A Shared Voice

A Shared Voice

by Tom Mack and Andrew Geyer

A conversation in narrative by twenty-four of the finest fiction writers in America. A total of twenty-four tales, each linked to another by at least one literary element such as character, setting, or theme, make up this first-of-its-kind anthology by writers from Texas and the Carolinas.

The individual short stories in A Shared Voice include twelve anchor tales—six by writers from Texas and six by writers from the Carolinas—and twelve original works of fiction written in response to the anchor narratives. The result is a rich and varicolored tapestry of narrative voices by writers who have spent their lives weaving tales. A Shared Voice was named by ForeWord Magazine as a 2013 finalist for best book of the year in the category Short Stories. "Gethsemane," by Clay Reynolds, the opening story in the collection, has been named as a finalist for the Spur Award for Best Short Fiction from the Western Writers of America.


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About the Authors

Tom MackTom Mack
joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina Aiken in 1976. Since that time he has established an enviable “record of teaching excellence as well as outstanding performance in research and public service” for which the USC Board of Trustees awarded him the prestigious Carolina Trustee Professorship in 2008. He currently holds the G. L. Toole Chair in English.

Over the years Dr. Mack has written over 100 articles and chapters about American literature and American cultural history. Furthermore, since 1990, he has contributed a weekly column in The Aiken Standard on a wide range of topics in the humanities. He is also the founding editor of The Oswald Review, the first international refereed journal of undergraduate research in the discipline of English; all articles published in TOR are available in digitalized form on library databases hosted by EBSCO Publishing.

Dr. Mack chairs the South Carolina Academy of Authors' Board of Governors, the organization responsible for managing the state’s literary hall of fame.

Andrew Geyer
Andrew Geyer
A member of the Texas Institute of Letters, Geyer was born in Austin and grew up on a working cattle ranch in Southwest Texas. A lover of the outdoors and an avid runner and canoeist, he has traveled extensively in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, and North Africa. He currently lives in Aiken, South Carolina, where he serves as Associate Professor of English at the University of South Carolina Aiken.