Ellen Birkett Morris

Ellen Birkett Morris

Ellen Birkett Morris is an award-winning, multi-genre writer based in Louisville, Kentucky. Morris is the author of LOST GIRLS, a short story collection, which Kirkus Reviews called "A varied set of tales from a skilled practitioner of the short form." Her fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, Antioch Review, Notre Dame Review, South Carolina Review, Fiction Southeast, Santa Fe Literary Review, and Upstreet, among other journals. https://ellenbirkettmorris.ink/index.html
Awayland Creates a Geography of the Imagination

Awayland Creates a Geography of the Imagination

Awayland, Ramona Ausubel, Random House – A mother fades into the mist, a lonely Cyclops tries online dating, a young boy looking for direction takes a job in Turkey and ends up comforting a grieving widow, mummified animals robbed from Egyptian pyramids offer their “thanks.”

Write for the Pleasure of It Advises Coster

Write for the Pleasure of It Advises Coster

Halsey Street, Naima Coster, Amazon – Naima Coster’s debut novel HALSEY STREET is a story of estrangement and reconciliation that follows the effects of gentrification on the life of a family and the Brooklyn neighborhood where they reside.  

White Houses Offers an Engaging Portrait of Love

White Houses Offers an Engaging Portrait of Love

Author Interview: White Houses, Amy Bloom, Random House – Amy Bloom’s novel White Houses is a compelling fictive exploration of the love affair between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok. This is Bloom’s first book of historical fiction. The novel belies the common narrative of Eleanor Roosevelt as a woman who was disappointed in marriage and became an asexual being.

Discovery Drives Creation of Fennelly’s Micro-Memoirs

Discovery Drives Creation of Fennelly’s Micro-Memoirs

Heating and Cooling, Beth Ann Fennelly, W.W.Norton – Good writing in any genre rings with truth, personal and universal. In her latest book of micro-memoirs, Heating & Cooling, Beth Ann Fennelly shares her truth about life’s moments, big and small, with poignancy and humor. 

Extraordinary Adventures: A Journey of Discovery

Extraordinary Adventures: A Journey of Discovery

Extraordinary Adventures, Daniel Wallace, Macmillan – Daniel Wallace is not particularly interested in tracking the origin of his latest novel Extraordinary Adventures. In the years it takes to write a book, Wallace says the creation of the writing starts to get fictionalized.

Stansel Pens Contemporary Western

Stansel Pens Contemporary Western

The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo, Ian Stansel, Houghton Mifflin – Ian Stansel had been working on a novel for two and a half years when he decided to lay that project aside to write what would become his debut novel, The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo.