Appalachia-Inspired Short Stories
Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc, of Johnson City, Tennessee, is proud to announce the release of Broken Petals, an anthology of inspirational short stories. The 14 stories comprise the winning selections from the 2013 contest sponsored by Voice Magazine. The authors represented are Rachel Burdine, Lori C Byington, Rebecca D Elswick, Lisa Hall, April Hensley, Linda Hudson Hoagland, Lynda A Holmes, Jan Howery, Pam Keaton, Rose Klix, Betty Kossick, Gretchen McCroskey, Carolina Major Diaz San Francisco, and Janie Dempsey Watts. These talented writers all have connections to Appalachia even though they now live in various parts of Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, New England, and the Midwest. Each in its own way, the stories show how personal character, tenacity, and humor emerge and persevere despite hardships and dark times. The narratives intertwine traditional Appalachian teachings and influences with today’s context and challenges.
Publisher Janie Jessee explains, “Hopefully the stories in Broken Petals remind readers that when we accept an outstretched hand, we gain an inner strength that creates a harmony in unity with beauty, compassion, and determination. This is healing, much like when broken flower petals are bound together: they create a bouquet of beauty, sweet fragrance, and originality in the face of uncompromising endurance.”
Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc, includes the imprints Mountain Girl Press, Little Creek Books, Express Editions, RoseHeart Publishing, and DigiStyle. Each imprint specializes in a particular genre—from local Appalachian stories to children’s books and more. At JCP, we believe ‘Every story needs a book.’
For more information or to schedule a book signing, call Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc, at 423-926-9983, or visit jancarolpublishing.com. Follow JCP on Facebook.
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