“The White Rail” by Clarinda Harriss interview.

Check out this interview with our very own Clarinda Harriss! The interview discusses Clarinda’s newest collection of short stories, each taking place in our home town of Baltimore, Maryland. Whether you’re from our beloved city, or just looking for something new, give “The White Rail” a read –– right after you check out this interview with the author!

––Kate Surles, Online Editor



On Holiday, by Erin Gibbons

Once a student at our very own Towson University, Erin Gibbons no longer lives in Baltimore, but has decided to join the BrickHouse Books team to put her skills to use at the city’s oldest publishing house! Along with giving Erin a warm welcome, here’s a short story she’s decided to share with us titled “On Holiday.” Enjoy!

––Kate Surles, Online Editor

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Writing is a Muscle, by Trevor D. Richardson

Trevor D. Richardson is a Portland-based novelist, who is soon to be relocating to the Baltimore area. Wanting to broaden his literary horizons here in the land of the Ravens and Natty Boh, he decided to take on the task of joining the BrickHouse community as a guest blogger! We hope to see more from him the future, but without further ado, please enjoy this first piece from him titled “Writing is a Muscle.”

––Kate Surles, Online Editor

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Unruly Catholic Women Writers: Creative Responses to Catholicism

Good afternoon, BrickHouse-ians! (Or would we be BrickHouse-ites?)

What better way is there to spend a Saturday night than a book reading? Take a moment, and then read on for the answer.


The answer is: “there is no better way!”

If you got this little trivia question correct, then you’ll be happy to hear that we received news that Madeleine Mysko, Carol Cooley, Pat Montley, Ana Kothe and Jeana Del Rosso will be doing a reading from their anthology Unruly Catholic Women Writers: Creative Responses to Catholicism. The anthology is a 2013 finalist in the Foreward Review / IndieFab Awards, Anthologies Category –– how exciting! So we’re happy to extend an invitation to our entire community here at BrickHouse Books to join these lovely writers Saturday, July 26 at 6:00 p.m. at The Ivy Bookshop:

Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209


A book signing will follow the reading, so be sure to bring your copies!


Best wishes,

––Kate Surles, Online Editor