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 Cyberwit.net 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: