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Made in NH– Authors: Dan Szczesny

on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 19:26

Made in NH– Authors: Dan Szczesny

By Amy Ray

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

Sing, And Other Short Stories is a collection of ten tales from travel and adventure writer Dan Szczesny. It’s his first collection of short stories. From 1930s South Dakota where one of the last cowboys struggles to find meaning in a modern world to the Alaskan tundra where searchers race against time to find the pilot of a missing plane before the grizzlies do, Sing is an ode to common people who are forced

Made in NH– Authors: Ernest Hebert

on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 20:08

Made in NH– Authors: Ernest Hebert

By Amy Ray

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

Ernest Hebert was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 New Hampshire Literary Awards and is the author of The Darby Chronicles. The seventh, and concluding novel of the series, is Howard Elman’s Farewell. The book begins with the 100th birthday party of Howard’s only living close friend, Cooty Patterson and explores the question: When a man has nothing left but his imagination, then what?

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.

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