Let’s start 2019 off with kudos to all of the talented contributors who make Walloon Writers Review possible! Thank you and bravo! We are honored to share the writing and photography of such outstanding contributors, give voice to new writers and photographers, and a special place for Michigan-inspired materials for more well-recognized authors and artists.
Over the next few weeks, we would like to share a bit about the contributors you’ll find inside Walloon Writers Review Fourth Edition. From the west side of Michigan, here are two contributors you’ll be excited to know about.
“Pine River Raid” by Brett Allen is one of the great short stories selected for our Fourth Edition. Brett Allen is a West Michigan author and U.S. Army veteran, is originally from Fremont but, now residing in Ada, Michigan with his wife, two young children and devious dog. When not writing and spending time with his family, he enjoys exploring the vast expanses of Michigan’s bountiful breweries. For the past 20 years, Brett’s made annual summer camping trips to the Pine River. “This story is my story from my first trip so many years ago,” writes Brett.
Poet Greg Rappleye shared “Missing Woman Found Alive In Quarry” for our Fourth Edition. So rich is his writing, we felt like we were standing on the sidelines as the poem unfolded. From his bio: Greg Rappleye’s poems have previously appeared in Poetry, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, Virginia Quarterly Review and other literary journals. His second book of poems, A Path Between Houses (University of Wisconsin Press, 2000) won the Brittingham Prize in Poetry. His third book, Figured Dark (University of Arkansas Press, 2007) was first runner-up for the Dorset Prize and was published in the Miller Williams Poetry Series. His latest book, Tropical Landscape with Ten Hummingbirds, was published this past fall by Dos Madres Press. He teaches at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
We are really pleased to share these exciting writers with you in our Fourth Edition.
Walloon Writers Review Fourth Edition is available at independent bookstores in Northern Michigan, including Between The Covers Harbor Springs, McLean & Eakin Booksellers Petoskey, Horizon Books Traverse City, and Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord, as well as here on our website through Square (a safe & familiar payment processing company to those of us who choose to spend an enormous amount of time in coffee shops and bookstores) or at Amazon.com. We encourage you to please inquire about Walloon Writers Review at an independent bookseller near you!