Just Between US: A Poetry and Prose Anthology

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Old Mountain Press announces its publication of Just Between Us This collection of poetry has been gathered from poets across the country. They write about  positive or amusing relationships between people or a person, nature, an object: a truck, teddy bear... or a pet etc.
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This collection of poetry and prose.  Anything relating to positive or amusing relationships between people, nature, an object, ect.
Samples of included works:

 Coming Back
      Joanna Catherine Scott

We were lovers once
consummated briefly

on his part

Now he sits 
across the restaurant table
darkly handsome still

but faded

like a sepia photograph
and somehow

I have come back

from a long way down
he says
and glancing once

across his shoulder

unbuttons his shirt
showing me
the scar

above his heart.

Joanna Catherine Scott is the author of the prizewinning poetry collections Breakfast at the Shangri-la, Fainting at the Uffizi, and Night Huntress; and the prizewinning chapbooks Birth Mother and Coming Down from Bataan.  Her website is www.joannacatherinescott.com. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC.

Who’s In Charge
Tom Davis

The other day I sat snuggled into my new leather Lazy Boy, sipping a Bushmills while watching Fox News. The door burst open, and Polly barreled in from a shopping spree, hugging an armload of pants, blouses, jackets, and skirts with little white tags flapping furiously in the air.
      While still fixated on the TV over my shoulder, I asked the age-old question, “How much did all that cost?” 
      To which she gave the age-old reply, “You don’t want to know.”
 I should have let it be, but like all husbands, I just  couldn’t. “Yes, I do. What did that set us back?”
      Ignoring the question, she tried to divert my attention  with the “What do you think” routine. “What do you think about this blouse? Is it too light for the coat? Do you think these pants go with this jacket?”
      I turned away from the TV to face her. “The blouse is too light, and the pants don’t match. How much?”
      Ignoring my questions again, she switched smoothly to the “What’s the difference?” ploy. “It doesn’t matter. I’m probably going to take them all back anyway.”
      “So it won’t hurt to tell me what you paid for them. Right?” I could feel my face beginning to flush.
       Undaunted, she immediately reverted to the “Thrifty shopper” defense. “Not as much as at Ivey’s. I can tell you that.” She smiled and raised her eyebrows.
      “How much!” I fixed her with my “I really mean it” stare, pushing out my bottom lip and narrowing my eyes.
      Polly knew I meant business, so she relented, “Okay, Mr. Scrooge, I saved $20.00 on these two blouses, $75.00 on the pants, $100.00 on this Navy blazer, and $110.00 on the plaid jacket.” She turned and marched out of the room.
      “That’s more like it,” I called out as I turned back to watching the Fox News Channel. Hey, sometimes you just gotta put your foot down, get tough, and show ‘em just who’s in charge.

Tom Davis’s publishing credits include Poets Forum, The Carolina Runner, Triathlon Today, Georgia Athlete, The Fayetteville Observers Saturday Extra, A Loving Voice Vol. I and II, and Special Warfare. He’s authored a collection of short stories, The Life and Times of Rip Jackson; a children’s coloring book, Pickaberry Pig; a how to book on writing a ranger patrol order, The Patrol Order; and an action adventure novel, The R-complex. Tom lives in Fayetteville, NC.


About the Contributors 

Matthew G. Adams’ poetry has appeared in Mountain Time, Home for the Holidays, Looking Back, Mountain High,and You Gotta Love ‘em. Matthew lives in Midway Park, NC.

Sandra Ervin Adams’ poetry appeared in all previous Old Mountain Press anthologies. She is listed in A Directory of American Poets and Writers. Her first book of poems was Union Point Park Poems. Her poetry recently appeared in Dead Mule and The Lyricist 2010. She won Honorable Mention in the Poetry Society of Tennessee’s March 2010 Contest. Her poems will soon appear in Imagining Heaven and Caregivers Anthology, UK. Sandra lives in Midway Park, NC.

Dylan Fox Atkins, nicknamed “Dylan the Villain” by his older brother is a 5th Grade student at Boone Trail School in Mamers, NC. He loves school, sports and writing poetry. He credits his talent as having been inherited from his grandmother, Catherine Murphy Haymore.


