I’ve already mention the new anthology coming out this spring from Nimbus.
To my understanding, the front cover of the book has not yet been finalized, and will be different from what appears in the catalogue at the moment. If and when I get a file of the finished cover, I will be sure to post it so that everyone can have a peek.
This anthology has been a long time in the making, with a few major setbacks, but I’m pretty sure it will be well worth the wait. .
When the call went out a few years back, I wasn’t really sure if I should attempt it. I honestly didn’t think I could put together a non-fiction piece since I’ve always considered non-fiction tougher to write than fiction. But, I decided to give it a try anyway. I figured I didn’t have anything to loose. Now I’m glad I did!
So, the official title is:
Country Roads: Memoirs from Rural Canada
I’ve added a link to the Nimbus Spring Catalogue. (I noticed that Bitter, Sweet also made it into the 2010 Spring catalogue. Yay!!)
As the publication date closes in, a few more editorial changes are being made to help fine tune the anthology by clarifying a few terms in some of the pieces. (Editors do like to edit!)
How many of you know what a “chopping” is? How about a” grab bag”? Do you know if Christmas trees growing in the wild are” trimmed “or” sheared”?
It’s easy to see that because a word or term is common in a certain area, doesn’t mean it is easily understood by the general public. I wonder if this is more common in rural areas, although I’m sure we could all give plenty of examples. Feel free to throw some out there if you’d like to.
Whatever the case, it makes the English language that much more interesting. Don’t you think?
So today, I’m thinking about grag bags and choppings, and reminiscing about days gone by…