Titles By WIMers

June 15, 2017 Uncategorized

The Adventures of Elbert and Leopoldina
by Dorothy Kubik

“…tells the story of two friends, Elbert, a beagle, and Leopoldina, a goose, who one summer day follow the invitation of the wind to an adventure. What happens to them when they go back in time one hundred years makes a charming story and gives us a glimpse of life before computers, cars, and cell phones.”


by Ellen Greene-Stewart

Kaleidoscope explores the ways in which art therapy is an extremely effective treatment modality for working with dementia patients. Ellen Stewart surveys what is known about Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and related dementia’s, as well as the new treatments available and some current research results. Several fascinating case studies will enlighten and absorb the reader, including one on the late Willem de Kooning. An original assessment form is included and an entire section of exercises to use with groups or individuals.The creative process in and of itself is healing. Truly, a picture can speak a thousand words.

Superheros Unmasked

by Ellen Greene-Stewart

Everyone has a superhero within. Superheroes Unmasked empowers children to learn from the inside out. It is a student focused program teaching emotional awareness and coping skills as they relate to self-esteem, team building, bullying and leadership. By using superheroes and villains kids create themselves, they learn to internalize difficult concepts creating a sense of safety and nurturance for all. Superheroes Unmasked examines the root causes of bullying and links to current learning standards. The 70 activities and games in this program are a transformational springboard to growth. The process in this program is more important than the product; the journey is more important than the destination. Lets enable our kids to become agents of positive change.


by Barbara Quintero

E. is a passionate, inspiring, story of four generations of beautiful, fascinating female characters, and the men they love. Estelle is the matriarch of these women, who all suffer, fall in love, and fight for their way of being – an engaging story of love, repentance, and forgiveness. From the first page when Estelle comes home from school to find her younger brother dead, to the final scenes when at eighty years old she faces the biggest challenge of her life, you will be captivated.

Frozen Falls 

by Barry Seiler

Frozen Falls, Barry Seiler’s fourth full-length collection of poems, extends the range of his themes and poetic strategies. Readers of his earlier work will recognize Seiler’s concern with family loss, popular music and film, Jewish experience, and the intensities and disappointments inherent in the act of writing. But they will also find a series of brief, inventive poems on the inner life of domestic objects such as armchairs and vases, the best poems of this kind since Francis Ponge, and two long poems that anchor the book: “American Misfortune” and “Turns.” “American Misfortune,” a narrative sequence, meditates on the fragility of the lives we construct, the stories we tell to explain ourselves to ourselves. “Turns,” a journal of the seasons, uses lyrical fragments to chart the mind’s daily negotiations between the inner and the outer world, seeking the peace offered by the quiet rituals of rural life during the changing course of the year.



by Elizabeth Stuart Calvert  

Wellsprings, by Elizabeth Stuart Calvert, author most recently of An Affair of the Heart: A Memoir, is a collection of short stories, poems and essays set in East Harlem and the Catskills. In two stories Calvert explores the tensions arising in the lives of teenagers and adults, one on the riot-torn streets of East Harlem and other during the turbulent era of the Anti-Rent War in upstate New York. In all her work, we meet men and women facing challenges that test them to the core. Throughout, Calvert celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the glory of our natural world.


An Affair of the Heart

by Elizabeth Stuart Calvert                                

An Affair of the Heart is a story of personal and community transformation set against the background of a cutting-edge urban ministry and the Civil Rights movement. It takes the reader on the Calverts’ journey of forty-five exhilarating years in East Harlem and eight more in the vibrant village of Andes, in the foothills of the Catskills.




WIM Pocket Companion for Writers

101 Quick Tips and Thoughtful Prompts for the Writer on the Go

by Bethany Lyttle

with contributions by Ann Epner, Barbara Apoian, and Ev Ellsworth 

This pocket-sized teaching tool is a collection of 50 compelling, witty, warm, funny and challenging writing exercises that promise to challenge writers of all levels to new heights of creativity. The WIM Pocket Companion for Writers is funded in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization Program administered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group (RAG), and with funds from the O’Connor Foundation.




Self-Publishing and Book Marketing, A Research Guide

by Simona David


Self-Publishing and Book Marketing, A Research Guide provides in-depth market analysis and industry research with a focus on self-publishing terms, packages and fees. The book offers insights into formatting and design practices, and shares best marketing tips for self-published authors.






How Art Is Made: In the Catskills

by Simona David

How Art Is Made: In the Catskills is a collection of interviews with some of the world’s most accomplished artists who live and work in the Catskill Mountains, New York. Five painters and illustrators, two ceramicists and printmakers, one sculptor, one weaver, and one writer discuss what inspires and moves them, what draws them to their medium of choice, what materials they use, how they approach a new artistic project, how they deal with setbacks, and how they celebrate success. Nine are formally trained at prestigious art schools; one is self-taught. What they all have in common is a rigorous studio practice, discipline, and the desire and curiosity to learn new things, and share them with the world.