Katherine Russell Barnes lives in Wilson, NC. She has had many poems published in literary journals and anthologies including Crucible, Pembroke Magazine, Wellspring, Here’s to the Land, Earth and Soul, Poets for Peace, Looking Back, and others. Her recent chapbook, Treading Water was publishedby Old Mountain Press. She has served on the boards of the NC Poetry Society and the Poetry Council of NC.

Fred Bassett’s poems have appeared in more than fifty journals and anthologies. Paraclete Press has published two collections of “found” poetry he arranged from Biblical lyrics–Awake My Heart and Love: The Song of Songs. He has a novel, South Wind Rising, forthcoming from ATTM Press. Retired, he lives with his wife Peg in Greenwood, SC, near his wonderful grandchildren.

Michael Bassett holds a MFA from Vermont College and a Ph.D. from The University of Southern Mississippi. His poetry has appeared in journals, including Barrow Street, Rhino, and Southern Quarterly. Pudding House Press published his chapbooks, Karma Puppets (2003) and A Train Dreams of When It Was A Killer Whale (2009). Waiting for Love to Make My Phone Explode is available from March Street Press. Michael lives in Coconut Creek Florida.

Joann Bishop and her team recently at Barton College had taken first place in a Phi Beta Lamba State Conference for Decisionmaking. She is taking a Woman’s Literature class as a future past time in writing.

Ervene Boyd lives in her hometown of Raleigh,NC and enjoys living near her children and friends. As a multi-media artist she exhibits her art work locally and nationally. As a Reiki Master she teaches as well as sponsors a monthly Group Reiki workshop. Upon request she officiates weddings, being ordained since 1993. Ervene has published poems in Windover,NC Choices Unlimited,VA Light Works NC and several anthologies by OMP,She wrote and performed Earthstar;Poetic Journey on the Blue Orb . Diversity is the common thread in her life and work. 

Jerry Bradley spent thirty years in the US Air Force from which he retired in August 2008. He and his wife, Laura, were stationed at ten different military locations. During his career he wrote poetry off and on and now has the opportunity to concentrate on his art. Most of his poems are related to his faith, his family or the military. He and his wife raised three children who are in the Army, married to an Army member and in the Air Force. Jerry and Laura are currently living in Fayetteville, NC. 

Stuart Burroughs has been involved since childhood in visual art, poetry, and music. She has taught English and art, and her art hangs in many homes. A collection of her poems, Beyond the Hills, can be purchased on Amazon.com or from The Chapel Hill Press. Stuart lives in Chapel Hill, NC, where she writes poetry, paints, and plays her piano program, Music to Remember, every week at several locations.


Glenn Cassidy is a public policy consultant in Carrboro, NC, and teaches public finance and statistics. He has published poetry and short stories in Main Street Rag, Analecta, Writer’s Block, and the anthology Always on Friday. He writes a poetry blog at:

Ed Cockrell a resident of Orange County and frequent contributor to the Old Mountain Press anthology series, writes poetry for personal enjoyment..

Sonja Contois is an award-winning author with short stories in Christmas Presence, They That Go Down To the Sea, Exit 109, Mountain High, and The Outer Side of Life. Her magazine credits include Western North Carolina Woman and the premier edition of Fresh, A Literary Magazine. A former minister and therapist, Sonja is now a full-time writer living in the beautiful mountains of Waynesville in Western North Carolina.


Mary Ann Davis is a retired English teacher who taught the gifted program at the Dooly County High School. She holds a BA degree in English and French and a Masters and an EdS in English Education from Georgia Southwestern University and the University of Georgia. She loves reading and writing and is the author of the book Mam Maw’s ABCs, a fun read about the letters of the alphabet. She lives in Vienna, GA.

Tom Davis’s publishing credits include Poets Forum, The Caroli­na Runner, Triathlon Today, Georgia Athlete, The Fayetteville Observers Saturday Extra, A Loving Voice Vol. I and II, and Special Warfare. He’s authored a collection of short stories, The Life and Times of Rip Jackson; a children’s coloring book, Pickaberry Pig; a how to book on writing a ranger patrol order, The Patrol Order; and an action adventure novel, The R-complex. Tom lives in Fayetteville and in Webster, NC.

Karen Dixon-Brugh is a retired Army officer who lives in Leesburg, Virginia. Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler is her college professor, mentor and friend of 30+ years is grooming her to be on this list of great creative writers. Karen enjoys golf, skiing, traveling and long distance bike riding.


