Authors Road- Contemporary Storytellers speak of their vocation

Interview2WbSmI recently attended a presentation of interviews titled ‘The Authors Road. But you don’t have to wait for the Road Show to come to you. Vist the website. George and Salli of ‘The Author’s Road.’
have interviewed dozens of living American writers and even done treatments on authors who live on in name only (John Steinbeck, Mark Twain). If contemporary fiction the likes of Haki Madhubuti, Jo Harvey Allen, Frederick Turner, Michael Blake, Jim Harrison, Philip Caputo, Jim Fergus, Diana Gabaldon and many more; if these names speak to you, then don’t delay, please visit ‘The Author’s Road.’ Pictured: the Interview with Tom Robbins. A link is provided.
The Authors Road
Thank you George and Salli for what you do!

Copperheads and Haunting Dread; A Land More kind than Home


This is one of the best ‘off the wall’ books I’ve read recently. While the material itself may not on first glance entice one, I soon became drawn into the story. It’s all about what goes on inside a storefront whose show window is covered over with newspaper. There is a so called Christian ‘snake-handlers’ church going on inside that building in a small town in Western North Carolina. People are dying, a kid saw something (what?) that he shouldn’t The preacher is a manipulative (potential spoiler) charalatan. The narrators are:

1) a kid

2) a church lady

3) the sherriff.

This is an account of a time when things went terribly wrong for a number of people and yet…how they came to terms with their circumstances and…life goes on. Once I became  hooked on this story, there were times, when I just wanted to jump right into the book and ‘set folks straight’ on their faulty thinking patterns. And in the end, one can only wonder what will become of the kid-Jess Hall. He certainly had seen a whole lot of strange goings on for an eight year old.
A great character study of individuals and group dynamics.