This Collection of Short Essays Will Make You Rethink Life's Ordinary Moments

By: Shanti Arts Publishing
Interweavings: Creative Nonfiction, Carol Smallwood
Interweavings: Creative Nonfiction, Carol Smallwood
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Jan. 30, 2017 - PRLog -- The forty-three beautiful and moving short essays by writer Carol Smallwood seem inspired by whatever was on the author's mind — library visits, her daughter, the TV show Columbo, "Chick Lit," or hardware stores. Their power lies in their ability to remind us that everything in life is a variation on a theme, a different shade in the same tapestry. Readers will be inspired to rethink the ordinary moments and events in their lives.

Carol Smallwood is the author of around five dozen books, has received multiple Pushcart Prize nominations, and appears in such references as Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. Her nonfiction books include Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching, which appears on Poets & Writers Magazine's list of Best Books for Writers. Her anthologies include Writing After Retirement: Tips by Successful Retired Writers (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) and Bringing the Arts into the Library: An Outreach Handbook (American Library Association, 2014). Her poetry collections include Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Picket Fences (Lamar University Press, 2014) and Divining the Prime Meridian (WordTech Editions, 2015).

Interweavings: Creative Nonfiction has garnered wide acclaim:

"This shimmering kaleidoscope of insights rich in descriptive language inspires us to be more aware of time on our transformational journeys."
— Gloria Adams, contributor to Library Youth Outreach, McFarland (2014)­

"Carol Smallwood interrogates with spare prose that is revelatory but offers no easy answers."
— Dr. Geri Lipschultz, contributor, Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing, Pearson (2014)

" . . . investigation into human consciousness where self-awareness earmarks the book of one's life."
— Dr. Christine Redman-Waldeyer, editor, Adanna Literary Journal

"Wrought with hidden gems of striking description."
— Nicole M. Bouchard, editor, The Write Place At the Write Time

"What you have written is literature. It has staying power."
—Dr. William Brevda, Professor of English, Central Michigan University

"Smallwood combines the random, mundane, and heartbreaking with the profound."
— Carole Mertz, contributor, Writing After Retirement, Scarecrow (2014)

"In one moment, objects and environments in this dynamic collection appear through a magnifying glass, and in the next, the glass is lowered to turn our senses to the resonant words and images of novelists, scholars, and artists."
— Diane LeBlanc, director of writing, Interdisciplinary Studies, St. Olaf College

"The latest essays of what's on our minds are caught in sequences from a new library, nursery rhymes, feministic, to ephemeral issues and writers who have transcended time!"
— Vandella Brown, contributor, Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook, ALA Editions

Interweavings: Creative Nonfiction is a production of Shanti Arts Publishing in Brunswick, Maine. It is now available and may be purchased through all major online booksellers and many select bookstores. A digital edition is available through most sellers of ebooks.

ISBN: 978-1-941830-46-8  |  $ 16.95  |  softcover
ISBN: 978-1-941830-47-5  |  $   2.99  |  digital
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