|Tis the Season: A Poetry and Prose Anthology
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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.
Penny L. Arrowood
is a paper artist, art instructor, event designer, and poet residing in
southeastern, NC among the whisper of pine trees and the rustling of paper.
She routinely examines the world around her through the lens of “handfuls
of haiku.” Penny is a regular contributor/reader at local Open Mic events,
and has an eternal gratitude for the home crowd at The Coffee Scene. Her art
and words can be viewed at her website: www.artpaperlove.com
She lives just outside of Fayetteville, NC.
Marcia Hawley Barnes’ publishing credits include “Tightrope” in Stone,
River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems, Negative Capability Press.
Ms. Barnes’ published a heritage cookbook, The Little Book of
Secret Family Recipes in 2007. Tobijah, a children’s book was published in 2016 by
Catch the Spirit of Appalachia Press which earned Ms. Barnes the Georgia
Author of the Year Award in the Children’s Book Category in 2017.
The author lives in Towns County, GA.
Frederick W. Bassett found a new life in creative writing after retiring
from academia. In addition to writing a few new poems this year, he has
finished the third novel of a trilogy he started years ago. His current plan
is to publish the second and third novel (Honey from a Lion and The
Winter is Past) under the title A Time to Love Anew. Together,
they extend the story of the coming-of-age protagonist of South Wind
Rising into middle age. Yes, it’s a love story but much more in a
number of ways. Fred lives in Greenwood, SC.
Marcie Behm-Bultz is a population scientist who bases her poetry in human
geography and exotic locations. Her literary work has been featured in
multiple publications, including seven Old Mountain Press anthologies, Borderlines,
and the South Carolina Writer’s Association 2018 Petigru Review.
She resides near the Savannah River in SC.
Joann Bishop resides in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
She is trying to finish up the remainder of her poem books titled
"Family and Wildlife Critters", "Family Picture
Poems", and "Nature in Her Elements" in between
care giver for her youngest granddaughter. Joann also is an avid mystery reader.
Vicki Collins teaches English at the University of South Carolina Aiken
where she is the director of the writing center. Her passion is Appalachian
literature, and she is currently working on a book about the work of Charles
Frazier. She lives in Graniteville, SC.
Phebe Davidson’s most recent book, What Holds Him to this World,(96
Press, 2013) is the winner of that year’s South Carolina Poetry Archives
Prize. She is a contributing editor at Tar River Poetry and a staff
writer for The Asheville Poetry Review. She holds a number of poetry
awards, among them the Kinloch Rivers, Amelia, Soundpost Press and Ledge
Press manuscript prizes. Still up to her neck in poems, she lives in
Greenville, South Carolina.
Tom 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,
Nancy Dillingham’s poetry, short fiction, and commentaries have appeared in
many publications. She is the author of eleven books and chapbooks,
co-editor of four anthologies of WNC women writers, collaborator on Reflections
in a River: Photographs by Joan Medlicott Haiku by Nancy Dillingham, and
a fictional memoir Buried Lives: Memoir of a Survivor. Her latest
book is Like Headlines: New and Selected Poems. Her poetry book Home
was nominated for a SIBA. Nancy lives in Asheville, NC.
Dena M. Ferrari is a regular contributor to OMP, Dena’s poetry are
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.
Ann 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 Friendswood, TX.
Joanne 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.
Lynda 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.
Peggy Dugan French is a California girl with Minnesota roots. She has been
the editor of the small print zine Shemom since 1997. Her work has appeared
in Lilliput, bear creek haiku, Shemom and Whispers. She has
worn many hats over the years, but raising her children has been one of her
greatest pleasures. Peggy lives in Cardiff, CA, with her husband, cat and
wild garden and blogs at peggyduganfrench.com
James 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, 2018. Review all his
books at www.PentacleSPresS.com. Anasazi Princess and Anasazi
Journey are now available as E-Books on Amazon.com.
Marian 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.
Farley 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.
Robin Greene is Director of the Writing Center, and Professor of
English and Writing at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. She is
co-founder and editor of Longleaf Press, publishes regularly in literary
journals, and her latest novel, The Shelf Life of Fire, is due out
April 2019. Greene’s collection of birthing narratives, Real Birth:
Women Share Their Stories, is available through Amazon.
