|Fun in the Surf: A Poetry and
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The theme is anything about rivers, oceans, lakes, water activities, costal people, the coast, etc. or summer in general. Fifty writers from across the country have contributed to this work!
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Adcock lives in Washington, DC. She
participates in several poetry groups after having spent decades overseas
Arnold, an enthusiastic French and
Spanish teacher, is a regular contributor to anthologies for Old Mountain
Press. She earned a Master of French Studies from Auburn University and a
Master of Education from UAB. She also holds certifications in Spanish,
English, and ESOL. When not teaching, she prefers to nurture her
insatiable love for travel throughout Europe and Latin America. Arnold
lives in Americus, Georgia, with her husband Bob and their three children.
W. Bassett is a retired academic who
turned to creative writing late in life. His poems have appeared widely in
anthologies and journals, including Atlanta Review, Illuminations,
Negative Capability, Mudfish, Passager, Pembroke Magazine, POEM, Slant,
The Cape Rock, Timberline Review, Yemassee, and Zone 3. He has
four books of poetry and two novels of a planned trilogy. An Alabama
native, he currently lives in Greenwood, SC.
Behm-Bultz is a population scientist
and world traveler who often bases her poetry around human geography and
exotic locations. Her written work has appeared in both scientific
journals and poetry anthologies. Her family and its assorted pets live in
Davis’s publishing credits include
Poets Forum, The Carolina Runner, Triathlon Today, Georgia Athlete, The
Fayetteville Observer’s Saturday Extra, A Loving Voice Vol. I and
II, Special Warfare., and Winston- Salem Writers’ POETRY IN PLAIN
SIGHT program for May 2013 (poetry month). He’s authored the following
books: The Life and Times of Rip Jackson; A children’s coloring
book, Pickaberry Pig’s First Day of School, The Patrol Order; and
an action adventure novel, The R-complex. Tom has recently
completed his memoir. He lives in Webster, NC.
Dillingham’s poetry, short
fiction, and commentary have appeared in many publications. She is the
author of eleven books and chapbooks, collaborator on Reflections in a
River: Photographs by Joan Medlicott Haiku by Nancy Dillingham, and
co-editor of four anthologies. Like Headlines: New and Selected Poems is
forthcoming from Red Dirt Press. Her collection of poetry, Home,
was nominated for a SIBA. Nancy lives in Asheville, NC
Kirby Erickson is the author of five
collections of poetry, including Becoming the Blue Heron (Press
53). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Life in
Poetry, Asheville Poetry Review, Atlanta Review, The Christian Century,
North Carolina Literary Review, The Sun Magazine, The Writer's
Almanac, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verse Daily, and many others.
Awards include the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize and a Nautilus Silver Book
Award. She lives in Pfafftown, NC.
M. Ferrari is a regular contributor
to OMP. Dena’s poetry is featured in Westchester Community College of NY
Phoenix (1975), Writers Alliance Poets World-Wide anthologies has
many of her published works. Dena’s own books, Poems From the Hearth
(2010) Come Closer My Dearies (2013), Charmed Times Three
(2015), and her newest book Wyld Earth Magick (2018) shows
diversified writing styles, leaving a Living Legacy for her grandchildren.
She and her husband, Peter live in Vass, NC.
Fogelman , has a graduate degree in
Public Health Nutrition. During WWII she served in the WAVES. Her work has
appeared in The Noble Generation, That Thing You Do, Pets Across
America, Texas Poetry Calendar , Boundless , OMP Anthologies and
school publications. Ann is a member of Bay Area Writers League , Poetry
Society of Texas and Osher
Lifetime Learning Institute at UTMB, Galveston, TX. Ann lives in
Kennedy Frazer is a retired peace
and justice director and educator for faith-based organizations at state,
diocesan and national levels. Penning life’s passions into poetry is the
delight of her silvering years. Her work has appeared in several Old
Mountain Press’ anthologies, Poetic Portions 2015 anthology, Soul-lit
Journal of Spiritual Poetry, Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine, Panoply
Literary Zine, Snapdragon Journal, Whirlwind Magazine, Spank the Carp, and
Kakalak 2017. She lives in Durham. NC.
