“All in The Family” by Meghan Daum, The New York Times, Dec 7, 2016

“Nine New Memoirs” Poets & Writers Magazine, Sept/Oct 2016

“10 Memoirs That Shed Light on Unseen Family Life BuzzFeed, Aug 2016

“For You, The Universe on a String: Review of Origins of the Universe and What It All Means by Art Edwards, River Teeth Journal, Aug 2016

“Book Review – Origins of the Universe and What It All Means” by Julia Jenkins, Pages of Julia, Aug 2016

“Notable Book Releases” by Lauren White, Independent Publisher, Aug 2016

“A Diverse First Friday Art Walk” by Donna Orozco, Visalia Times Delta Newspaper, Aug 2016

“Father, Farthest: Visalia Writer Publishes Memoir about Father” by Donna Orozco, Visalia Times Delta Newspaper, July 2016

“Staff Picks: Fever Dreams, Tragic Spells and In-betweens”  by Jeffery Gleaves, The Paris Review, July 2016

“Review – Origins of the Universe and What It All Means by Rose Whitmore, Green Mountains Review, July 2016

“Local Authors Write About Cults, Childhood” by Newell Bringhurst, Visalia Times Delta Newspaper, July 2016

“Book Beginnings – on Carole Firstman’s Origins of the Universe by Julia Jenkins, Pages of Julia, July 2016

“On the Books: Carole Firstman – an interview” by Jefferson Beavers, Voices from the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Fresno State, June 2016

“Review – Origins of the Universe and What It All Means Vulpes Libris, June 2016

“Neighborhood Bookstore at Taste the Arts” by Nancy Holley, Kings River Life Magazine, Oct 2015

“Local Authors Get Spotlight” by Newell Bringhurst, Visalia Times Delta Newspaper, Jan 2015

“Book Review – Man in The Moon: Essays on Fathers and Fatherhood” by BJ Hollars, The Los Angeles Review, June 2014

“An Artful Placement of Needle Against Album” Craft Essay by Stephanie G’Schwind, Essay Daily, Nov 2013

“Pushing Boundaries: Review of The Colorado Review Summer 2012″  by Emily Hoffman, The Review Review, Aug 2012

“Carole Firstman: Visalia Teacher’s Essays are on the Road to Literary Acclaim” by Diane Slocum, Lifestyle Magazine, June 2012