Niles Reddick is the author of a collection of stories titled Road Kill Art and Other Oddities which was a finalist for an Eppie award, his novel Lead Me Home was a national finalist for a ForeWord Award, a finalist in the Georgia Author of the Year award in the fiction category, and a nominee for an IPPY award. His work has appeared in anthologies, and been featured in many journals. His new novel, Drifting too far from the Shore, releases in September 2016.
We are delighted you could join us Niles.
Winston Groom, author of Forest Gump said, “Chocked full of humor, “Drifting Too Far From the Shore” is a beautiful story that makes you feel like you have been transported back to small town America.”
That is quite a compliment. Tell us about your book.
I think readers will fall in love with my character Muddy “Charlotte” Rewis, a sassy yet reserved southern woman who has a cane and ain’t afraid to use it. Muddy believes she is in her last days and longs to reunite in heaven with her deceased husband, Claude, But when Muddy’s grandson shoots out a neighbor’s front window, an old friendship is renewed, and troubling mysteries irresistibly revived.
Can’t wait to read it. I like the character already.
I understand Drifting too far from the Shore has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, a PEN-Faulkner award. So I want to congratulate you on the nomination. That is quite an honor. And it has also been nominated for a ForeWord award in fiction.
You’ve written several books..
Yes, I have Easy Loving which is a short story about college friendships;
Lead Me Home . A glimpse of a pragmatic, surreal and spiritual Southern journey back to his roots shows Max Peacock that one can come back home.
Then there is Road kill Art and Other Oddities. It’s a collection of short stories. I’m told people laugh out loud at the eccentricities of the characters and their peculiar situations. Set in the rural past and the strip mall world of the New South. These stories offer readers glimpses into every day experiences through the eyes of a manic narrator who survives and thrives on the oddities of the modern American South.
I have to tell you, I have read some of your post on your blog, and I love them. I am putting your blog link here so others can check them out. http://nilesreddick.com/gallery/
I am so glad you visited with us today Niles. Having read a number of things you’ve written, I think you are going to be one of the writers people will gravitate to. You give your reader enjoyment but most important you give your reader that feeling of realness.
Congratulations. I look forward to this new book. Come back and visit.
Be sure and visit Niles at his blog and also on his website http://nilesreddick.com/ He loves to hear from his readers.Don’t miss reading one of his books or his blog, it give you that certain something we all need each day.