HWM Wins ForeWord Firsts Debut Fiction Award

Hooray! High-Water Mark is the Autumn 2012 winner of ForeWord Firsts Debut Fiction Award. ForeWord is a trade magazine that reviews and showcases independent publications. You can read an interview with me here and the (great) review of the book here. An excerpt from the review:

In this fine collection of stories, characters often stumble upon what they’re actually looking for amid the flotsam and jetsam left by the receding dreams and washed-up hopes of not only their own lives, but all those around them ... One of the pleasures of this first collection is the writing itself. People and landscape are made vivid, whether it’s a woman’s face described as "ruddy and slightly lined, like a February apple" or the end of a path opening "like the jaw of a beast, all waves and sky and rowdy wind."

One thing that's so cool about this review is how often they quote the book to illustrate points. Awww, shucks.