Thursday at 1pm EST on artxfm.com, I’ll be chatting with Tony Acree about thrilling fiction, character development, and barely getting out alive. He’ll read excerpts from his recent thriller, The Watchers, and from his previous best selling novel, The Hand of God.
Amazon bestselling author, Tony Acree,likes putting characters in situations they think they will never survive, and find out if they’re right. He lives near Goshen, Kentucky with his wife, twin daughters, two female dogs, a female cat, and says the way the goldfish looks at him, he’s sure she’s female, too.
His work has appeared in Kentucky Monthly Magazine as well as The Cumberland, the state wide newspaper of the Sierra Club. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and the Green River Writers.
His debut novel, The Hand of God, was Hydra Publications number one best seller for 2013 as well as an Amazon best seller. His current thriller, The Watchers, was released in May of 2014.
His website is Tonyacree.com and can be found on Twitter @Tonyacree.
Don’t let the title fool you, this is not your average book about God. If I had to give it a genre, I’d call it paranormal crime noir, ala Elvis Cole novels with a twist.
I was happily surprised from the first page, and laughed my way through the rest. This first effort from author Tony Acree is a hit.
The description on Amazon doesn’t even hint at the fun I had reading this novel. At one point, I actually stopped reading, so I could send a “shout out” Tweet to the author. I’m looking forward to his next installment.
Keep Louisville Literary is thrilled to host Jacinda Townsend on Thursday at 1pm EST with readings from her premiere novel.
Jacinda first studied law at Harvard and Duke Universities before receiving her MFA from Iowa Writers Workshop.
She has published short fiction in literary magazines such as poemmemoirstory, Obsidian II, and Passages North and anthologies such as Surreal South and Telling Stories: Fiction by Kentucky Feminists. She currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana and teaches creative writing at Indiana University.
Jacinda Townsend’s remarkable first novel is a coming-of-age story made at once gripping and poignant by the wild energy of the Jazz Era and the stark realities of segregation. Marrying musical prose with lyric vernacular, Saint Monkey delivers a stirring portrait of American storytelling and marks the appearance of an auspicious new voice in literary fiction.
Tune in Thursday at 1pm EST to hear excerpt from “Saint Monkey: A Novel” and interview with the author
Steven Michael Carr works as a Staffing Coordinator and an Independent Community Facilitator in Louisville, Kentucky. He writes on the side. He is currently editing his first novel and working on too many other things at the same time. Steven received a degree in English from Bellarmine University and plans on one day obtaining an MFA in Creative Writing.
Dean McClain is a Shelbyville native and University of the Cumberlands alumnus. Dean is the author of two chapbooks of poetry “Splitsville…” and “Exit, Netherville”. Dean McClain has won awards for his poems and has also appeared on “The Viking Hillbilly” CD with Ron Whitehead.
Expect a variety of regional themes spanning genres today on Keep Louisville Literary on ARTxFM Louisville !
Tune in to Keep Louisville Literary this Thursday at 1pm when Rachel Short will host author Mary Popham (MFA, Spalding) whose first novel “Back Home in Landing Run” was published in October. Mary’s essays, poetry, and stories have appeared in New Southerner, Appalachian Heritage, and the Louisville Review.
Cutter Williams, editor of Calvacade literary magazine, will join me Next Thursday December 12 at 1pm to discuss the future of Calvacade, read some contributors (past contributors include Ryan Davis CO of Sophomore Lounge records and organizer of Cropped Out music fest annualy here in Louisville, and other notable locals) and also some work of his own. Cutter is a returning Louisvillian eager to showcase local writers. Calvacade is accepting submissions for poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction until Jan. 15th. Tune in to Keep Louisville Literary every Thursday at 1pm on http://www.artxfm.com and support your local literary arts and artists!
(p.s. ARTxFM is currently in the running for our very own FM frequency which will allow us to reach most of the metro area. Keep an eye peeled for the day you can tune in on your car stereo, etc. and wish us luck!)