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Miles With Moxie VI: Taking to the Highway with Song
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Road Trip Soundtrack
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A treat awaits.
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Sandra Martin
Jan 24, 2022
And what a treat Karen's words are! I'll be sending them along to the family and using them for a new mailing. This book, our first, meant a great deal to me as it was the bridge between my old career—30 years as a newspaper editor—and my new one as a book publisher. Audrey Scharmen had written for Bay Weekly and our thousands of readers since our earliest days, back in 1993, as New Bay Times. Her essays were so comforting, giving a deliberate projection of order to a sometimes unruly world, a little like watching All Creatures Great and Small back on PBS in a new version. Essay by essay she won my, and my readers' hearts. Then she pulled an unprecedented trifecta: first prize (for "local column" in our size range, up to 20k distribution) three years running, each year judged by different press associations around the country. In 2020, when New Bay Books was gestating, Audrey was, alas, no longer with us. But her daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Michael Lynch, wanted to preserve Audrey's work in a book. Over the years, I had gathered the diaspora of her columns spanning a dozen years. Meanwhile, I had discovered that the multi-talented artist Suzanne Shelden—of Calvert County, Maryland, where Audrey and her aviator husband Merrill lived the last chapter of their lives—made books as well as paintings. The forces combined to produce Arpeggio of Redwings, named by Peggy Scharmen Lynch from a line in one of Audrey's most moving essays inside cover art Peggy had also created. Thank you, Karen, for sharing with many Marylanders the thrill of Audrey's work.
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It Could Happen to You: Dotty Doherty's "My Violin"
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Sandra Martin
Oct 26, 2021
Oh boy! What fun!
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Marking Time: The Calendar Year
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Sandra Martin
Apr 03, 2021
Surprise! I expected naked dogs
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Marking Time: The Calendar Year
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Sandra Martin
Apr 02, 2021
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Marking Time: The Calendar Year
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