Author: Vicki Mayk

The Pull of It

When we meet Laura Clarey, the narrator of Wendy J. Fox’s debut novel, The Pull of It, she’s a somewhat unwilling guest at a New Year’s Eve party, choosing to hang out with the host’s dog and nipping outside to…

Not Quite So Stories

“Life is absurd, ultimately beyond our comprehension,” writes author David S. Atkinson of his story collection, Not Quite so Stories. That philosophy drives the 23 tales in the volume, creating a group of stories that at times recalls the unsettling…

moo

moo by Paula C. Lowe, Big Yes Press, $15.00 The bony visage looking out from the cover of Paula C. Lowe’s poetry collection, moo, is part of a cow’s skull found on her property. This bovine artifact becomes a unifying…

When You Find Us We Will Be Gone

When You Find Us We Will Be Gone by Christopher Linforth, $17.95 (Lamar University Press) Leaving is the common element that unites the stories in Christopher Linforth’s debut collection When You Find Us We Will Be Gone. In every one…

The Movement of Crowns

The Movement of Crowns, by Nadine C. Keels, $5.65 (Self-Published) A plucky young princess coming of age in a mythical kingdom is the focus of Nadine C. Keels’ novella The Movement of Crowns. In the first pages we meet Constance,…