Saturday, April 03, 2010

April New Releases

Trail Writer's Guide
by Cinny Green
Illustrated by Maureen Burdock

Write in the Wilderness, or the Wilderness of Your Imagination

The beautifully illustrated Trail Writers Guide links elements of writing to your moments of inspiration crossing forest paths, mountain creeks, or alpine tundra.

These Writer’s Trails lead to:









Myths and more...

I AM OFTEN ASKED HOW TO WRITE about walking and wilderness. This unique book has the answers.Weaving ideas about writing with stories of walking, the author’s words inspire and encourage. All who wish to express their love of wild places in words can learn from it.”

Chris Townsend, The Backpacker’s Handbook, winner Outdoor Writers Guild Award forExcellence

LIKE A STURDY THREE-LEGGED STOOL, the Trail Writer’s Guide serves as a comfortable resting place from which to explore both hiking trails and the more intimate trails of your writing journey. Cinny Green shares her expeditions into the wilderness with humbleness and generosity, erecting cairns along the path to guide your way.

Page Lambert, Connecting People with Nature, and Writers with Words, author and leader of outdoor writing retreats.

Cinny Green is a writer, editor, and avid backpacker in Santa Fe, NM. She is the second place winner of the 2009 LAURA Award sponsored by Women Writing the West.

Maureen Burdock is an award-winning fine artist, illustrator, and graphic novelist.

Available from Western Edge Press

Barnes & Noble. $16.95


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The Anonymous Bride,

Book One in the Texas Boardinghouse Bride series

by Vickie McDonough

Check yourself into the Texas Boardinghouse Brides series by Vickie McDonough, where you’ll meet Luke Davis, marshal of Lookout, Texas, who flippantly tells his cousin he’d get married if the right woman ever came along.

When three mail-order brides are delivered to Luke a month later, he’s in an uncomfortable predicament. How will he ever choose his mate? Rachel Hamilton’s long-time love for Luke is reignited with his return to town. So when three mail-order brides appear, she panics.

Will she find the courage to tell Luke that she loves him? Or take an anonymous part in the contest for his hand?

Published by Barbour Publishing

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Wildflower Hearts
by Vickie McDonough

Experience how the west was won in the North Dakota Badlands where the three McFarland siblings face interesting predicaments in romance.

Adam challenges the research of a popular dime novelist who surprises him by being a beautiful female. Anna has to try to convince a deputy marshal that she isn’t involved in outlaw activity. Quinn is asked to enter into a marriage ruse to save an innocent woman from jail time.

Will the siblings get out of their predicaments on wings of love and faith?

Published by Barbour Publishing

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Arkansas Meals and Memories
Lift Your Eyes to the Mountains
by Velda Brotherton

150 authentic Ozark recipes, some dating back to the 1800s, remedies and sayings from the hills, plus stories of growing up in the Ozarks during the Great Depression. Includes photos.

Published by Goldminds Publishing, Springfield, MO

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The Boston Mountains
Lost in the Ozarks
by Velda Brotherton

Stories of the lost communities of the Boston Mountains. This is not a history book but a book about the people who lived our history. Contains 137 photos, maps and illustrations.

Published by Old American Publishing, Houston, TX

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La Femme: A Collection Of Stories About The Ladies

La Femme
A Collection of Stories about the Ladies
by Jo-Brew

LA FEMME offers a peak at the "ah ha" moments in the lives of a sampling of women. The moments that change everything that comes after. Those moments that approach slowly and subtly and those that explode without warning. No age, background or lifestyle is insulated but each woman reaches in the depths of her own experiences and character to move forward, alone or with help.

Published by Iuniverse

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Images of America - Roseburg
By Diane L. Goeres-Gardner
and the Douglas County Museum

"Roseburg," part of Arcadia Publishing's Images in America series, was released on March 15.
It showcases the wonderful photos housed at the Douglas County Museum in Oregon. The oldest image, dating back to 1858, is a daguerreotype of Capt. Jack Nicholson and two-year old John Hedden sharing a bottle of whiskey.
While pictures of old buildings and homes are numerous, it is the images of children that enthrall the reader. Goeres-Gardner has packed the captions full of little known information. She includes the price of prunes sold in 1919, the cost of groceries in 1914, the cost of installing a phone in 1887, the cost of a Ford Tonneau touring car in 1904, and the cost of registering a car with the state in 1905. Images of the Strawberry Carnivals held from 1909-1929 and the The Blast in 1959 are intriguing and striking.

Published by Arcadia Publishing

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The book can be purchased at all bookstores and on the Internet