Review of No Alternative by Versatile Book Reviews

Excerpt: “From the first sentence, to the very last, this book pulled at a part of me that has long been buried and forgotten. It is an incredibly powerful narrative on teen suicide in the 90’s, a time when suicide was reaching nearly epidemic proportions for Generation X.” — Versatile Book Reviews For the full review, visit:...

Exclusive Interview with William Dickerson, Author of “No Alternative” by Susan Heim

Excerpt: What is this book about? Thomas Harrison, a teenager in 1994, is determined to start his own alternative band, an obsession that blinds him to what’s either the mental collapse, or the eruption of musical genius, of his little sister, Bridget. Bridget boldly rejects her brother’s music, and the music of an entire generation of slackers, by taking on the persona of an X-rated gangsta rapper named Bri Da B. For the full interview,...

THE ZAPS, an exclusive Junk Talk guest post by William Dickerson

Excerpt: “I was in New York City at the time of the 9/11 attacks. While many watched the tragedy unfold live on television, I watched it live from the window of a skyscraper in midtown Manhattan, some sixty blocks away from the unfolding disaster. I would never dismiss the effect that 9/11 had on anyone, no matter how one ended up watching it, because we all did watch it one way or another. But the events of 9/11 had some very specific effects on me, and it’s those effects that I want to tell you about.” For the full post,...