Words of Praise and Interviews

Horror Tree Presents

An Interview with Naomi Rourke

By Scott Summers

March 24, 2018






“Horror Creeps In:

An Interview with Naomi Brett Rourke

January 7, 2018







The real surprise for me was how much I loved the short story “Coyote” by Naomi Brett Rourke. I love native tales, and Coyote especially. I know it’s hard to adhere to telling a story about Native Americans in the west without making it boring or another story we’ve heard before. This one was really great and I’ll definitely be reading more from Ms. Rourke in the future. It was brilliant and unsettling, but also oh-so-satisfying.

E. A. Copen, Goodreads, August 2017


COYOTE by Naomi Brett Rourke. This particular story has just as much non-natural events as the others, but it reads truer. Some of the other stories NEED a volume like this in order to exist; this one doesn’t. The story of the old man and his grand-daughter could appear anywhere from Boy’s Life to Playboy to Good Housekeeping. Maybe not Popular Mechanics.

Goodreads, Pat Patterson, July 2017


“Some of my favorite myth stories were those of the Native Americans and “Coyote” (by Naomi Brett Rourke) has joined my favorites from that field.  It’s a classic tale of comeuppance, told with a subtle flair and panache.  It adds an authentic Old West touch to Straight Outta Tombstone.  This is the first story I’ve read by Rourke, and it won’t be the last.”

MY SF Reviews, Joe


“The writing is solid.”
“…strong new voice in supernatural fantasy…”
David Boop, Baen Books




“Some of my other favorites: …”Every Day” (like a modern Edgar Allan Poe)…

Katshell, Amazon


“‘Every Day’…definitely got my attention (in a positive way)…”
Thomas Gondolfi, TANSTAAFL Press


For “Magick in Everyday Things”

“I just read your short story, “The Magick in Everyday Things” over morning coffee and realize what a supreme writing talent you are. It was so enjoyable to sit with your imagery, your wisdom, your command of our beautiful language and just absorb your story. I’ve followed your work, but this story hit me as supremely relataeble and relevant to our daily experience and growing older. Loved it. Keep writing. You are a national treasure.”
Tammy Lorraine Marshall


For “The Perfect Dinner”

“‘The Perfect Dinner’ is a very solid crime story with a nice sting in the tale…”
“…quite soulful; a moving tale…”
Eric Lindbom, www.triggerwarningshortstories.com

“Powerful story.”
John Skewes, www.triggerwarningshortstories.com

“…clear talent and success will continue to follow…”

Steve Hussy, MurderSlim Press


For “GPS”

“‘GPS’…I can understand the comparison to Twilight Zone – this strikes me as a story I’d see on this show.”
“…sweet tale…”
Deep Magic


Rachel Haaversen, Alligator Juniper

“…look forward to seeing more from you in the future.”

Gillian Whitaker, Flame Tree Publishing


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