Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Thank you

for more than a hundred letters, notes, and social media comments that I received yesterday about A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage. Writing is by nature a solitary act, and it is especially sweet to have recognition by fellow writers and artists and by readers. I hope that the additional award (Silver ForeWord BOTYA in general fiction) will help the novel find many new homes.