Fredsell enjoys writing personal
essays for Old Mountain Press and OLLI quarterly journals. She is
presently compiling a memoir for her grandchildren. When not writing,
Lynda enjoys attending OLLI classes at Furman University, playing chess,
volunteering in her church and community, and cat-sitting for her sons in
Charleston and Atlanta. Lynda lives in Greenville, SC, with a yard full of
birds and white squirrels.
Gibson, Northville, Michigan,
featured Native American culture in the five novels in his “Anasazi
Quest” series. His eighth novel, To Live or Die in Taiwan was
published in February.. Review all his books at www.PentacleSPresS.com.
Anasazi Princess and Anasazi Journey are now available as
Kindle Books on Amazon.com.
Gowan is author of Notes from the
Trunk, published by Old Mountain Press. Her work has appeared in many
Old Mountain Press anthologies and southern regional publications. She
retired to the NC mountains from western NY in 2001, but in 2017, returned
to western NY to be near family. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Granger thinks more than he writes,
and he writes more than he sees other people. He grew up in a depressed
country town and understands the struggles of poor, heartland folks. But
he has a lot of hope. Farley lives in La Grange, NC.
Mai Habben is a writer in Raleigh,
NC. She is a graduate of Peace College and North Carolina State
University. Her work has been included in the News and Observer and
regularly appears in publications throughout the United States and Canada.
She enjoys writing fiction and creative nonfiction in addition to her love
Hammond lives in Falls Church,
Virginia with her husband David. After writing for her children and
grandchildren for many years, Karen has shifted her focus, writing a book
about life in the Outer Banks. Charlie's Tale is a chapter in her yet to
be published book, Birdie Told Me.
Carey Harker has a dual set of
families–-one in Idaho and one in NC. She married a sailor she met on a
bus in 1953. The happy result was the excuse to travel cross country
camping in every state of the union both with and without their 5 children
interspersed with many trips abroad. She has taught Writing For
Publication for many years MaXine, and her husband Berkley, are now 89
living in a one-stop-light town of Grifton, NC.
Haymore is a wannabe poet near
Fayetteville, NC. His inclusion in this anthology cleverly uses the haiku
format for the title and the poem is a sonnet. These are his attempts at
illustrating his poetic acumen to the Old Mountain Press.
Hewett is 85 years of age and writes
poems, short stories, humor and satire along with accounts of his father’s
story telling skill. Hewett has been named poet of the month on three
online writing groups and poet of the year on another. He has published 3
children books. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies. His website
D. Kennedy, Jr. has published four
(4) books of poetry, short stories, and essays: Our Place In Time,
Waiting Out In The Yard, For Rhyme Of Reason, and Progenitors: A
Kennedy Genealogy. He has also published works in over twenty
anthologies and periodicals. He has served as Chairman of the following:
The Board of Trustees of Barton College, the North Carolina Board of
Ethics, the North Carolina Theater, and the Building Committee of the Duke
Power Performing Arts Center.
Koster and her cat Max live in Rock
Hill, SC, where she teaches English and medieval studies at Winthrop
University and tries to find more time to write. She is not an
accomplished sand castle builder.
Kennedy Lain resides in Hubert,
North Carolina, and relies on past memories, family stories, everyday life
and travels to inspire her work. She expresses her passions through
writing and painting. Patsy has works published in many anthologies,
magazines, and a local paper. She has received multiple awards for her
Larson, a native of Fargo, North
Dakota, lived with her husband, Jerry, in Connecticut for 33 years. They
found Glassy Mountain, Landrum, South Carolina, to be their favorite
location for the past 17 years and are now new residents of The Woodlands
at Furman, Greenville, SC.
L. Ledford lives in Hayesville, NC.
Her work has appeared in many Old Mountain Press anthologies and other
journals. Her poem, “Trees,” won second place in the Cherokee/Clay
Senior Games Silver Arts Literary Contest for 2018. She qualified for
State Finals in Raleigh, NC.
Kay Ledford lives in Hayesville, NC.
Her work has appeared in many journals and 36 Old Mountain Press
anthologies. Her life-experience essay, "The Front Porch," won
first place in the 2018 Cherokee/Clay County Senior Games Silver Arts
Literary Contest. She qualified for the State Finals this fall in Raleigh,
Hooper Miles, a Jackson County
native, lives, edits, writes, and travels from Asheville, NC. Her passions
are old grist mills and Neolithic sites, and her short stories and novels
reflect both. Her work is available in regional bookstores, on, online, on
Kindle and (Mattie’s Girl and Sarranda) on Audible Books.
