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Let's Celebrate the Good Stuff!

Updated: Jan 5, 2022

Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow Alumni and Friends’ 2021 Accomplishments and Awards

The mission of the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) is to nurture writers of all backgrounds, genres, and levels of experience in a supportive environment that builds community, stimulates new thinking, energizes creative expression, and optimizes productivity. It is with great pride that we celebrate the diverse literary work our writers produced in 2021 and their many awards. Please join us in congratulating the following WCDH alumni and friends on their newly published work and recently received accolades.

Books published in 2021 include the following:

January - Out of the Delta II, a memoir by Eureka Springs artist and author Zeek Taylor

January - Trump Sonnets Volume 5, Trump Sonnets Volume 6, and Trump Sonnets Volume 7 by Ken Waldman, published by Ridgeway Press

February – Shellback, a poetry memoir by Jeanne-Marie Ostermann. Kirkus Reviews named it one of the top 100 Indie Books of 2021.

February – “Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Pink Floyd” by K. A. Laity et al

March - Frances of the Wider Fields, poetry by Laura Van Prooyen

March - Leftovers and Gravy, a poetry collection by Ken Waldman, published by of India

April - Going to Trinidad: A Doctor, a Colorado Town, and Stories from an Unlikely Gender Crossroads, nonfiction by Martin J. Smith

May – Rabbit in the Moon, a cultural memoir by Heather Diamond

May – Dice on a Deadly Sea, a cozy mystery by Eureka Springs author Jane Elzey

May - Soda Fountain Blues, historical coming-of-age fiction by Lonnie Whitaker

June – What’s Done in Darkness, a thriller by Laura McHugh

June – Sonya Vann DeLoach’s poem/microessay "Garden of Delight" was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: I'm Speaking Now: Black Women Share Their Truth in 101 Stories of Love, Courage and Hope.

June – The Guardians of Eureka Springs, young adult adventure by WCDH Board Member Woody Barlow

July – Goldenrod: Poems by Maggie Smith

August - The Broken Places, poetry by Sandy Coomer, published by Saddle Road Press

September – Here We Go Loop de Loop, humorous fiction by William Jack Sibley

September - Trump Sonnets Volume 8 by Ken Waldman was published by Ridgeway Press

October – Cherie Claire published the seventh book in her mystery series, “Ghost Fever.” The first book in the series, “A Ghost of a Chance,” was developed over two visits at Dairy Hollow.

October – Eureka Springs author Ruth Mitchell released an audio version of Beyond: A Tale of Discovery on the Other Side of Life. Vocals were done by San Francisco opera singer Hannah Fuerst.

November - The Paper Demon & Other Stories, fiction by Rosaleen Bertolino

November - Isosceles: A Collection of Short Stories, fiction by Sherri C. Perry

November – Polyvagal Theory and the Developing Child, nonfiction by George Thompson

Accolades include the following: