"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Moon and Water

6 June 2017

Make art about what the moon says.

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7 June 2017

Make art about what you see in the water.

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Monday Must Read! Cat Pleska: Riding On Comets

cat pleskaCat Pleska is a seventh generation West Virginian, and an amazingly loving and generous person. She is the author of Riding on Comets, and most recently, she published a cookbook with a sense of humor, One Foot in the Gravy–Hooked on the Sauce. Cat is a writer, editor, educator, publisher, and storyteller. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College. She is an essayist for West Virginia Public Radio and a book reviewer for the Charleston Gazette. She coedited the anthology Fed from the Blade: Tales and Poems from the Mountains. Pleska has been published in literary magazines and newspapers throughout the Appalachian region. She lives in Scott Depot, West Virginia, with her husband, Dan, one dog, four cats, and with a daughter, Katie, in nearby St. Albans.

Cat’s Website

Buy Cat’s Books!

Riding on Comets

Praise for Riding on Comets

“The gifts of Cat Pleska’s Riding on Comets are many: it is fresh, candid, gently humorous, tautly lyrical, and deeply moving.”-Lisa Knopp, What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte

This is a storyteller who knows how to piece together shards of story into a brilliant mosaic of a life. A joy to read.”–Janice Gary is the author of Short Leash: A Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance, winner of two Silver 2014 Nautilus Awards and a 2014 Eric Hoffer Prize for Memoir.

Cat Pleska’s restrained but graceful prose allows us to witness four generations through the eyes of the author, first as a child and then through the years that followed as her people live, age, and die. The details Pleska offers have the immediacy of truths well told, with a resolute eye and spacious heart, neither shying away from family and personal dysfunction, nor sentimentalizing the bonds of fear and love that held her family together.”–Geoffrey Cameron Fuller is an author of the true crime Pretty Little Killers and the crime thriller Full Bone Moon

One Foot in the Gravy–Hooked on the Sauce

Fed from the Blade

More from Cat Online

http://www.friedchickenandcoffee.com/2016/04/27/reckoning-fiction-by-cat-pleska/

https://www.catpleska.com/interviews-reviews-blogs/

http://www.rednecromancer.typepad.com/mouth_of_the_holler/

https://pocahontastimes.com/memories-to-memoirs/

http://www.lauratreacybentley.com/apps/blog/entries/show/41683985-spotlight-cat-pleska

 

Happy Reading!

xo

Mary

Daily Prompt Love <3 Rolling In

5 August 2017 

Make art about the storm rolling in.

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Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 Solidago, Seeking Tradition

Solidago Journal is open for submissions!

“We’re looking for prose, poetry, and art for our Fall 2017 issue. The theme is TRADITION, and our cover image (to which we also invite responses) can be found on our website (link below). We can’t pay our contributors, but all contributors will receive a complimentary copy of our print edition. No submission fee. We look forward to reading your work!”

Website: http://www.solidagojournal.com/

Submissions: http://www.solidagojournal.com/submissions/

 

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Borders

4 August 2017

“The only true borders lie between day and night, between life and death, between hope and loss.” ― Erin Hunter

Make art about borders, about living at the borders, about crossing borders, about the illusion of borders.

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Building or Breaking

3 August 2017

Make art about trust, trusting, not trusting, broken trust, building, breaking, or rebuilding trust. 

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Continue

2 August 2017

Make art about continuing. 

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