Debutiful Podcast: Neema Avashia – Another Appalachia

Debutiful Podcast: Neema Avashia – Another Appalachia

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Going Gothic (Novel) with Kit Mayquist and Tripping Arcadia

Going Gothic (Novel) with Kit Mayquist and Tripping Arcadia

Kit Mayquist’s novel, Tripping Arcadia, has “A Gothic Novel” smack dab on the cover. Many readers tend to assume one thing or another about what a Gothic novel is, so Debutiful decided to dig a little deeper with Mayquist to understand truly what Tripping Arcadia was all about.

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Don’t Say Ariel Delgado Dixon Didn’t Warn You

Don’t Say Ariel Delgado Dixon Didn’t Warn You

Ariel Delgado Dixon is a Philadelphia-based writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications including Kenyon Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Mississippi Review, and The Greensboro Review. Her debut book, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You, is about sisters who go through hell and fight to get their lives back. It’s a sharp, beautiful novel readers won’t be able to put down.

Debutiful corresponded with the author via email about familial bonds, teenage hormones, atmosphere, and more!

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A Life of Books with Kai Harris, author of What the Fireflies Knew

A Life of Books with Kai Harris, author of What the Fireflies Knew

Kai Harris has written a book that was pitched for fans of Jesmyn Ward. That’s a tall order to stand up to and, by golly, she did it. In What the Fireflies Knew, Harris follows KB and Nia as they are sent to live with their grandfather after their father overdoses. The coming-of-age book is soft where it needs to be but it doesn’t pull punches. KB is a character readers soon won’t forget.

Kai Harris answered the Debutiful “A Life of Books” questionnaire so readers can get to know her.

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A Life of Books with Renée Branum, author of Defenestrate

A Life of Books with Renée Branum, author of Defenestrate

Renée Branum’s work has appeared in The Georgia Review, Narrative Magazine, The Gettysburg Review, Brevity, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Best American Nonrequired Reading, among others. She was a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Prose Fellowship in 2020 and is currently pursuing a PhD in Fiction in Cincinnati.

We asked her to answer our recurring “A Life of Books” questionnaire so readers can get to know her better.

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A Life of Books with Edgar Gomez, author of High-Risk Homosexual

A Life of Books with Edgar Gomez, author of High-Risk Homosexual

Edgar Gomez has written a must-read memoir about sex, love, and queerness. The memoir, High-Risk Homosexual, explores his identity as a Latinx, queer man in modern America. He balances tender moments with the sharpest wit.

Debutiful asked him to fill out our recurring “A Life of Books” questionnaire so readers can get to know him.

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