In its 5 Star review, this popular blog was enthusiastic about my story’s careful layering, the insights of multiple narrators and the avoidance of time travel paradoxes, declaring it “time travel literature!”

"The approach … is really original, focusing on what knowledge of the past means in today’s life… plenty of food for thought."

Lone Star Literary Life

The online magazine opened with classic time travel questions about changing history, then dug into what's unique about my story: the characters, their voices and their interpretations of events.

"... ambitious and accomplished... intricately plotted and fast-paced... Wood hooked me on the prologue and never lost me."

Library Journal

The professional journal of librarians chose One Red Thread  as one of the relatively few books it reviews from among the thousands that are published. It had good things to say, too:

"... about memory, the past, and the desire to make things right. ... The plot is rich and wrenching."

Austin American-Statesman

The newspaper devoted nearly a half page in its Sunday book section to One Red Thread.  In his review, the paper's head book critic summed up the story nicely:

"It’s an interesting conceit that transforms what at first appears to be a quintessential Southern story into the science-fiction genre."


This online magazine of the arts, culture and society called One Red Thread "an unconventional hybrid." Science fiction. Literary fiction. Magical realism. Southern fiction. Bingo! Just as I intended:

"... for readers willing to buy into the author's vision, the book has its enthralling moments... [and] the journey can be rewarding."

Minneapolis Star Tribune

This leading Midwest newspaper mostly told the story of One Red Thread, but the reviewer nailed her plot summary to create my favorite simple introduction to the book: 

"It can be dangerous to pull on a thread from the past. But Eddy McBride, an architect and rather selfish guy, does it anyway ...  launching readers into a time-hopping journey across the generations."

The Charlotte Observer

In a roundup of new books with North Carolina connections, the largest newspaper in the region was concise and complimentary in its comments on One Red Thread:

"A provocative novel that raises questions about the power of healing the past."