Catherine Entrocaso is often accused of thinking in italics. She currently resides in Fayetteville, NC after a brief stint on the west coast trying to infiltrate the poetry community in Seattle. In 2009 she became a National Writing Project Fellow through NCSU. A graduate of Campbell University, she is currently working towards a Master’s of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in English at UNC Pembroke. 

Terri Kirby Erickson is a North Carolina native and the award-winning author of two books of poetry, Thread Count (2006) and Telling Tales of Dusk (2009). Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals, anthologies and other publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, JAMA and Verse Daily. For more information about her work, please see her website at www.terrikirbyerickson.wordpress.com, or www.press53.com


Sue Farlow is a former contributor to Old Mountain Press and wrote her first poem when she was eight years old. She is on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Poetry Society. Sheteaches English, yearbook and journalism at Asheboro High School. She became a new grandmother recently and has written a chapbook to her granddaughter called Waiting for Olivia. Sue lives in Asheboro, NC.

Dena M. Ferrari is Vice-President of the Writers’ Ink Guild in Fayetteville, NC. Her poetry has appeared in the Phoenix, Fields of Earth and in Charles Weyant’s book, An Odyssey in Broken Rhythms and Ragged Lines. She and her husband, Peter, share a wonderful life of love and laughter in Vass, NC. When not writing, Dena volunteers; ministering in prison. She loves being a part of Nature and remains Spiritual in all her endeavors.Brightest Blessings

Ann Fogelman, poet and writer, was born in Reading, PA. Her work has been published in Pets Across America, Texas Poetry Calendar 2010, The Noble Generation, That Thing You Do, They That Go Down to the Sea, and other anthologies and school publications. She is a member of Bay Area Writers League, Gulf Coast Poets, Poetry Society of Texas, and The Arts Alliance Center in Clear Lake. Ann lives in Friendswood, TX. 


James Gibson (Northville, MI) combines his love of the American West and fascination with Native American culture to write the five novels in the Anasazi Quest series. He also wrote The Last Ride, set outside Tucson, Arizona in the 1870s. All six of his novels can be found atthe web site located at www.PentaclesPress.com. The Anasazi Quest novels can also be purchased through Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.

BJ Gillum retired in 1994 and lives in east rural Rockwood, Tennessee with his wife, Saundra. Since he retired he authored and self-published six novels and one travelogue, co-founded Roane Writers Group and Watts Bar Wine Club. BJ is responsible for a county-wide Student Writing Contest for students in fourth through twelfth grades. The grand prize is a scholarship to Roane State Community College

Ralph Gillum wrote and had published some essays and poetry during his high school and college days. He resumed his interest in writing after retiring as a middle school guidance counselor by editing and publishing Mountain Musings, a collection of stories and poems written by his father, Henry Gillum. Ralph has since written The Beagle Breeder’s Forum and Training the Traditional Brace Beagle. Ralph is a long time resident of Northville, MI. 

Tom Gluzinski has written poetry since he was a child and continues to write and publish today. His work covers many areas of interest and he uses several forms in his writing. This is his fifth effort for an Old Mountain anthology; De Oppresso Liber being the first, Night Whispers the second, Southern Mist, Exit 109 and now Just Between Us. Tom lives in Lindenhurst, IL.

Marian Gowan is author of Notes from the Trunk, published by Old Mountain Press (www.oldmp.com/mariangowan.htm). She contributed to American Patchwork, St. Martins Press. Her work has appeared in several Old Mountain Press anthologies, as well as Christmas Presence, and Clothes Lines, edited by Celia Miles and Nancy Dillingham. She retired to Hendersonville, NC in 2001. 


Kerri Mai Habben lives in Raleigh, NC where she works as a writer and photographer. Her articles, essays, and poetry have appeared in literary journals, the News and Observer, and other publications. She is currently working on a novel set in 1929 at a tuberculosis sanitarium.

MaXine Carey Harker, taught Writing for Publication for many years at Pitt Community College and Craven Community College and now at the Recreation Center in New Bern, NC. She has been published in national, state, and local newspapers and magazines and in NCPS and Old Mountain anthologies. Her personal writing preference is nonfiction and poetry. MaXine is a longstanding member of the: NC Poetry Society and NC Writers Network and the NC Haiku Society. She has lived in Grifton, NC for54 years. 

