A Shared Voice
A total of twenty-four tales, each linked to another by at least three literary elements such as character and setting and theme, make up this first-of-its-kind anthology by writers from Texas and the Carolinas. The short stories in A Shared Voice include twelve anchor tales—six by writers from Texas and six by writers from the Carolinas—and twelve original works of fiction written in response to the anchor narratives. The result is a rich and varicolored tapestry of voices by writers who have spent their lives weaving tales.
The 12 Texas writers are Clay Reynolds, Oscar Casares, Robert Flynn, Stephen Graham Jones, Jim Sanderson, James Hoggard, Jan Epton Seale, Jerry Bradley, Betty Wiesepape, Terry Dalrymple, Laura Rebecca Payne, and Dave Kuhne.
The 12 Carolina writers are Jill McCorkle, Ron Rash, George Singleton, Bret Lott, Elizabeth Cox, Michael Parker, Randall Kenan, Elise Blackwell, Marianne Gingher, Cecile Goding, Phillip Gardner, and Deno Trakas.
Cover art by Austin, Texas artist Eric Beverly.