

Fiction (forthcoming or in):
Draft Horse Literary Magazine.
Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel.
Motif 3: Work.

Plus a short story, “Who Cooks for You?,” was Finalist for Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers (2014) (Top 25 out of 1200 entries).




Recent Posts

Fire Is Your Water

I’m thrilled to announce that my novel Fire Is Your Water will be published by Ohio UP in the spring of 2017.

Here’s a book cover description:

Ada Franklin is a young powwow doctor in the Pennsylvania Dutch, religious faith tradition. By saying sacred chants, she can remove warts, stanch bleeding, and “take out fire” to heal burns. That all changes on a June day in 1953 when the Franklin barn ignites into flame. Ada and her mother enter the burning building to rescue their animals. The scorching heat, the roar of the blaze, the shrill bellows of so many cows trapped inside—all of it changes Ada. For the first time, she fears death and—for the first time—she doubts God. After the fire, she no longer can heal. Then Ada meets Will Burk and his pet raven, Cicero. And then there is another fire.

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