Catherine Murphy Haymore, a native of Columbus, Ohio moved to North Carolina in the 1970's and has made the state her home ever since. She is a graduate of Whitehall-Yearling High School and attended Ohio State University. She is self-taught in the sonnet and finds it a most stimulating form of poetry.

Joseph Haymore is largely a self-taught poet. He is a graduate of Benhaven High School in Harnett Co., NC. An interest in poetry was re-awakened in him when he met his wife, Catherine, almost 40 years ago. Withgreat patience she has urged poem after poem from his reluctant pen. He is wont to say, when asked, “All that I am today, as a poet, I owe to Cathy.”

Elizabeth MacKenzie Hebron’s work has been published in Bellowing Ark, Maxis Review, Water Flying Annual, Love, Grandma: Grandmothers Against the War (an anthology), and in several previous OMP anthologies. She is honored to share the joy of writing, as well as the lives and friendship of five very special women who have been together for 21 years as a writing group. She lives in Westland, MI, with her husband, youngest daughter and two dogs.


Arnie Johanson is a philosophy professor from Minnesota who retired to Durham, NC in 1999. He currently resides in Durham, NC and, in the summers, in Minneapolis. His work has appeared in various periodicals, and he has published one chapbook, A Man and A Horse.

Jerry Judge lives in Cincinnati with his wife, Michele, and three royal cats and one spunky terrier. He has work in several journals and has published seven chapbooks. His latest is Night Talk in the Barracks published by Pudding House Publications in 2010.


Debra Kaufman, poet and playwright, is the author of Family of Strangers, Still Life Burning, A Certain Light, and Moon Mirror Whiskey Wind. She received a playwriting scholarship from the North Carolina Arts Council in 1997 and a Central Piedmont Regional Artists Hub Program grant in 2010. Her short and full-length plays have been performed throughout North Carolina and elsewhere. She lives in Mebane, NC.

K. D. Kennedy, Jr. has published two books of poetry, Our Place In Time (2002) and Waiting Out In The Yard (2006). He has been published in the Barton College Crucible, In the Yard, a poetry anthology, and several other anthologies. He is presently writing short stories along with poetry, and is researching a novel. KD and his wife Sara Lynn live in Raleigh, NC.

Jim Koger lives with his wife and two kids in Cary, NC. Being a pragmatic person, he’s not really sure why he writes poetry, but enjoys it nonetheless. His work has appeared here and there, and can be found at www.jimspoetryproject.wordpress.com.

Jo Koster teaches medieval literature and writing at Winthrop University. Recent work has appeared in the collections You Gotta Love ‘em (Old Mountain Press) and A Cadence of Hooves (Yarroway Mountain Press). Her chapbook Nine Days Wonder will be published in Fall 2010 or heads will roll. She and her cats live in comfortable chaos and in Rock Hill, SC.


Patsy Kennedy Lain lives in Hubert, NC. She is published in OMP, Council of Arts, and Senior Center anthologies. She was one of two adults recognized in 2009 as a Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet. She is also published in several reviews and online magazines, and won a couple contests and Senior Game ribbons for her work. Patsy continues memberships in Onslow Poetry Consortium and NC Poetry Society.

Blanche L. Ledford lives in Hayesville, NC. Her work has appeared in They That Go Down to the Sea, Clothes Lines, Lights on the Mountains, and has work upcoming in Silver Boomer Books, and Echoes Across the Blue Ridge. Her prose, Planting by the Signs, received first place in the Cherokee County Senior Games Silver Arts contest.

Brenda Kay Ledford lives in Hayesville, NC, and holds a MA in Education. She belongs to NC Writers’ Network and NC Poetry Society. Her work has appeared in They That Go Down to the Sea, Asheville Poetry Review, and other journals. She received the Paul Green Award for her poetry collections, Shew Bird Mountain, and Sacred Fire. Brenda won first place in this year’s Clay County Historical and Art’s Council Poetry Competition.

Michael Hugh Lythgoe lives in Aiken, SC, with his wife, Louise. Recently, after 25 years away, they drove to the Florida Keys and back. This poem is one impression along the way. Mike is the Author of BRASS and HOLY WEEK. The Lythgoes lived in Key West 82 - 85, when Mike served as J-2 for COMUSFORCARIB. He is a past president of the Academy for Lifelong Learning at USC in Aiken.