Her eighth novel, Sarranda’s Legacy, the third in the Sarranda
trilogy, will be out this summer. www.celiamiles.com
Miracle, before settling in
Asheville, NC, was a featured
presenter at South Florida Poetry Society, and a three-category winner in
Florida Freelance Writers Association Annual Competition.
Monaraemiracle.com displays excerpts of her published works,
including the novel Wesley’s Gift; and Amazon has available her
books in both ebook and print formats.
Developing a non-fiction book for next spring, Mona is currently
researching elder-ager woes and wows.
Molberg has retired from the
practice of medicine and is now practicing writing. He hopes that he can
write enough in quality and quantity that his grandchildren will get a
feel for who he was and what he did. He now lives in Falls Church, VA,
with Nazeema Karim, his canoeing partner and spouse of 46 years.
Ohler grew up in the Northeast, but
has lived in NC more of her life, most of the time associated with Warren
Wilson College. All forms of art and design occupy her time. Her love of
writing has produced six books and many articles and stories for
anthologies, magazines and many issues of this publication. She lives in
O’Leary is a writer and editor
from West Fargo, ND. She has published poetry, short stories, and articles
in a variety of venues including, Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, bear
creek haiku, Shemom, Creative Inspirations and NeverEnding Story.
She edited an international online journal called Whispers
http://whispersinthewind333.blogspot.com for 5 ½ years. She enjoys
sharing the gift of words.
O’Quinn lives in Hendersonville,
NC. Having lived in five different states throughout the southeast, her
prose and poetry reflect her true southern heritage. Martha is a regular
contributor to OMP anthologies and contributed to four anthologies edited
by Celia Miles and Nancy Dillingham. She and her husband have two
children, four grandchildren and three great-grands with the fourth one on
Passmore attended UNC-G, married and
had three children all born in Boulder, CO. In 1980 the family moved to
Durham, NC where Carol worked at the reference desk of the Durham County
Library. Since retirement she enjoys reading, gardening, yoga and writing
poetry. She contributed to and co-edited a book of Quaker children stories
which was translated into Russian.
Potts’ publications include three
novels, two poetry anthologies, two short stories, a personal essay, and
numerous poems in literary journals and OMP anthologies. He is Professor
of Philosophy at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC and lives with
his wife, Karen, and their eight cats in Coats, NC.
Darrow Rice, a native of NC living
in Marble.NC is a poet and writer of short stories and personal essays.
She holds a BA degree in Psychology from Queens University,
Charlotte, NC and a MA degree in counseling from the University of South
Alabama, Mobile AL. Her work has been published in journals and
anthologies. She is the
author of a book of spiritual
poems, Quiet Times. Rice enjoys leading workshops in creative
Ricketson, Murphy NC, is published
in Wild Goose Poetry, Future Cycle Press, Journal of Kentucky Studies,
Lights in the Mountains, Echoes Across the Blue Ridge, her books, I
Hear the River Call My Name, Hanging Dog Creek, and Shade and
Shelter, and a monthly column in The Cherokee Scout. She won
first place in 2011 Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest 75th anniversary national
poetry contest. She is a mental health Counselor and blueberry farmer.
Roth is a retired elementary school
teacher of 29 years, who grew up in the mountains of Southwestern
Pennsylvania. He enjoys writing, poetry, painting, and music. He had his
work in several OMP anthologies. He has self-published four memoirs and
three books of poetry and three children’s books. He has nine books or
booklets on Amazon Kindle. Dwight and his wife Ruth live near Monroe, NC.
He writes daily on his blog:
Rouphail is the author of two
collections of poetry, Apertures, and Second Skin. She has
completed and is at work editing the manuscript of her third collection.
She lives in Raleigh, NC.
Lynn Veach Sadler, a Native North
Carolinian, lives in Burlington, NC. A former college president, she has
published 5+ academic books and 72 articles, edited 22 books/proceedings
and 3 national journals, and writes 2 newspaper columns. Her creative
writing publications are 11 poetry chapbooks and 5 full-length
collections, 125+ short stories, 4 novels, a novella, 5 short story
collections, and 2 nonfiction collections; she has written 41 plays. She
was a Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet 2013-2015.
