Big news! The film adaption of The Evening Hour is now being shot in Harlan, Kentucky. Braden King, the director, has invited me to be on set. I’ll be there on and off during the shooting, which starts in October and ends in November. I’m thrilled, for many reasons. Obviously, seeing my novel turned into a film is wildly exciting. I’m also a huge film buff. I’ve never been on a set before—I have only the vaguest idea of how a movie is made. So, I’ve decided to document my experience on a blog, called “Filming of The Evening Hour/Tales from Hollerwood.” Check it out!

"This is one of the best American novels of the year, and it is a major contribution to Appalachian literature."                                                                                                         - Silas House, author of Southernmost


 "Carter Sickels is a tremendous novelist with a tremendous story to tell..."                                  
- Stacey D'Erasmo, author of The Sky Below


"The Evening Hour could be a hymn sung out in a country church; when I finished it, I wanted to close my eyes, listen to its echoes, feel the power of its song..."      
- Josh Weil, author of The New Valley