Books by State: Wyoming

“The novel takes place in a small Wyoming community called Potter’s Field. Though normally a quiet town, Sheriff Nathan Slaughter suddenly finds himself confronted by inexplicable outbreaks of mindless violence, several bodies and the discovery of a new kind of viral infection that appears to be closely related to rabies, though it works much quicker. Along with the town coroner and anContinue reading “Books by State: Wyoming”

From the flower’s point of view, after Robert Frost’s poem Wind and Window Flower

I sat by the window every night waiting foryou to blow through, since you never stay long I’m desperate for even a glance.You would pause at my window and leavebehind tendrils of ice from your frosty kisses. Iwanted so bad to reach out, to feel the chillingsting of you on my skin. But then youContinue reading “From the flower’s point of view, after Robert Frost’s poem Wind and Window Flower”

Books by State: Wisconsin

“It’s the summer of 1994 in Claypot, Wisconsin, and the lives of ten-year-old Fischer “Fish” Branson and Dale “Bread” Breadwin are shaped by the two fathers they don’t talk about. One night, tired of seeing his best friend bruised and terrorized by his no-good dad, Fish takes action. A gunshot rings out and the twoContinue reading “Books by State: Wisconsin”

Books by State: West Virginia

“In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent. And while they sleep they go to another place,Continue reading “Books by State: West Virginia”

Books by State: Washington

“S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle’s wild crows (i.e. “those idiots”), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®. But when Big Jim’s eyeball falls out of his head, S.T. starts to think something’s not quite right.Continue reading “Books by State: Washington”

Books by State: Virginia

“Months after the last of the Wells sons jumped out of his bedroom window in Axton House (incidentally forgetting to open it first), a strange couple of Europeans arrive in Virginia to take possession of the estate. A. is the 23-year-old unforeseen scion; Niamh is the mute punk teen girl he refers to as hisContinue reading “Books by State: Virginia”

Teen Killers Club by Lily Sparks

Signal Deere was an outcast to begin with, then she finds herself accused and prosecuted for her best friend’s murder. She is adamant that she was framed, but the evidence (or more accurately, lack of evidence) doesn’t support her claim. Also, she is designated a Class A–the most dangerous and manipulative criminal profile. Immediately afterContinue reading “Teen Killers Club by Lily Sparks”

Books by State: Vermont

Our main character, Harrison Allen, returns to Vermont to stay on an island in a friend’s abandoned old house in order to research and look for the infamous Lake Champlain monster. Don’t be fooled though, the monster is simply a plot device to get Harrison to the island. Much stranger happenings occur on the islandContinue reading “Books by State: Vermont”

Poem (and other thoughts) in regards to possible overturning of Roe vs. Wade

Do you care only for the humanswho have not yet been born?Do you have no sympathy forthe humans who must carry,birth, and raise these babiesyou want others to have so badly?Where does the line lay, whendoes human life lose all meaningto you? From the momentthey are hurled into this world,screaming and kicking and wavingtheir smallContinue reading “Poem (and other thoughts) in regards to possible overturning of Roe vs. Wade”

Books by State: Texas

“Elatsoe—Ellie for short—lives in an alternate contemporary America shaped by the ancestral magics and knowledge of its Indigenous and immigrant groups. She can raise the spirits of dead animals—most importantly, her ghost dog Kirby. When her beloved cousin dies, all signs point to a car crash, but his ghost tells her otherwise: He was murdered.Continue reading “Books by State: Texas”