Burning Time NOW READY FOR ORDER!

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Author: Bob Strother
ISBN: 978-0-9743410-8-8
Cover Price: $23.95
Published by MOONSHINE PRESS,  Mount Holly, NC

Internet SPECIAL Discount: Only $20.00
(plus tax & shipping)

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August 31st, 
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About the Book…

Louise Schmidt would sacrifice almost anything to protect and provide for her family—even her innocence…

Set in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the early 1900s, Burning Time epically portrays the life of Louise Schmidt, from early childhood to adulthood, as Louise, her mother, and younger brother fight to survive the abuse of Louise’s father, Will.

The largess of Will’s parents initially provides refuge from her father’s drunken exploits, but Louise learns too young that nothing lasts forever. Though previously ostracized from the family, the prodigal son returns at the behest of his ailing father, and brings along a new wife, Maude, who fans the flames of Will’s inherent avarice and disregard for his former wife and children.

At fifteen, Louise is forced from the only home she’s ever known and into marriage with a man ten years her senior.  Even as Louise comes to terms with her life and assumes the role of family matriarch, she still must face the consequences of her actions—including a death sentence for murder…

What Others Are Saying…

One part Southern Gothic, one part crime novel, one part coming-of-age story, Burning Time is a compelling read I couldn’t put down. It’s beautifully delivered in Strother’s clear, concise prose and authentic Southern voice.

—Susan M. Boyer, USA TODAY Bestselling Author of the Liz Talbot Mystery Series

A page-turner of historical fiction! Strother is a class act whose prose does not disappoint. He has mastered the art of rooting the reader in the time period and then supported that with a great coming of age tale.

—David Burnsworth, Author of the Brack Pelton Mystery Series

How to Order Your Copy Today…

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Thanks for your support!

Anne Kaylor
Publisher, MOONSHINE PRESS

 

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Our lives are filled with stress, with conflict, with trials small and large that suffocate happiness and breathe anxiety. The weight of the world takes its toll on us all. Still, I’ve discovered so many who rise every day and find—or, at least, are determined to find—a means to let it go and start again.

The stories herein cover the gambit of how tension plays a part in life—from sexual angst to emotional uproar, from physical peril to mental mishap. And it highlights how we release such tension—through humor or hope, anger or apathy. Some characters are subtle in their escape; others travel to the surreal. They all either find freedom or flounder in their own faults.

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Special Thanks to the following contributors:

Featured Photographer: Jeanne Julian

Featured Writers: Cheryl Boyer, Beverly Marcotte Carter, Julie Ann Cook, Holly Day, Claire Iannini, David M. Jordan, Gary V. Powell, Lisa Rubenson, Frank Scozzari, Bob Strother, Peggy Wolf, Nancy Young

Please visit our submission guidelines on this site before submitting for future issues.

Thank you all for making this publication a reality!

Anne Kaylor
Executive Editor and Publisher

New Publication from MOONSHINE PRESS

BT-Cover-front only-WEB RESWe are proud to announce the first independent publication under our press’ name—Burning Time, a novel by Bob Strother.

We’ve been publishing for more than 10 years—publishing moonShine review, that is. This, however, is a landmark moment for MOONSHINE Press. And there’s no better author than Bob Strother to propel our press into a whole new realm.

A signature author, accepted to moonShine review for many years, and a judge for the 10-year anniversary issue in 2014, Bob Strother has proven his writing savvy time and again.  And, with this latest novel, he engages yet another level of readership.  This is one you won’t want to put down!

For a limited time only, you can pre-order this book at a substantial discount—just $16.95!  That’s nearly 30% off the cover price of $23.95, so take action now.  This cost is only available for pre-orders.  Please peruse the preview of the book below, read the reviews, then scroll down for details on how to order!

About the Book…

Louise Schmidt would sacrifice almost anything to protect and provide for her family—even her innocence…

Set in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the early 1900s, Burning Time epically portrays the life of Louise Schmidt, from early childhood to adulthood, as Louise, her mother, and younger brother fight to survive the abuse of Louise’s father, Will.

The largess of Will’s parents initially provides refuge from her father’s drunken exploits, but Louise learns too young that nothing lasts forever. Though previously ostracized from the family, the prodigal son returns at the behest of his ailing father, and brings along a new wife, Maude, who fans the flames of Will’s inherent avarice and disregard for his former wife and children.

