While I was away at Bread Loaf, Mattaponi Queen was featured or reviewed in some really great places. Check it out:
Popmatters called MQ “strikingly poised.”
The Los Angeles Times picked MQ for their “Discoveries” section, and Susan Salter Reynolds wrote, “Reading these stories is satisfying, like going to a concert in which the musicians, you can just tell, have given everything for the moment: your unforgettable evening.”
The Minneapolis Star Tribune says MQ is “so good you’ll be hooked.”
From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: “Written with grace, realism and humor, the interconnected tales of ‘Mattaponi Queen’ amplify the sense of place that’s intrinsic to Southern fiction.”
The Charlotte Observer calls MQ “regional fiction with serious bite.” I was really pleased that Bruce Allen paid special attention to “Shelter,” one of my favorite stories in the collection.
And finally, The Daily Beast‘s books editor, Lucas Wittmann, wrote a profile of yours truly for their “Writers to Watch” series.
Sorry for all these braggy links! Tomorrow I’ll try to show you a lovely book trailer for a terrific collection of poetry.