Kerri 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 of poetry.
Catherine Murphy Smith Haymore is
a native of Columbus, OH. She attended Whitehall-Yearling HS and Ohio State
U. She presently lives in North Carolina where she is active in the Writers'
Ink Guild. She devotes most of her spare time to quilting, rock-hounding,
Joseph 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.
Jo Koster lives, writes, and teaches in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
She hopes that a new chapbook of her poems will appear next year. As she
approaches retirement, she looks forward to spending more time working on
her poetry and less on bureaucracy. Her cat Max approves of this plan.
Cindy 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 residents of The Woodlands at Furman, Greenville, SC.
Blanche L. Ledford resides in Hayesville, NC. Her work has appeared in
many Old Mountain Press anthologies and other journals. Her book, Planting
by the Signs, won the Paul Green Multimedia Award from NC Society of
Brenda Kay Ledford resides in Hayesville, NC. Her work has appeared in many
journals and 37 Old Mountain Press anthologies. Her latest poetry book, Red
Plank House, is upcoming with Kelsay Books.
Al Manning is a retired Naval Officer and a retired college
instructor. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the North
Carolina Writers’ Network and is the network representative for
Chatham and Lee counties. Al lives in Pittsboro, NC.
Mona Miracle, before settling in Asheville, NC,
was a featured presenter at South Florida Poetry Society, and a
four-category winner in Florida Freelance Writers Annual Competition.
displays excerpts of her published works,
including the novel Wesley’s Gift, for reading; 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.
Celia Hooper Miles, a native of Jackson County in western NC, lives in
Asheville. She attended Brevard and Berea colleges and has graduate degrees
from UNC-Chapel Hill and IUP in Pennsylvania. She taught at Brevard College
and retired from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. She writes
in various genres; her women-oriented fiction reflects her interest in old
grist mills and Neolithic sites around the world. Her published works
include nine novels and two short story collections. www.celiamiles.com
Linda Odom began her journey in Macon, GA, and currently lives in
Nashville, TN, where she is a clinical psychologist in private practice. She
recently published her memoir, What Love Is. Visit her web site,
Bev Ohler’s life has been focused on the theater—teaching,
designing, producing festivals, creating art in one form or another. She
grew up in the Northeast, but most of her life has been spent on the campus
of Warren Wilson College. She has written five books. Her stories have been
included in many anthologies, magazines and publications, including this
one. She lives in Black Mountain.
Karen 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
for 5 ½ years. She enjoys sharing
the gift of words.
Martha O’Quinn has been a regular contributor to OMP anthologies for over
ten years. Her creative
non-fiction and poetry originate from a true southern heritage.
In addition to OMP anthologies, her work has appeared in both print
and online publications, including four anthologies edited by Celia Miles
and Nancy Dillingham. Martha
and her husband recently moved from Hendersonville, NC to Loganville, GA, to
be near family, including four great-grandchildren.
Carol Passmore lives in Durham, NC, where she is retired from working the
reference desk at the Durham County Library. She enjoys reading, gardening,
yoga and writing poetry. She contributed to and co-edited a book of Quaker
children's stories which was translated into Russian.
Michael Potts is Professor of Philosophy, Methodist University,
Fayetteville, North Carolina. A native of Smyrna, Tennessee, he has
published three novels, two collections of poetry, and two nonfiction books
as well as two short stories and numerous poems. Michael, his wife, Karen,
and their eight cats live in Coats, North Carolina.
Estelle Darrow Rice grew up in Charlotte, NC now lives in Marble, NC
She is poet and prose writer. She is author of Quiet Times a
book of spiritual poems. and co-author with Glenda Beall of Paws, Claws,
Hooves, Feathers, and Fins. Her work is widely published.
Mary Ricketson, Murphy NC, inspired by nature and her work as a mental
health counselor, has poetry published in Wild Goose Poetry Review,
Future Cycle Press, Journal of Kentucky Studies, Lights in the Mountains,
Echoes Across the Blue Ridge, Red Fox Run, It’s All Relative, Old
Mountain Press, Whispers, Voices, and her chapbook I Hear the
River Call My Name, and two full-length collections, Hanging Dog
Creek, and Shade and Shelter.