At fifteen, Louise is forced from the only home she’s ever known and into marriage with a man ten years her senior.  Even as Louise comes to terms with her life and assumes the role of family matriarch, she still must face the consequences of her actions—including a death sentence for murder…

What Others Are Saying…

One part Southern Gothic, one part crime novel, one part coming-of-age story, Burning Time is a compelling read I couldn’t put down. It’s beautifully delivered in Strother’s clear, concise prose and authentic Southern voice.

—Susan M. Boyer, USA TODAY Bestselling Author of the Liz Talbot Mystery Series

A page-turner of historical fiction! Strother is a class act whose prose does not disappoint. He has mastered the art of rooting the reader in the time period and then supported that with a great coming of age tale.

—David Burnsworth, Author of the Brack Pelton Mystery Series

How to PRE-Order Your Copy Today…

Please click on the cover link here to pre-order your copy of Burning Time through Paypal (tax and shipping are automatically calculated). Note the book will not be shipped early, but you will get a significant discount.

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OR, for multiple copies or to pay by check, please inquire directly to moonshine.press@carolina.rr.com.

As always, thanks for your support!

Anne Kaylor
Publisher, MOONSHINE Press

Next Deadline March 1, 2015!

Hello Fellow Writers,

The deadline for submissions to the next issue of moonShine review is fast approaching.  Please submit your prose pieces by March 1, 2015 to be considered for inclusion in our Spring Issue.

Here are the highlights of our submission guidelines, but PLEASE review our full submission guidelines on this site:

  1. OUR PREFERENCE: Send email submissions to moonshinereview@carolina.rr.com, and put in the BODY of your email name as you want it published, all contact info, and bio.
  2. Snail mail (USPS) submissions should be mailed to MOONShine Press, Attn: Publisher Anne Kaylor, 401 Stonewater Bay Ln, Mount Holly, NC 28120
  3. We accept only UNPUBLISHED works of creative prose—which includes (but is not limited to) short fiction, flash fiction, prose poetry, and creative non-fiction—on any theme, but “the darkness of the human spirit” always trumps.
  4. You may submit up to 4 pieces at one time. Submissions should not exceed 2,700 words in length—2,200 or less preferred, no minimum.
  5. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE STORY ITSELF. Include a COVER PAGE with your bio and contact information, including your name, email, phone number, mailing address, and story title(s).  An email address is REQUIRED for us to respond to you.

For more information, you can also check out our page on FACEBOOK— https://www.facebook.com/moonShinereview

We’re looking to follow up our anniversary issue with a BANG, so I hope each of you will submit!

Good luck to each of you,

Anne Kaylor
Executive Editor & Publisher

moonShine review anniversary issue available now!

MOONSHINE REVIEW Anniversary Issue,
Volume 10 – ORDER NOW!

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The oddities of the world around us—and the darkness within our minds and hearts—became our journal’s touchstone early on. We’ve published grotesque and wacky, tragedy and comedy, nostalgic and avant garde. And, while never setting a theme, one has always materialized from the work we received. This issue boasts all of the above—not only marking a milestone for length of time in publication, but also for her independent, quirky nature to always remain true to that which speaks to us in the moonlight.

This year we celebrate the many writers and photographers who have called moonShine their first home for publication over these past ten years.  We honor our contributors who have passed from this world but live on through their art.  We applaud the inspiring and supportive artists around us.  And we thank everyone who has ever graced our pages.

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!  Just $10.00 plus tax and shipping…

Please click on the following link to order through Paypal:

OR, for single or multiple copies or to pay by check, please inquire directly to moonshinereview@carolina.rr.com.

Special Thanks to the following contributors:

Prose Contest Winners:
1st Place Prose Winner– Kimberlyn Blum-Hyclak

2nd Place Prose Winner – Steve Fayer
3rd Place Prose Winner – Claire Iannini
Terresa Haskew, Honorable Mention
Melanie Arrowood Wilcox, Honorable Mention
Sharon Mauldin Reynolds, Honorable Mention

Other Authors Accepted for Publication:
Claire Armstrong, Vicki Collins, Barbara V. Evers, David Harris, Holly Raychelle Hughes, David Jordan, Annie Maier, Connie D. Miller, Richard Allen Taylor

Photography Contest Winners:
Best Cover Photo – Wendy H. Gill

1st Place Overall Best Inside Photo – Chris Durietz
2nd Place Overall Best Inside Photo – Kathleen Pompe
3rd Place Overall Best Inside Photo – Wendy H. Gill
DJ Gaskin, Honorable Mention
Jeanne Julian, Honorable Mention
Kathleen Pompe, Honorable Mention
Terry Butler, Honorable Mention
Wendy H. Gill, Honorable Mention

OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION INSIDE:
Clarke Armstrong, Cheryl Boyer, Barbara V. Evers, Bill Griffin,

Steve Lautermilch, Carlos Pelay, Nick Romeo, Erin Ryan,
Wesley Satterwhite, Sharon A. Sharp, Clare Willey

Please visit our submission guidelines on this site before submitting for future issues.

Thank you all for making this publication a reality!

Anne Kaylor
Executive Editor and Publisher

moonShine review WINNERS announced!

Congratulations to the winners of moonShine review’s 2015 Prose and Photography Contest to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of our journal!

With 50+ prose pieces submitted, and more than 250 photographs for the cover and overall best inside photo contests, our judges had some tough choices, and I give them my utmost respect and admiration for how well they chose.  Now, for the winners…

PROSE AWARDS

1st Place – Kimberlyn Blum-Hyclak, of Lancaster, SC, for
Beginning and Ending in Toledo

2nd Place – Steve Fayer, of Boston, MA, for
In Bed With Phantom Priests

3rd Place – Claire Iannini, of Fort Mill, SC, for The Koi Pond

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Terresa Haskew, of Greenville, SC, for Degrees

Melanie Arrowood Wilcox, of Graham, NC, for Tornado at the River

Sharon Mauldin Reynolds, of Lexington, KY, for Widowmaker

OTHER AUTHORS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION:

Claire Armstrong, Vicki Collins, Barbara V. Evers, David Harris, Holly Raychelle Hughes, David Jordan, Annie Maier, Connie D. Miller, Richard Allen Taylor

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

OVERALL BEST PHOTOGRAPH INSIDE:

1st Place – Chris Durietz, of Honolulu, HI, for Night Lilies

2nd Place – Kathleen Pompe, of Seabrook Island, SC, for
Shadow of the Vine

3rd Place – Wendy H. Gill, of Matthews, NC, for The Deeper You Go

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

DJ Gaskin, of Springfield, VA, for Accountable Bridge

Jeanne Julian, of New Bern, NC, for Ladder, Sky City, Acoma

Kathleen Pompe, of Seabrook Island, SC, for Ice Storm Droplets

Terry Butler, Greenville, SC, for Guitar Handz

Wendy H. Gill, of Matthews, NC, for J Heart A

 

BEST COVER PHOTOGRAPH:

Grand Prize – Wendy H. Gill, of Matthews, NC, for Shore Ice

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Jeanne Julian, of New Bern, NC, for Field, California

Kathleen Pompe, of Seabrook Island, SC, for Ice Storm

Nick Romeo, of Pittsburgh, PA, for Floating Agenda

OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION INSIDE:

Clarke Armstrong, Cheryl Boyer, Barbara V. Evers, Bill Griffin,
Steve Lautermilch, Carlos Pelay, Nick Romeo, Erin Ryan,
Wesley Satterwhite, Sharon A. Sharp, Clare Willey

 

And a big thank you to EVERYONE who entered our contests.  We greatly appreciate your support and encourage you to keep submitting—and check back for further announcements coming soon!

Best to all,

Anne Kaylor
Executive Editor and Publisher, moonShine review

Please Read: Submissions to moonShine review OFFICIALLY CLOSED

As of midnight last night, moonShine review’s Anniversary Issue Contest officially closed.  We are still awaiting anything postmarked as of yesterday, but are happy to announce we already have a RECORD number of entries for prose and, especially, photography!

Thank you all who submitted—your response is overwhelming!  And, for those of you who haven’t yet, you should check out the details on your contest judges.  Just click on the tab at the left called “A to Z: Judges for 10-Year Anniversary Issue.”

Given how many entries we received and the possibility of emails not always coming through, we want to be absolutely certain we have received and recorded all entries into the contest.  If YOU submitted to any of the contests, you WILL receive a confirmation email this week stating so.  If you submitted by the deadline but do NOT
receive a confirmation email by Thursday, please email
moonshinereview@carolina.rr.com immediately, and we will research your entry and make sure your submission is valid.

We wish all of you the Best of Luck!

Sincerely,

Anne Kaylor
Executive Editor & Publisher, moonShine review