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New Atlas Looks at New England Train History

on Fri, 08/14/2015 - 15:28

NH Writer Herb Pence: You write what you know

By Renee Roy

Train lovers, history advocates, readers of all kind, The Illustrated Atlas of Maine's Street & Electric Railways 1863- 1946 is available for purchase.

Co-editor Herb Pence, a resident of Manchester, New Hampshire for 40 years, grew up with a passion for trains. His grandfather was a railroader, and as Pence grew older, he turned his hobby into a career working as a general manager for transit systems in the United States and overseas.

“Having worked in Saudi Arabia I was introduced to an organization called Charter Institute of

Made in NH– Authors: Joe Smiga

on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:21

Made in NH– Authors: Joe Smiga

By Amy Ray

This is the eleventh in a series of ten-question interviews of authors who represented NHWP at the Made in New Hampshire Expo booth.

In Joe Smiga’s military thriller, Behind the Lies, Iran attacks the US with four submarines armed with missiles carrying nuclear warheads.

Amy Ray: What inspired you to become a writer? 

Joe Smiga: My wife and Tom Clancy.

AR: What is the most challenging aspect of writing for you? 

JS: Making sure my books have a message and a sense of reality. Also, while making entertaining they should have a message.

AR: There

Made in NH– Authors: Helen DePrima

on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 19:57

Made in NH– Authors: Helen DePrima

By Amy Ray

This is the tenth in a series of ten-question interviews of authors who represented NHWP at the Made in New Hampshire Expo booth.

Helen DePrima fell in love with southern Colorado traveling there several years ago and decided to use it as the setting for her first novel, The High Road Home. Robbie Tolliver, unmarried and facing forty, has spent half her life doing right by her kin.

Made in NH– Authors: E.C. Ambrose

on Tue, 07/28/2015 - 20:33

Made in NH– Authors: E.C. Ambrose

By Amy Ray

This is the ninth in a series of ten-question interviews of authors who represented NHWP at the Made in New Hampshire Expo booth.

Elisha Barber is the first in a historical fantasy series by E.C. Ambrose. Magic, Intrigue, Medieval Surgery…In 14th century England, a barber-surgeon learns diabolical magic to defeat an unjust king, but the cost may be more than his soul.

Amy Ray: What inspired you to become a writer? 

E.C. Ambrose: I fell in love with stories at an early age, and wanted to become one of the story-tellers, so I could give others

Made in NH– Authors: Steve Carter

on Fri, 07/24/2015 - 18:20

Made in NH– Authors: Steve Carter

By Amy Ray

This is the eighth in a series of ten-question interviews of authors who represented NHWP at the Made in New Hampshire Expo booth.

Steve Carter is a jazz guitarist and writer. Intermodulations is his first full-length book of poetry.  The poems capture the interplay between music, art, and literature, and are rich with glimpses of city life. Steve is a lifelong resident of the greater Boston area and the city of Boston has a large presence in many of his poems, appearing almost as a character itself.

Steve will be at the New England Authors

Made in NH– Authors: Emma Leigh Reed

on Wed, 07/15/2015 - 20:23

Made in NH– Authors: Emma Leigh Reed

By Amy Ray

This is the seventh in a series of ten-question interviews of authors who represented NHWP at the Made in New Hampshire Expo booth.

Do you believe in second chances? In Emma Leigh Reed’s romantic suspense novel, Second Chances, Kira shut herself off from love until Grant returned. Together, they share a growing spark and many secrets. Can love heal broken trust?

Emma Leigh will be at the New England Authors Expo (Danversport Yacht Club, Danvers, MA) on Wednesday, July 29th from 4pm - 9 pm.

Amy Ray: What inspired you to become a writer? 

Board Makes Timing Changes to NH Lit Awards

on Fri, 07/10/2015 - 15:55

Traditionally the New Hampshire Literary Awards have been given out in the fall of odd-numbered years. The most recent award recipients, however,  were honored in the Spring of 2014 as part of  Writers’ Day. The New Hampshire Writers’ Project board has decided to move the awards back to their traditional fall schedule beginning in 2016. The first class of New Hampshire Literary Hall of Fame inductees were honored in 2015 and going forward we plan to alternate the two events each year.

Because we want to be sure that we are considering all the outstanding works published by New Hampshire

Made in NH– Authors: Marilynn Carter

on Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:10

Made in NH– Authors: Marilynn Carter

By Amy Ray

This is the sixth in a series of ten-question interviews of authors who represented NHWP at the Made in New Hampshire Expo booth.

Marilynn Carter’s book, No Fret Cooking, is a cookbook blending simple, healthy, yummy recipes accompanied by music to cook and dine by. Together food and music are paired that take you on a culinary adventure to nurture, tantalize, and stimulate your body, mind, and spirit as you prepare and enjoy your food. The focus is on fresh, local, organic ingredients without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

Great Leads for July 2015

on Wed, 07/08/2015 - 18:36

This month’s list of Great Leads were collected by Natalie Jones, who is working as a literary editor for the New Hampshire Writers' Project under the terms of the Community Service Work Study program at Southern New Hampshire University. An expanded list of Great Leads is sent to NHWP members as a benefit of membership. Look for it in your inbox! Not a member? Join us.

 

The Grief Diaries is a new online magazine that publishes work related to grief, trauma, and mourning. Submissions are currently considered year-round. Editors write, “The term ‘grief’ is open for interpretation.

Made in NH– Authors: Amy Ray

on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 20:14

Made in NH– Authors: Amy Ray

This is the fifth in a series of ten-question interviews of authors who represented NHWP at the Made in New Hampshire Expo booth.

Amy Ray’s book, Dangerous Denial, is a Silver Falchion nominee in the category of Best First Novel: Thriller/Mystery.

Amy will be signing books at Bayswater Book Co., 12 Main St., Center Harbor, NH on July 4th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Question: What inspired you to become a writer? 

Amy Ray: When I was in college, my English professor read a student’s essay aloud as an example of good writing.

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