A Bright and Pleading Dagger chapbook author Nicole Rivas has an essay called “The Masters of Mining Adolescent Experience in Fiction” over at Lit Hub in which she discusses W.G. Sebald, Siri Hustvedt, and writing about childhood.
And at Fiction Writers Review, Emily Nagin reviews Rivas’ chapbook, writing that, “Reading A Bright and Pleading Dagger is a little like eating ortolan. Rivas’ stories are compact, tender, and razor-sharp. They combine the fairytale dread of Carmen Maria Machado with the dream-scape disorientation of Kelly Link.”