Best American Short Stories nominee and Pushcart nominee Russell Helms holds a lectureship in English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His novel, Fade, is from Unsolicited Press (2019).
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Writing whiz Landis Crutcher is in love with her English teacher Elizabeth and desires her talents and skills. Elizabeth is trying desperately to teach Landis about being sympathetic to her characters, but Landis does not get it. Through her second novel, Landis sucks Elizabeth dry, but not before Elizabeth sees a similar scenario played out in Landis’s first novel about a little sister who dies. A twisted mystery of a high-school girl who knows exactly what she wants and through her writing gets more than she bargained for.