Read a terrific interview with Valerie Miner; she talks about the novella:

Watch M.C. MoHagani Magnetek interview Valerie Miner here for Alaska Book Week.

San Francisco Bay Times published an excerpt from Bread and Salt. Read it here.

Read an interview here with Chuck Rosenthal (Ten Thousand Heavens) in Psychology Today about How Animals Think, Feel, and Communicate without Language.



C. Kubasta talks about her poetry collection Of Covenants and the state of poetry here.

tina cover trying to move




Penny Mickelbury will be speaking at the 10th Annual Conference of African American Librarians on Saturday, August 12 at 2:00 pm.  Check out the details here.

Belle City
Penny Mickelbury


The Treasures That Prevail by Jen Karetnick is a finalist for the 2017 Poetry Society of Virginia Book Award.



Nazifa Islam is interviewed about Searching for a Pulse. Read the interview here.

searching for a pulse


Misha & Friends


Watch Misha Cahnmann-Taylor read “Mother Less, Mother More” from Imperfect Tense here.

Imperfect Tense


Penny Mickelbury visited the

Sisters Read Sisters Book Club

on April 30, 2016

Book Club with Penny
Penny with Book Club
Sisters Reading Sisters


Whitepoint Press at AWP in 2016

Courtney AWP
Courtney McDermott signs “How They Spend Their Sundays”
Chuck Rosenthal signs “Ten Thousand Heavens”
Merle AWP
Merle Drown signs “Lighting the World”
Lisa & ZZ AWP
Lisa De Niscia and Z.Z. Boone, author of “Off Somewhere”
Lisa & Courtney AWP
Lisa De Niscia and Courtney McDermott
Lisa at AWP
Lisa De Niscia surrounded by Whitepoint Press books!
Gerry at AWP
Gerard Lafond, Whitepoint’s General Counsel, is in charge while Lisa takes a break.


 Two new poems by Jen Karetnick have been been chosen as second place winners in two contests:

2016 Stephen A DiBase Poetry Prize, Second Place


2015 Atlantis Award Runner Up

Congratulations, Jen!

Jen Karetnick


Z.Z Boone’s Off Somewhere is an Indie Fab FINALIST

Off Somewhere


Congratulations, Z. Z.!


Jen Karetnick won the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Award for her poem “I’m Nothing Without Blood.”


Jen Karetnick


The Echo, the student-operated newspaper of Western CT State U, interviews the maverick Z.Z. Boone here.

ZZ and cover

Why does Z.Z. Boone lie? Read his post on The Story Prize blog here.

Read Bartleby Snopes’ interview with Z.Z. Boone here.

“When an attempt to impress girls becomes a career.” Read an interview with Z.Z. Boone in the Redding Pilot here.

Off Somewhere


Congratulations to Seth Johnson!  He was awarded the Kentucky Writers Fellowship by the Baltic Writing Residency.  Check out the details here.

Things We Do For Women


Read what the New Hampshire Writers’ Project has to say about Merle Drown and “Lighting the World.”  Go here.

Lost in the System/”Lighting the World,” the new novel by Merle Drown, is actually an old novel, one that explores the mysteries of what has become a familiar sort of story. Read entire article here.

Read Bartleby Snopes’ Interview with Merle Drown here.

Lighting the World


Penny Mickelbury visited the NANDI book club in Atlanta:




Congratulations to Penny Mickelbury!  Belle City is a Foreword Reviews’ 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist! Check it out here.

Belle City


This handsome hoot owl hung out in Merle Drown’s backyard recently:

hoot owl


Whitepoint’s first book trailer has premiered!  Watch the trailer for Belle City by Penny Mickelbury here!


Nazifa Islam‘s Searching for a Pulse is part of an exhibit at Hatcher Graduate Library at the University of Michigan.  The exhibit is called A Place of One’s Own: Exploring America’s South Asian Diaspora.

Searchg at UM


Merle Drown tells the story that needed to be told.  Read about it here.


Notre Dame interviews Lisa De Niscia here.


Working Title Playwrights announced that Penny Mickelbury is one of four recipients of the 2014 Ethel Woolson Lab Series.  Penny will receive a week-long developmental workshop with actors, director and dramaturg, culminating in a staged reading for the public at Alliance Theatre’s 3rd Floor Black Box. Dates TBD. The Ethel Woolson Lab 2014 Resident Director is Justin Anderson, and Resident Dramaturg is Neeley Gossett.


The Things We Do for Women by Seth Johnson makes the local best seller list in Louisville!  Congratulations to Seth!

Seth Johnson will be on the radio on Thursday, Feb 27 at 1:00 EST on the Keep Louisville Literary hour.  Here’s more info and a link to the radio station.  UPDATE on March 10:  Here’s the link to the recording of the show: listen now!


Courtney McDermott is in the news in Iowa! Read the articles here and here.

What triggers story ideas for Courtney McDermott?  Read her post on The Story Prize blog here.


What’s an anti-story? Read Seth Johnson’s post about the Anti-Story is on The Story Prize blog here.


Read Courtney McDermott’s Late Night Library interview here and be sure to scroll down once you’re there.

Where does Courtney McDermott write?  Read about her writing space here on The Next Best Book Blog.