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CollectionsYour library (2,489), Currently reading (4), Read but unowned (7), All collections (2,489)

Reviews309 reviews

Tagsfiction (160), mystery (48), nonfiction (41), Texas (34), suspense (32), family (32), short stories (27), thriller (20), history (18), politics (15) — see all tags

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About meI am the managing editor at Lone Star Literary Life, a media website reporting on all things bookish in Texas; freelance manuscript editor; and blogger at, which was just named a Top 50 Texas Blog; a moderator for the Texas Book Festival, Permian Basin Writers Workshop, and the Lubbock Book Festival; and a panelist at Books in the Basin. Previously, I was an award-winning editor at The Texas Spur, the weekly newspaper of record for Dickens and Kent counties since 1909;

My reviews appear or are forthcoming in Foreword Reviews, Kirkus Reviews, The Rumpus, BookSlut, [PANK] Magazine, Pleiades Magazine, South85 Journal, The Review Review, Concho River Review, Monkeybicycle, Mosaic Literary Magazine, World Literature Today, Rain Taxi, The Collagist, High Country News, and Atticus Review.

I am a member of the National Book Critics Circle, Writers' League of Texas, PEN America, and the Texas Press Association. You can find me on the web at, on Facebook as Texasbooklover, and on Twitter @txbooklover.

About my libraryI have a large and eclectic library. Please take a look. I am sure you will find something to appreciate and enjoy. I have posted a few reviews, please let me know what you think of them. Happy hunting!

GroupsAmerican History, Banned Books, Bloggers, Book reviewers, Deep South, Evolve!, Feminist Theory, Happy Heathens, Literary Snobs, Progressive & Liberal!show all groups

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, Nevada Barr, Ann Beattie, Chris Bohjalian, Larry Brown, James Lee Burke, Raymond Carver, Michael Chabon, Dan Chaon, Sandra Cisneros, Junot Díaz, Annie Dillard, Andre Dubus, Louise Erdrich, Richard Ford, Mary Gaitskill, Dagoberto Gilb, Ellen Gilchrist, Lauren Groff, Jane Hamilton, Andre Dubus, III, Molly Ivins, Jonathan Kellerman, Barbara Kingsolver, Madeleine L'Engle, John Lescroart, Alice McDermott, Ian McEwan, Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, Tim O'Brien, Flannery O'Connor, Grace Paley, Sara Paretsky, Annie Proulx, Ellen Raskin, Richard Russo, John Sandford, Jane Smiley, John Steinbeck, Anne Tyler, Jess Walter, Eudora Welty, Stephen White, Marion Winik (Shared favorites)


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Member sinceJul 23, 2010

Currently readingConfessions (Penguin Classics) by Saint Augustine
Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit V. Banerjee
The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul Collier
The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths

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