Author: Jenna Mason

Five Questions with Jamie Quatro

BY ALEC HARVEY First-time novelist Jamie Quatro comes to Square Books Jan. 23 to sign “Fire Sermon,” but it’s not the book she thought she’d be signing here. “Fire Sermon” came to her while writing “Two-Step Devil,” which, you’ll read below, is on track to become her second novel. But first, the Georgia-based Quatro, a contributing editor to the Oxford American, talks about the side project that became the main event. What made you decide to write a novel? Necessity. I was under contract for a different novel, called “Two-Step Devil,” which is still in progress. “Fire Sermon,” as...

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Don’t Worry, Be Grumpy

Don't Worry, Be Grumpy 3 Jim Dees Contributing Editor Jim Dees is a writer and longtime host of Thacker Mountain Radio. He is the author of “The Statue and the Fury – A Year of Art, Race, Music and Cocktails” (Nautilus Press). The Christmas tree is fish habitat and your New Year’s resolutions lie strewn about, freshly broken and forgotten like a lost bet – so where does that leave us? We’re staring down a clean slate; sparkling new twelve months that represent possibilities of renewal, recharge, and reboot. The new year can be a fresh start and perhaps...

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