Corporal Works 

A Collection of Poems by Lynn Domina Corporal Works by Lynn Domina








Framed in Silence 

A Collection of Poems by Lynn Domina Framed in Silence by Lynn Domina












EDITING FACT AND FICTION: A Concise Guide to Book Editing (Cambridge University Press)

by Leslie T. Sharpe

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Editing Fact and Fiction: A Concise Guide to Book Editing, published by Cambridge University Press, has established itself as “the modern editing classic,” with editions in several languages. It is a concise, practical guide for people interested in book publishing or already working as editors who want to learn more about the opportunities in various kinds of book editing. Writing in a lively, informal style, EFF explains what editors in different jobs really do, and takes the reader step by step through the editing process, from manuscript to bound book. The principles of sound editing are discussed at length and many specific examples of how to–and how not to–edit copy are provided. Also stressed is how to deal tactfully with authors and it shows when editorial restraint is the best intervention. Editing Fact and Fiction is a book to be read, not just referred to. It is an indispensable guide for anyone thinking about a career in book publishing, a valuable resource for working editors who want to enlarge their knowledge, and a useful tool for senior editors training staff.





by Leslie T. Sharpe

The Quarry Fox and Other Tales of the Wild Catskills is a lyric narrative look at the wild animals of the IMG_9561Catskill Mountains and the effect of the seasons on them. Writing in a vivid and evocative style, Leslie weaves, elegantly and expertly, her experiences with the critters on her Catskill mountain with the natural history of each animal, deftly combining her personal observations as a naturalist with current science in a way that totally entertains and informs, and makes you want to pick up a pair of binoculars. This is a book in the tradition of great American nature writing, destined to take its place as a classic of that genre. The Quarry Fox and Other Tales of the Wild Catskills is the first in-depth exploration of Catskill wildlife since John Burroughs essentially invented the nature writing genre in the 19th century. Leslie, a lifelong naturalist and avid birder, as well as a former Vice President of the New York City Audubon Society and editor of The Urban Audubon, shows herself to be, in this volume, Burroughs’ worthy successor.



Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New YorkGoodbyeToAllThat_web

by Sari Botton

In this captivating collection, 28 writers take up Didion’s literary legacy by sharing their own New York stories. Their essays often begin as love stories do, with the passion of something newly discovered—the crush of subway crowds, the streets filled with manic energy, and the certainty that this is the only place on Earth where one can become exactly who she is meant to be. In includes essays by Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay, Dani Shapiro, Meghan Daum, Emily St. John Mandel, and many others.




Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York ncsg cover

by Sari Botton

The follow-up to the award-winning anthology Goodbye to All That, Never Can Say Goodbye is an exuberant celebration of New York, featuring contributions from luminaries such as Elizabeth Gilbert, Susan Orlean, Rosanne Cash, Nick Flynn, Whoopi Goldberg, Phillip Lopate, Owen King, Amy Sohn, Alexander Chee, and many others.


In the Fiddle Is a Song: A Life-the-Flap Book of Hidden Potential

by Durga Yael Bernhard FIDDLE cover

An acorn is not just an acorn.  Somewhere deep inside is a tree waiting to grow tall.  And that golden wheat swaying in the breeze?  It’s bread, just waiting to be baked.  There’s hidden potential all around us.  There’s even hidden potential inside you!  This special book will open your eyes to the remarkable possibilities within the ordinary things we see every day.

CLEARCUT, a novel (Random House/Anchor Books 2005)


by Nina Shengold

Set in the gloriously rugged Pacific Northwest of the 1970s, Nina Shengold’s debut novel is a page-turning psychological drama that follows three people in search of new lives into uncharted terrain of the body and heart.When rough-hewn loner Earley Ritter picks up a hitchhiker one rainy night, he can’t imagine how much it will change his life. A “shake-rat” who salvages scrap wood left behind when loggers clearcut, Earley thinks he has nothing in common with Reed Alton, a gifted Berkeley dropout. But when Earley meets Zan, the mysterious woman Reed has been following, erotic sparks fly in all directions. Amid mounting passions and tensions, the unlikely trio forges a fragile alliance that– like their idyllic patch of forest– will be shattered by violence. Clearcut is both a wildly comic, colorful recreation of a lost time and place, and a moving exploration of the boundaries that divide us… and what it takes to cross them.  A Book Sense Notable Selection.

River of Words: Portraits of Hudson Valley Writers  (SUNY Press 2010) river-of-words
text by Nina Shengold, photographs by Jennifer May, foreword by Dennis Stock
Portraits in words and images of 76 Hudson Valley writers.

Voice Lesson  

A Collection of Poems by Sharon Israel Voice

Sharon Israel’s poems are full of song and detail, movement and color; the pleasures she brings to the page are many and varied. We are as likely to find Israel’s speaker sighting owls in the Catskills, or helping in her dad’s butcher shop, as in the world of music implied by the title. In Voice Lesson, Israel’s urge is alchemical, so that when she’s behind the counter, “scoop[ing] shiny brains into plastic bags” she is also arranging them “carefully like pale jewels.” She’s after a kind of transformation, and urges us, “Always make room/for that singing thing/inside you.”
Daisy Fried, author of Women’s Poetry: Poems and Advice










Rope & Bone: A Novel in Stories

by Ginnah HowardRope and Bone cover[5]

“Howard weaves together a collection of short stories to create this powerful novel about two very different women and the children upon whom their accidental sins are visited…. Spanning from 1946 to 1993, the book lays bare Del’s and Carla’s lives with quiet compassion, wit, and an unhurried anticipation. Stunning in its simplicity, Howard’s lean prose belies the detail and richness of the characters she conveys.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)










Night Navigation

by Ginnah HowardNN

“The strength of this story pulls Howard’s readers along, unable to turn away from a fierce mother and son who are determined to negotiate the future.” —New York Times Book Review

“Harrowing . . . Howard’s strength, besides lapidary language, is the ability to build scenes around quotidian activities . . . Stark scenarios will be cathartic for readers who have dealt with them first hand, and profoundly cautionary for those who haven’t.”—Kirkus (Starred Review)










Glass Needles & Goose Quills 

A Collection of Poems by Lissa Kiernan glass-needles-kiernan - Copy



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