Ripple Effect: A Collection of Fiction and Art, inspired by New Orleans librarians..... is out!"
Ripple Effect: (n) a spreading chain reaction caused by a single event, e.g., a raindrop, a puddle, a flood, a broken levee, a drowned city, a rebirth, an idea, a book.
In 2007, hundreds of fans gathered in New Orleans to celebrate their love of literature. While there, they learned first-hand about the devastation Hurricane Katrina, particularly the damage done to the libraries. Now some of those same fans are celebrating the power of the written word again, this time in an effort to help.
Join in the celebration by purchasing your copy of "Ripple Effect," a collection of original fiction and art to benefit Rebuild New Orleans Public Library.
At a time when the stories coming out of New Orleans sounded the same, we wanted to tell different stories—fiction inspired by New Orleans librarians who were struggling to put their libraries and lives back together. Writers and artists worldwide donated works of art, poems and fiction for this anthology.
Contributors include Silvia Barlaam, Donna Beltz, Tanya Bentham, Moe Biers, D.J. Black, Jason Burger, Greta Cabrel, Rachel Caine, Gwyneth Cooper, Peg Duthie, Matissa Evensong, S.R. Ferguson, C.A. Hiley, Bernadette Joseco, Julia Katz, Sasha Katz, Robert Kelso, Kim Kiser, Charie La Marr, Leochi, Nyssa Anne Madison, Cynthia Maves, Diana M. McCabe, Emily Moreton, N. Apythia Morges, Pasquale J. Morrone, T.G. Nossack, A.J. O'Connell, Gloria Oliver, Eirik Omlie, Aden Penn, Pennswoods, Emma Pocock, Jennifer Racek, Tamela J. Ritter, Theresa Rogers, Jessica Sims, Shari Smith, Yael vander Wouden, E.J. Wilson, Autumn Rose Wood, Elizabeth S.C. Wu, and Caitlin Young.
Celebrate a love of words and art by purchasing your copy of "Ripple Effect," a collection of original fiction and art inspired by New Orleans librarians to benefit Rebuild New Orleans Public Library.
About the book: Ripple Effect: A Collection of Fiction and Art, edited by N. Apythia Morges and Tamela J. Ritter with foreword by Rachel Caine. (Tears of the Phoenix, hardcover, 13 number ISBN: 978-0-9819198-0-5; 10-digit ISBN: 0-9819198-0-4, October 21, 2008; $27.99)
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Buy one for your library today! And for yourself! And your friends! And everyone who loves New Orleans, libraries, and a good read.
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