Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cuivre River Anthology (Volume IV) Now Available

Today's forecast for St. Peters, MO: Chance of thunderstorms, high 75 degrees.

It's going to be a brief post today. Cari and a few classmates are giving a special Irich dance performance at her school right after lunch this afternoon, and I need to be there to help her with her costume and wig. Yes, most of the girls wear wigs while Irish dancing. It's so their curls bounce with their steps, and wearing a wig is easier than curling their hair overnight.

Now about the Cuivre River Anthology. I'm so excited that CRA Volume IV is finally published and available for purchase. Louella Turner and I co-edited it, and it was published by High Hill Press. The anthology includes short stories, poetry, essays, and flash fiction, including my award-winning flash piece, "Ida's Rocking Chair." Putting the anthology together was a lot of work, but definitely worth it. There were a few glitches in the first short print run, but those have been worked out. Local contributors have received their complimentary copies, and other contributors will receive theirs next month.

Contributors include Walter Bargen, Missouri's first poet laureate; Susan Swartwout, editor of The Big Muddy; Dianna Graveman, winner of the North American National Catholic Press Association Award for Short Fiction; Pushcart Prize nominated writers Amy Willoughby-Burle and Louella Turner, and scores of other award-winning writers from Saturday Writers and the Missouri Writers' Guild, as well as a couple of newly published writers.

Contributors hail from Missouri, Arizona, Colorado, California, North Carolina, and Kansas. Saturday Writers' membership chair Sheree Nielsen took the haunting cover photo.

Copies are available from, or directly from High Hill Press


  1. I have my contributor copy and purchased a few more for good measure. You and Lou did a great job! I've scheduled my tomorrow's blog to feature the anthology.

  2. Hi Pat,
    Thanks for being so kind. Isn't it exciting to hold in your hands a boook with one of your stories in it?
    I'll be sure and stop by your blog tomorrow.
    Oh, I thought the anthology was available on Amazon, but when I checked today it wasn't there. So, the best way to buy a copy is through the publisher, High Hill Press.

  3. Donna,
    Congrats to you and Lou on the anthology! Thanks so much for including me. As always, I am honored.

  4. Hi Dianna,
    We are thrilled and honored that you generously submitted one of your amazing stories for the anthology. Writers like you who support small projects like ours are what make it all worthwhile.


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