“Reading Mandy Haynes’s collection of short stories, Sharp as a Serpent’s Tooth, takes me on a journey down red clay backroads to the gothic South where Flannery O’Connor rides shotgun and whispers in my ear. Haynes takes her fiction into a world I love–a South of conmen, snake handlers, and individuals with unsettling courage. She brings fresh insight into characters I’ve met and places I’ve visited in real life and in fiction. There’s no better journey–highly recommended.” USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Haines, 2010 Harper Lee Distinguished Writer Award winner
“Author Mandy Haynes has a wide reputation for being one of the most authentic voices of modern-day America’s Deep South. Set in the complex rural South, her stories are alive with spot-on vernacular, her character’s are self-assured and quirky, and the predicaments they find themselves in are quintessentially Southern experiences. Reading Mandy Haynes work is an education in all that goes into the cultural hotbed of the romantic South. Her work takes you down long country roads where anything can and does happen.” Claire Fullerton, author of Little Tea
I was very excited and honored to be asked by author Cynthia Newberry Martin to write an essay for her blog, Catching Days.
Was honored that my story was deemed worthy of being a story that empowers… Listen to it (Episode 244) on the STORIES THAT EMPOWER podcast.
Very happy to be chosen as the debut episode for this fantastic podcast, Desideratum by Theresa Bakken. “Desideratum is a Latin word meaning ‘things that are desired as essential’. The Desideratum Podcast celebrates storytelling as an essential thing – the art of telling and the journey of listening. Join me audiobook narrator Theresa Bakken and my wordsmith friends for new episodes every Friday showcasing the talents of authors and narrators. Listen to conversations with writers and scenes from their audiobooks. Tune in to hear an artist you love or to find your new favorite storyteller. “
It’s always a fun time with the Pulpwood Queens!