Lisa Rodriguez works in the marketing department of, Triad Financial
Services of Jacksonville, FL. She is of Puerto Rican descent, speaks, reads
and writes in both Spanish and English. Her long-time hobby has been
committing her thoughts into poetry. This is her first published poem.
Dwight 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:
Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler, of Burlington, NC, a former college president and
a Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet 2013-2015, has published 5+ academic
books and 72 articles, edited 22 books and 3 national journals, and written
3 newspaper columns (1 now). 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. Volume I
(of 41 plays) was just published.
Marian Kaplun Shapiro, a previous contributor, is the author of a
professional book, Second Childhood (Norton, 1988), a poetry book,
Players In The Dream, Dreamers In The Play (Plain View Press, 2007) and
two chapbooks: Your Third Wish, (Finishing Line, 2007); and The
End Of The World, Announced On Wednesday (Pudding House, 2007). A
Quaker, she is a practicing psychologist, specializing in the treatment of
trauma. A resident of Lexington, MA, she is a five-time Senior Poet Laureate
of Massachusetts. She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2012.
Rishan Singh, a South African, is recognized internationally as a poet.
As a writer of poems, he has contributed poetry to journals and books in
South Africa and overseas. He received the Golden Key International Award
for his outstanding academic accomplishments in 2008. He has also written
essays, one of which made him win an award at the 2014 eThekwini
Municipality Library Awards held in Durban, South Africa. He has also had
science articles published.
Shelby Stephenson, former Poet Laureate of North Carolina, lives on Paul’s
Hill, about ten miles northwest of Benson, NC. Stephenson's latest book is Nin’s
Poem (St.Andrews University Press).
Lois Greene Stone, writer and poet, has been syndicated worldwide. Poetry
and personal essays have been included in hard & softcover book
anthologies. Collections of her personal items/ photos/memorabilia are in
major museums including twelve different divisions of The Smithsonian. The
Smithsonian selected her photo to represent all teens from the 1940's-50's.
She lives in Pittsford, New York.
Nancy Swanson is a retired educator living outside Brevard, NC. Her
poetry has been published in Comstock Review, Chattahoochee Review, English
Journal, and South Carolina Review, among others. She and her husband share
four children, a grandchild, and a love for mountain trails.
Barbara Tate is an award winning artist & writer. She has won the
Gulf Coast Writers Assoc., (poetry division), 2nd in the United Haiku and
Tanka Society’s Samurai Haibun Contest, finalist in the United Poets
Laureate International Alexander Fui Sak Chang Award for free verse in
Chinese or English, and most recently had a Haiku selected as one of the 6
runners up for the Museum of Haiku Literature Award and was included this
year in old song The Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku.
She currently resides in Winchester, TN.
Rebekah Timms lives in Greenwood, SC, and has become a regular
contributor to OMP anthologies. She has four sons, seven grandchildren and
three great-granddaughters. In her retirement years she has published a
memoir about her mother, as well as a collection of poems entitled My
Daily Walk, Finding My Place in the Soul of the Universe.
Gene Vickers is about to have another birthday. The novel he has
completed is desperately looking for someone to publish it. The collection
of short stories are also in the wings, waiting their turn. He still lives
in Young Harris, GA and will unofficially retire very soon. He has no
hobbies, other than work and writing. So, with work taking a back seat, the
novel is excited, and the short stories are beside themselves at the thought
of finally finding a home with a front and back cover.
Elizabeth Watson and husband Doug send Holiday Greetings from Greenville,
SC. Their home— north or south— was the hub for feasts at all
seasons. Traditions change. Now their table expands only on Christmas Eve.
Her appreciation of tables dates to Thanksgivings in Cambridge, MA at her
grandmother’s. That magic table was made by her talented grandfather, whom
she never knew. This anthology is a gift for family now scattered making new
Glenda 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.
Barbara 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, Guidepost: Angles on Earth, and others.
Barbara presently resides in Shelby, NC.