"The stories in this magnificent new collection are examples of Holladay's art at its shimmering best." -- Steve Yarbrough, author of Safe from the Neighbors
"Cary Holladay, historical fiction writer extraordinaire, brings the lost world of early Virginia--towns like Rapidan, Culpeper, and Raccoon Ford--blazingly to life . . . This collection deserves everything out there--our closest attention, our highest regard, and every prize in sight."
Cary Holladay is the author of seven volumes of fiction. Her awards include fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Her story "Merry-Go-Sorry," based on the case of the West Memphis 3, was published in Alaska Quarterly Review and won an O. Henry Prize.
Cary Holladay and her husband, John Bensko, teach creative writing at the University of Memphis. Cary teaches in the low-res MFA program at Converse College.
During Fall 2014, she is Distinguished Visiting Writer at Wichita State University.
Cary has developed a checklist for writing and revision. Here it is! "A CAYCE for Fiction"