My long-form personal essay, Eggs in Purgatory, was named a finalist in the WTAW Press Alcove Chapbook Series Open and published in spring 2023. Couldn’t be happier to be in such great company! Available in paperback or e-book. Order here (or on Amazon; or ask your local indie to order it).
I reviewed Paul Harding’s novel, This Other Eden, for the Portland Press Herald.
I reviewed Alice Elliott Dark’s novel, Fellowship Point, for the Portland Press Herald.
Thanks to Catamaran Literary Reader for nominating my story “Your Hysterical Wife” for a Pushcart Prize. Here’s a link to read it online.
Bookish Beck: “Twister was a novel I read slowly, just 10 or 15 pages at a sitting, to savor Walsh’s prose. … one to linger over as you appreciate the delicacy of the characterization and the electric descriptions of the impending storm.” Four star review.
I’m happy to have a story, “Your Hysterical Wife,” in the Catamaran Literary Reader, Winter 2018 issue.
Twister was selected as a Finalist for the 2016 Sarton Women’s Book Award. Thank you to Story Circle Network for this recognition.
Berkeleyside: Best Books of 2016. I’m delighted that Lucy Jane Bledsoe included Twister on her recommended reading list.
Twister was selected as a Finalist for the 2016 Housatonic Book Award in Fiction. Glad to have this recognition for the book and for Black Lawrence Press.
Full Stop: “Walsh is incredibly intelligent, fierce, and, at times, tender with her prose. What excites me most about Twister is its ambition. … an outstanding debut….”
Midwest Book Review, Wisconsin Bookwatch, Reviewer’s Choice: “Exceptionally well written and consistently compelling from beginning to end, “Twister” is an unforgettable and extraordinary debut …. confidently and highly recommended.”
Here’s Deni Scofield reading an excerpt from Twister at Stories on Stage Davis in June. Such a great night!
Twister on the Small Press Distribution bestseller list for January/February. And again for March/April. Thank you!
I’m delighted that BLP nominated the opening chapter of Twister for The Pushcart Prize. Find a link to read the nominees’ excerpts here.
Hungry for Good Books: “Like the tornado Walsh describes, Twister is a powerful novel – one that strengthens as the reader falls into the characters’ lives. … It’s a stunningly unpredictable novel just like the tornado it tracks.”
San Jose Mercury News: an “…atmospheric debut novel.”
Largehearted Boy: Here’s a playlist of songs referenced in Twister.
Emerging Writers Network: I had a great time talking with Lori Ostlund about Twister. Here is the interview. I highly recommend Lori’s fabulous books.
StoryCircle Book Reviews: “…fresh and interesting. . . . I thoroughly enjoyed this first-time novel . . .”
She Treads Softly: “A highly recommended story of turbulence in a small town.“
The Nervous Breakdown published a self-interview and an excerpt from Twister.
Here’s a short excerpt and a fun, quick Q&A covering important topics such as coffee (pro) and comparing ourselves to others (con).
Kirkus Reviews: “A young man’s wartime death increases pre-existing tensions in a Midwestern community even as nightmarish weather approaches. . . . the quiet revelations that emerge lend [the novel] a surprising power.”
Red Earth Review published a chapter from Twister.