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Price: $16.00 plus $3.50 Shipping and handling
The book has 256 pages, a beautiful matte cover, and the work of writers who live in or have connections to the southern Appalachian Mountains. The introduction for the book is by Robert Morgan, notable poet and author, educator and speaker.
Nancy Simpson, editor, is the author of Across Water, Night Student and a new collection of poetry, Living Above the Frost Line, published by Carolina Wren press.
North Carolina author, Lee Smith said of this anthology, “Straight from the land of sky. song and story, another dynamic collection--strong and surprising.”
Ron Rash said, “Anyone who enjoys Appalachian Literature will be delighted by this excellent anthology, particularly because it introduces the reader to a number of our region’s gifted though lesser-known writers. Bravo!”
These anthology authors, who live within the Netwest area, were invited to contribute their work and they did so with generosity: Kathryn Stripling Byer, Thomas Rain Crowe, Steven Harvey and Bettie M. Sellers.
The anthology is dedicated to our Appalachian ballad poet Byron Herbert Reece.
Contributors to Echoes Across the Blue Ridge:
Jo Carolyn Beebe
Joan Thiel Blessing
Rachel T. Bronnum
John T. Campbell
Nancy Sales Cash
James M. Cox
Robert Edward Fahey
Jayne Jaudon Ferrer
Debora Kinsland Foerst
Gerri Wolfe Grady
Karen Paul Holmes
Mary Michelle Brodine Keller
Brenda Kay Ledford
Mary Lou McKillip
Maren O. Mitchell
Janice Townley Moore
Clarence Lee Newton
Betty Jamerson Reed
William V. Reynolds
Linda M. Smith
Wendy Richard Tanner
Carole Richard Thompson
Cecily Hamlin Wells
Eleanor Lambert Wilson
Jane J. Young
Katja Holmes - formatting, book and cover design.
Philip L. Sampson - Cover photograph.
Tipper Pressley, Seth Russell, and Billy J. Turnage. - inside photos
We are indebted to the individuals and organizations who donated to NCWN West to help with printing this book.