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
Patience, Persistence Yield The Stargazer’s Sister

Patience, Persistence Yield The Stargazer’s Sister

The Stargazer’s Sister, Carrie Brown–Eighteen years ago, Carrie Brown was in the car driving her kids to school when she heard an intriguing snippet on the radio about Caroline Herschel, the first female astronomer to discover a comet, and her brother William, a noted astronomer and composer.

Perabo on the Power of What If

Perabo on the Power of What If

Why They Run The Way They Do, Susan Perabo, Simon & Schuster – Susan Perabo didn’t spend her childhood reading like many other writers. She was outside playing ball. She was a college film major before she discovered the power of story by writing plays.

Swanson Weaves Compelling Tale of Alternate Lives

Swanson Weaves Compelling Tale of Alternate Lives

The Bookseller, Cynthia Swanson, Harper Collins–As Cynthia Swanson’s novel The Bookseller begins we are with Kitty Miller, a thirty-eight-year-old single bookseller, when she wakes up in a bed that is not her own and discovers an alternate life in which she is a married mother of three children.

Dugan’s Novel Explores Love and Loss

Dugan’s Novel Explores Love and Loss

The Sweetheart Deal, Polly Dugan, Little, Brown and Company — Polly Dugan’s novel THE SWEETHEART DEAL begins with an intriguing premise: What if you promised your best friend that if he died you would marry his wife?

Finding Unity Amid Diversity in Garden for the Blind

Finding Unity Amid Diversity in Garden for the Blind

An interview with Kelly Fordon, Author of Garden for the Blind (Wayne State University Press, 1 April 2015)–In her collection of linked stories, GARDEN FOR THE BLIND, author Kelly Fordon explores questions of race and privilege through the experiences of Alice Townley, a resident of an affluent suburb outside of Detroit. As the story begins Alice loses her sister to an accident.