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Just released! Stone Man and the Trail of Tears

Available everywhere, including your local bookstore.

Inspired by my great-great grandfather, Bill Pennington, who was born in 1830. During the 1838 Trail of Tears, he and his family fled from their Cherokee village and settled in a rural area a few miles north of Charlestown, Indiana.

After U.S. soldiers attack twelve-year-old Tsatsi’s Cherokee village, his family flees to the Smokey Mountains. Facing storms, flood, and hunger, they’re forced to go where Stone Man, a monstrous giant, is rumored to live. Their journey is a dangerous one. Will Tsatsi find the strength to become a Cherokee warrior? And will they ever find their family again?

Juvenile Fiction: Boys & Men -Legends, Myths, Fables-Native American – Historical-United States-General
Print ISBN 9781939844620
EBook ISBN 9781939844637
Link: http://www.dancinglemurpressllc.com/new-adultyoung-adultmiddle-grade

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Stone-Man-Trail-Charles-Suddeth/dp/1939844622/

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The Clear Creek Writers will accept entries between September 1, 2014 and January 4, 2015. Winners will be announced before the end of January. Two Categories:

PROSE   – fiction – maximum 1500 words

POETRY- any form – any length – any topic

Only one entry per category will be accepted. Entry fee per category, $10 for non-members; $5 for members. Prizes for each category – First $100, Second $50, Third $25.

Complete Rules: http://clearcreekwriters.org/new-contest-for-2014/


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2014 Pulitzer

For brevity’s sake, I list only the 2014 Pulitzer Fiction & Poetry Prizes.

Awarded to “The Goldfinch,” by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)
“The Son,” by Philipp Meyer (Ecco)

“The Woman Who Lost Her Soul,” by Bob Shacochis (Atlantic Monthly Press)

Awarded to “3 Sections,” by Vijay Seshadri (Graywolf Press)
“The Sleep of Reason,” by Morri Creech (The Waywiser Press)
“The Big Smoke,” by Adrian Matejka (Penguin)

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Courtesy of Publisher’s Weekly:

On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand Year History by Nicholas A. Basbanes. (Alfred A. Knopf).
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink. (Crown Publishers).
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin. (Simon & Schuster).

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. (Alfred A. Knopf).
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat. (Alfred A. Knopf).
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. ( Little, Brown).


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National Book Foundation:


Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers

Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland

(WINNER) James McBride, The Good Lord Bird

Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge

George Saunders, Tenth of December


Jill Lepore, Book of ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Wendy Lower, Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields

(WINNER)George Packer, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

Alan Taylor, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1771-1832

Lawrence Wright, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief


Frank Bidart, Metaphysical Dog

Lucie Brock-Broido, Stay Illusion

Adrian Matejka, The Big Poke

Matt Rasmussen, Black Aperture

(WINNER) Mary Szybist, Incarnadine:Poems

Young people’s literature:

Kathi Appelt, The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

(WINNER)Cynthia Kadohata, The Thing About Luck

Tom McNeal, Far Far Away

Meg Rosoff, Picture Me Gone

Gene Luen Yang, Boxers & Saints

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The fantasy anthology “Sparks” from Earthbound Fiction is now available in a kindle edition. It includes my short story, “Momma and Papa.”

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