David Treadway Manning lives with his wife Doris in Cary, NC and has work in a number of journals, seven chapbook, and the full-length collection, The Flower Sermon (Main Street Rag, 2007). His poem White Oak Creek, Westward won the Sam Ragan Poetry Prize in the Summer 2009 Crucible Literary Contest. His latest chapbook, Continents of Light, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2010.

Courtney Martin spent the first 18 years of her life moving from here to there with her Army father, her mother, brother and sister. She now resides in Fayetteville, NC. with her boyfriend Kaleo and their beautiful daughter, Malina. She enjoys working as a bartender and in her free time paints, draws, and writes poetry.

Halle Meyer, a native of Cleveland, OH, now resides in Raleigh with her husband and three children. This piece is an excerpt from a short story she has written and is preparing to publish. 

Janice Townley Moore’s poetry has appeared in such journals as Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner, and Southern Poetry Review. Her chapbook, Teaching the Robins, was published by Finishing Line Press. She teaches in the English Department at Young Harris College and lives in Hayesville, North Carolina.


Conrad Neumann was born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard , MA, in the days ofand after WWII. He worked as a commercial fisherman, took an interest in the ocean, worked at the Woods Hole Institution of Oceanography, studied at Brooklyn College, Texas A&M and Lehigh U. His studies of the geologic aspects of the oceans have taken him from the Red Sea to the South Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. He has dived to two miles down in the Gulf of Mexico on the submersible, “Alvin.” After 35 years of teaching and research at U. of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, he is now a retired Professor Emeritus and lives in Durham, NC, with his wife, Jane. 

Jerome Norris is a retired lawyer and would-be poet and writer who lives with his beautiful wife by a pond near New Bern, NC. They have recently celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary.


Martha O’Quinn writes creative non-fiction poetry and prose. She has contributed to previous OMP anthologies as well as WNC-Woman. Her work has also appeared in Christmas Presence and Clothes Lines, both anthologies edited by Celia Miles and Nancy Dillingham. Her two children and four grandchildren are often subjects for her work. Martha and her husband live in Hendersonville, NC.


Margaret L. Parrish’s poems have appeared in Mountain Time, Poem, Poets for Peace, Bay Leaves and other publications. She lives and works in Raleigh, NC.

D. Davis Phillips is currently pursuing an M.A. in English at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. He recently published a critical essay on William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury in The Sigma Tau Delta Review, and his poetry has most recently appeared in the Atlantic Pacific Press as well as the OMP Anthologies They That Go Down to the Sea, You Gotta Love ‘em, and Exit 109.


Phil Richardson is retired from Ohio University and lives in Athens, Ohio with his wife Joyce. He has published in numerous print and online magazines. Two of his stories were nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Fiction. His website is: www.web.me.com/philrichardson/Stories/

Edwina Rooker grew up in Warrenton,NC and now lives on the Neuse River in Bridgeton, NC. She hold degrees from Duke University and UNC-CH. She has won recognition for poetry andnonfiction in five states. Her newspaper column Observations appears in theWarren Record.


Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler, (former) college president, editor, poet, fiction/creative nonfiction writer, and playwright, is widely published in academics and creative writing. ElizaPress’s 2007 Writer-of-the-Year, she won Wayne State’s 2008 Pearson Award for a play on the Iraq wars and San Diego City College’s 2009 overall award (poetry and fiction). She lives in Sanford and has traveled around the world five times, writing all the way.

Susan Sadowski lives in Aiken, South Carolina, with her husband of 25 years. A retired psychologist and technical writer, she volunteers at the local university, where she met another contributor to this anthology who inspired her to look into her hippie past for memories that might make entertaining reading. This is her first published work, other than her high school newspaper.

Joanna Catherine Scott is the author of the prizewinning poetry collections Breakfast at the Shangri-la, Fainting at the Uffizi, and Night Huntress; and the prizewinning chapbooks Birth Mother and Coming Down from Bataan. Her website is www.joannacatherinescott.com. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC.

Sybil Austin Skakle’s submission for this anthology is part of a collection of over 100, which was published in 2001, under the title: Searchings-Rocks Revelations Rainbows. She retired after 23 years from hospital pharmacy and lives in Chapel Hill, NC, in the same house to which she moved 52 years ago. She has an active, interesting life in her church and community. 

