Links: Other Suggested Websites
A very fine writer and teacher, native West Virginian Meredith Sue Willis’s site contains a wealth of information for writers, including updated writing exercises. Currently a lecturer at New York University, she also offers online writing courses and a free online newsletter of real interest to writers and readers.
This is the website of Yellow Springs, Ohio resident Hap Cawood, retired award-winning editorialist for the Dayton Daily News whose first published novel, The Miler, is an excellent coming-of-age story about a boy determined to be a star runner–despite the fact that there’s no track team at his Harlan, Kentucky high school of the 1950s. Written in lean Hemingwayesque prose, the novel, unsentimental, exciting and very real, would be a great high school or perhaps even middle school text.
Originally FictionNet , the first digital press to offer authors royalties and advances, Bluehot Books has now expanded into print publishing with the highly-recommended Backbeat: A Novel of Physics by Yellow Springs summer resident Fred Arment. Stunning in concept, Backbeat follows the story of an orphan pursuing a billion-dollar fortune at the same time he’s linking with the parents who died when he was an infant. Through the philosophical world of quantum physics, Arment dramatically depicts young Romey Argasti coming to spiritual terms with his life. The monologues of Romey’s dead mother Maria are alone worth the price of this novel that could change your life.
Dayton-born poet, musician and nontraditional educator of youth, Eric Brown highlights his very interesting life and life’s work on this entertaining and visually appealing website. Recommended for any poetry or music fan!