Thursday, September 23, 2010
Plans are to have Echoes Across the Blue Ridge on Kindle very soon.
Remember, the anthology can be ordered from local Independent bookstores.
City Lights Books in Sylva will take orders online.
In Brasstown, NC, Carolina Crafting carries Echoes Across the Blue Ridge.
If you live in the area or if you are attending John C. Campbell Folk School, drop by and pick up copies for gifts or for yourself. This popular gift and craft shop is located in the shops of Brasstown.
Friday, August 20, 2010
When Mary Mike Keller read her poem "As the Deer" at our Gala Publication party for Echoes Across the Blue Ridge, hosted by City Lights Bookstore two weeks ago, I was swept away. It's a beautiful poem, and she read it beautifully. This poem is yet another reason to own a copy of Echoes. Go to the Echoes page on Facebook and take a look. Or the Netwest blog. You will find information on how to purchase the book.
As The Deer
The dulcimer drones tranquil
as the pick grazes across strings
as the deer across the glade
My thumb under f sharp mimics
her tongue curled to pluck
a blade intoned on b
Quietness slides along her body
my finger descending the string
in a smooth slur of music
The sweetness of the melody
new as young grass lingers
in the lea of my instrument
A barre chord trembles
for that last unfettered fret
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Living in and Inspired by the Southern Appalachian Mountains, the anthology everyone is waiting for, is growing closer to the day of publication.
We are proofing the final copy this week. As soon as any little glitches are corrected, the book with over 200 pages and several photos, will go to the printer. We will have one more chance to proof the manuscript when the printer sends us the galleys.
We cannot give a definite release date at this time. As most know, the proofing and copyediting has been and is being done by NCWN West volunteers, and because of the volunteers, we will be able to offer this book at an affordable price.
We ask that the contributors and those who can't wait to read this terrific book, be patient a few more weeks. We are planning for a spring release and a book party. Our contributors and those who made donations for the printing, the photographers whose work is on the cover and inside the book, will be notified and all will receive their free copies when we have the finished product in hand.
We can assure you, Echoes Across the Blue Ridge will be worth the wait.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Hello Fellow NCWN West Members and Friends. I have been working as the editor on Netwest’s forthcoming anthology for about one year now, with the work arriving in my mailbox from December 1, 2008 to February 28, 2009. Getting a book published is a long process. Sometimes things move along like clockwork, but time stalled due to circumstances beyond our control. Still, I am happy to announce we are making progress and seeing our way clear to publish the anthology, titled Echoes Across the Blue Ridge: Stories, Essays and Poems by Writers Living in and Inspired by the Southern Appalachian Mountains. In fact, we have completed the proofreading process. The galley copy is being made at this time. We plan for publication in the new year.
An Introduction to Echoes Across the Blue Ridge has been written for us by Robert Morgan.
Other North Carolina authors have endorsed the collection including Lee Smith and more comments are forthcoming.
These authors, who live within the Netwest area, were invited to contribute their work and they did so with generosity: Our Program Coordinator Kathryn Stripling Byer, Thomas Rain Crowe, Steven Harvey and Bettie M. Sellers. The anthology is dedicated to the memory of our Appalachian ballad poet Byron Herbert Reece.
Check the list below of other contributors who have work forthcoming in 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 Jameron Reed
William V. Reynolds
Linda M. Smith
Wendy Richard Tanner
Carole Richard Thompson
Cecily Hamlin Wells
Eleanor Lambert Wilson
Jane J. Young
Congratulations to Philip Sampson of Young Harris, Georgia
whose photograph was chosen for the cover.
Congratulations to Katja Holmes for her cover and book design
and for formatting the galley manuscript .
MORE NEWS WILL COME . STAY POSTED,