Maynards descriptions remain as unflattering as ever. And the four-letter words and steamy sex will offend many readers. -- James E. Casto, Huntington Herald Dispatch
[Maynard] once again succeeds in delivering a devastatingly, soul-searching, scabrous and very funny literary experience. -- Michael Shannon Friedman, Charleston Gazette, October 12, 2003
About the Author
Lee Maynard was born in Wayne County, West Virginia, and grew up in the countys small towns and hollows that shape much of his writing. His relatives still live in the county, as they have for more than 200 years.
He is a graduate of West Virginia University and attended graduate school at Marshall University.
Maynard is a novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, editor and journalist. As a journalist, he has been an assignment writer for Readers Digest for more than a decade. He has been published more than 100 times in publications as diverse as The Saturday Review, Readers Digest, Columbia Review of Literature, Appalachian Heritage, Washington Post, Country America, Christian Science Monitor, and on Mighty Words, an e-publishing site.
Maynards previous novel, Crum, was the first original fiction published by Washington Square Press, a division of Simon & Schuster, in 1988. The second edition of Crum was published in 2001 as the first book from Vandalia Press.
Maynard wrote Screaming with the Cannibals, a sequel to Crum, with the support from a Literary Fellowship in Fiction from the National Endowment for the Arts.
An avid outdoorsman and conversationalist, Maynard is a mountaineer, sea kayaker, skier, and former professional river runner. He has recently rode a motorcycle from his home near Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Arctic Circle.