Mountain Magic

Mountain Magic

by Brian Hatcher

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Overview

The power of magic is the power of story. Both use illusion to illustrate the truth. Both create worlds with a few magical words. And both have the power to change us forever. The Appalachian Mountains are full of stories. And magic. In Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia, editor Brian J. Hatcher collects stories and poems from around the world. Thirteen authors share awe-inspiring, beautiful, frightening, and sometimes deadly, magical visions. Read about disturbing sleight of hand, earthy fantasy, and ghostly illusion. The kind of magic found only in Appalachia. Contributors: Foreword Lucy A. Snyder, William Meikle, Frank Larnerd, Kelly Ramsdell Fineman, Steve Vernon, Jean Rabe, Stephen Couch, Joyce Richardson Joshua Reynolds, Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy, Karin Fuller, Wade German, Beth Cato, and Steve Rasnic Tem. The curtain is drawn. The show begins. Time to experience Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia. Now, watch very closely.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013861947
Publisher: Woodland Press, LLC
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Beth Cato is an associate member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy
Writers of America. Her stories can be found in The Pedestal Magazine,
Crossed Genres, Every Day Fiction, and Niteblade, while her nonfiction
appears in WOW! Women on Writing and several Chicken Soup for the Soul
books. Beth is originally from Hanford, California, but now resides in
Buckeye, Arizona, with her husband and son. Despite how often her husband’s
co-workers beg, she will not quit writing to bake cookies all day
long. Information regarding current projects can always be found at
http://www.bethcato.com. Sometimes those projects do include cookies.
Stephen Couch is a computer programmer, a cover band vocalist,
and an award-winning audio drama producer. His short fiction has
appeared in such venues as Talebones, Dark Recesses Press, Raw: Brutality
as Art, and the Stoker Award-finalist Horror Library Vol. 3. Visit him online
and poke him with virtual sticks at www.stephencouch.com.
Kelly Ramsdell Fineman lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She
writes poetry for children as well as for adults, and has a picture book,
At the Boardwalk, forthcoming in 2012. She has won awards from Writer’s
Digest for her work, and her poems have appeared in Up & Under, Highlights
for Children Magazine, Bits & Scraps, and Penn & Ink, as well as books
for the commercial and educational markets. She can be found ‘most
every day at her blog, Writing and Ruminating, http://kellyrfineman.livejournal.
com.
Along with the weekly column she has been writing for the Sunday
Gazette-Mail (Charleston, WV) since 1997, Karin Fuller writes short
stories and personal essays. She lives in South Charleston, West Virginia,
with her husband and daughter and a house full of critters: three dogs,
two cats, two rabbits, and a rat. When she’s not cleaning up after the
menagerie, she’s making sure they don’t starve to death.
Wade German is an American-Canadian writer who has been
living in Prague, Czech Republic since 2001. His poems have been nom-
nated for the Pushcart Prize and the Rhysling Award, and have appeared
widely in the U.S. small press and in Australian, Canadian, New
Zealand and UK publications. He works in broadcast journalism, writing
international news. When he’s not working, he travels.

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