Sunday, January 10, 2010


Best selling writer and poet, Robert Morgan wrote the introduction to
Echoes Across the Blue Ridge

Other North Carolina authors have endorsed the collection including Lee Smith and more comments are forthcoming.

NCWN West Program Coordinator Kathryn Stripling Byer, Thomas Rain Crowe, Steven Harvey and Bettie M. Sellers were asked and they generously conributed their work for the anthology.
The book is dedicated to the memory of our Appalachian ballad poet
Byron Herbert Reece.

Other contributors who have work forthcoming in Echoes Across the Blue

Ellen Andrews
Richard Argo
Glenda Barrett
Glenda Beall
Jo Carolyn Beebe
Janet Benway
Joan Thiel Blessing
Rachel T. Bronnum
John T. Campbell
Gary Carden
Nancy Sales Cash
James M. Cox
Paul Donovan
Robert Edward Fahey
Jayne Jaudon Ferrer
Debora Kinsland Foerst
Joyce Foster
Karen Gilfillan
Gerri Wolfe Grady
Lana Hendershott
Eugene Hirsch
Sam Hoffer
Karen Paul Holmes
Tom Hooker
Kitty Inman
Carl Iobst
George Ivey
Mary Michelle Brodine Keller
Eileen Lampe
Blanche Ledford
Brenda Kay Ledford
Susan Lefler
StarShield Lortie
John Malone
Gail Maye
Marshall McClung
Jennifer McGaha
Mary Lou McKillip
Dick Michener
Maren O. Mitchell
Janice Townley Moore
Clarence Lee Newton
Arnie Nielson
Nancy Purcell
Betty Jameron Reed
William V. Reynolds
Estelle Rice
Mary Ricketson
Judy Roney
Rosemary Royston
Peg Russell
Linda M. Smith
Susan Snowden
Dorothea Spiegel
Wendy Richard Tanner
Carole Richard Thompson
Shirley Uphouse
J.C. Walkup
Cecily Hamlin Wells
Eleanor Lambert Wilson
Charlotte Wolf
Jane J. Young

Congratulations to Philip Sampson of Young Harris, Georgia whose photograph was chosen for the cover.
Katja Holmes formatted the manuscript and designed the book and the cover.

After release, this book will be available to book stores and individuals by contacting
Glenda Beall -

Check here later for pre-order options.

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