Snowden’s poems and stories have
been published in more than forty literary journals. Her novel, Southern
Fried Lies, was published by Archer Hill Publishing in 2012. Her story
collection, A Closet Full of Masks, was published in 2015, also by
Archer Hill. The novel received an IPPY Award in 2013 for best new fiction
in the Southeast. Susan lives in Hendersonville, NC.
Snyder is a hospital dentist. He is
a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Davidson College. He earned his DDS degree
and completed his General Dentistry Residency at UNC-CH. His most recent
action adventure novel, Life and Death on the Front Nine, is soon
to be published by Martin Sisters Publishing under their Christian Fiction
imprint. He also authored a previous novel, The Price of Innocence.
He lives in Asheville with his wife, Linda.
Stephenson, former Poet Laureate of
North Carolina, lives on Paul's Hill, about ten miles northwest of Benson,
Tate is an award winning artist and
writer currently residing in Winchester, TN. Her work has been published
in Modern Haiku, Santa Fe Literary Review, Arizona Quarterly, Hedgerow,
Wales Haiku Journal, Presence, Blithe Spirit and the Heron’s Nest, among
others. She has contributed to several OMP Anthologies and is a member of
the Haiku Society of America, the British Haiku Society and the United
Haiku and Tanka Society.
Timms resides in Greenwood, SC with
her cat KittySweet, who was the inspiration for some of the poems in her
recently published book of poems, entitled My Daily Walk, Finding My
Place in the Soul of the Universe. She has contributed to several OMP
anthologies and published a memoir Effie, Her Life, Her Love, Her
Legacy, which deals with life in a small southern textile village in
the mid 1900's, available on Kindle.
Veazey is a North Carolina native
and columnist for the Morganton News Herald. Her non-fiction has
appeared in The Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing, Charlotte
Viewpoint, Hickory magazine, and other publications. Her fiction has
appeared in several science fiction anthologies and magazines. She lives
in Morganton, NC, with her husband, Doug Veazey.
B. Watson, a native of MA, settled
in Greenville, SC in 2012 and just keeps writing. Not a recipient of
extraordinary prizes, she’s pleased her stories and poetry appear in Old
Mountain Press and other anthologies. An enlightening purchase she
recommends, Pushcart Prize XLI - Best of the Small Presses,
introduces the reader to creative current writers. The Watsons have four
daughters, sons-in-law and six grandkids they boast about without shame.
Ward Whitlock is currently enjoying
the memories of childhood, young adulthood, family life, minister's wife,
motherhood, grandmotherhood, the great times and the not-so-great ones, as
she writes her memoirs in a combination of poetry and prose. After growing
up in Florida and spending her adult life in NC, she now lives in the
Glenaire Retirement Community in Caary, NC, where she continues to enjoy
life, forming more wonderful memories with her four children, seven
grandchilden, sister, and friends.
S. Wilkins grew up on a North
Carolina tobacco farm, and believed she’d never live beyond the county
line. Decades later, she moved with her husband to Europe for a dozen
years. Her poems have been published in Europe, Great Britain, & North
America. Thus far, she appreciates several poetry awards. She lives on an
air strip, Winterville, NC.
Ledford Wright’s work appears in
several Old Mountain Press anthologies (two Pushcart Prize nominations: Looking
for Santa and Holiday Celebrations.) Her work is in several
anthologies and journals, Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, Express
Yourself 101 Vol 2 For Your Eyes Only, Kaleidoscope, Fireflies and June
Bugs, Yesterdays Magazette, Carolina Country, Field Mules and Buttermilk
Cornbread ,Five Brothers in the Civil War, and Clay Co. Heritage
Book I and II. Barbara presently resides in Shelby, NC.
Pleasants York, on a trip to Ecuador
and The Galapagos Islands for 12 days in June of 2018, made the
acquaintance of animals such as Galapagos tortoises, Darwin finches,
dolphins, marine iguanas, frigate birds, lava lizards, green sea turtles,
and both blue-footed and red-footed boobies. She both admired and was
frustrated by the clown-like sea lions of San Cristobal Island.
The Galapagos trip was an ecotour to study the way of life Ecuador.
Joseph Youngblood lives in Fayetteville, NC, and has contributed to several previous anthologies. Joe writes for pleasure and about things he feels strongly about.