Susan Snowden’s work has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals, including New Orleans Review, Emrys Journal, Pisgah Review, Aries, and moonShine review. She has received awards for her writing from Writer’s Digest magazine, Appalachian Writers’ Association, NC Writers’ Network, and others. Susan lives in Hendersonville, NC, where she works full-time as a freelance book editor (fiction and nonfiction).

Nancy Sollosi lives in Jamestown, NC. During the day she fulfills the obligations of a demanding career. She calls it her “gig”. She strives to keep it fun with a healthy, albeit twisted, sense of humor. By night she pursues her passion for the written word. It was July 2008 that this passion took flight. Since that Resurrection she finds peace and inspiration in things she had carelessly overlooked for over forty years.

Susan Sonnen’s work has appeared in three previous Old Mountain Press anthologies. Susan lives a quiet life in an unquiet Chicago, IL.

Tonya Staufer has recently returned to writing. She is a real estate investment broker by day and a writer by night. She and her husband call Saluda, NC home. Her stories have appeared in Spirit of the Smokies, A Long Story Short, Western NC Woman, Moonshine Review, and numerous anthologies.

Shelby Stephenson’s Family Matters:Homage to July, the Slave Girl won the 2008 Bellday Poetry Prize. He lives near Benson, NC, where he was born.


Jo Barbara Taylor lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her poems and academic writing have appeared in Mount Olive Review, Beacon, Bay Leaves, Ibbetson Street, Exit 109, You Gotta Love ‘Em, on New Verse News and in The Broad River Review. She edits the newsletter for the North Carolina Poetry Society


Betty Watson has been in seven anthologies published by OMP. She was recently honored with two Honorable Mentions in a poetry contest judged by Cathy Smith Bowers. Her stories are found in moonShine review, WNC Woman and in a WNC anthology titled Clothes Lines. The Watsons moved south from MA in 1995 and enjoy a wide, glorious view in Flat Rock, NC. Lauren in her included work is one of six grandkids.

EVELYNE WEEKS is a writer of both poetry and prose.  Most recently her work has been published in The Hollins Critic, Appalachian Heritage, and Out of the Rough: Women’s Poems of Survival and Celebration.  Today she lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where she has taught English at Winthrop University since 1989. 

Charles “Hawk” Weyant lives in Fatetteville, NC., where he has been a member of Writers’ Ink Guild for twenty-five years. His poems have publshed in more than a dozen anthologies and he read on Public Radio for ten years. A true imagist poet, his book An Odyssey In Broken Rhythms And Ragged Lines was nominated for a Pushcart Award.

Glenda S. Wilkins grew up on an eastern NC tobacco farm, and believed she’d never live beyond the county line. Decades later, she moved to Europe for almost a dozen years. Her poems are published in the U.S.A., Canada, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Great Britain. Along the way, she has won several poetry awards. Today, she lives on an airstrip outside Winterville, NC. 

Charlotte Wolf, upon retiring from publishing, moved to Hendersonville, NC from Bucks County, PA. Her creative non-fiction has appeared in The Buick Bugle. The anthology, Clothes Lines, recently published a short story and two others are soon to be published in the anthology, Echoes Across the Blue Ridge. Her poetry has been published in the anthology, Jubilate! A Celebration of Poetry, Western North Carolina Woman, and a previous edition of The Great Smokies Review.

Barbara Ledford Wright, an associate editor/contributor to Moonshine and Blind Mules, has been published in several Old Mountain Press anthologies including They That Go Down to the Sea. Also in Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, Express Yourself 101 Vol. 2 For Your Eyes Only, Conceit Magazine, The Poetry Explosion, Fireflies and June Bugs, Christmas Presence, Clothes Lines, Yesterdays Magazette, Fresh Literary Magazine. Barbara resides in Shelby, NC. 


C. Pleasants York and her family have a life-long love of naming pets who have wagged, purred or nose-wiggled into their lives. The rabbit Oscar was named after the role of Oscar Madison that her husband, Guy, portrayed in the Sanford, NC, Temple Theatre production of The Odd Couple. The Yorks owned literary cats – Shakespeare, Dickens, FitzGerald, and Hemingway – and dachshund puppies named Maxwell Quincy von Pretzel York and Monroe.

Joseph Youngbloodlives in Fayetteville, NC, where he has a private practice as a mental and behavioral healthcare therapist. He writes for fun and about things that inspire or amuse him. Joseph’s work has appeared in several previous OMP anthologies.


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