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"Connecting to the West" - Tahoe Weekly
IN THE PRESS
Throughout the volume's eight tenuously linked tales, lives and fortune are lost, and the city of Reno emerges as the locus of shattered souls. Maynard's debut collection bursts with idiosyncratic characters...packs a strong emotional punch...is strangely entertaining.
This is prime American fiction - tough, generous, and open -eyed.
ALYSON HAGY, author of Boleto
Mark Maynard's Reno is so sleazily appealing, so filled with convict cowboys, wild horses, racing pilots, truckers, snow bums, eco-terrorists, tattoo conventions, pawnshops and jackpots that you emerge from reading Grind dazed by this author's empathy for neglected quarters of humanity. You feel gritty all over - and more alive.
CAROLYN COOKE, author of Daughters of the Revolution
Mark Maynard teaches at Truckee Meadows Community College. His work has appeared in The Reno News and Review and the essay collection Tahoe Blues. He lives in Reno, Nevada with his wife Molly and their five children.
His 2012 collection of short stories Grind was selected as the 2016-17 Nevada Reads Book by the Nevada State Library. In 2015, Mark was awarded the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen.
Mark Maynard will be a contestant in the Reno debut of Literary Death Match at the Trocadero Nightclub at 7:00 pm.