Because We Wanted To!
Finalist: Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award (Women’s Studies)
Finalist: Colorado Authors’ League Award (Creative Nonfiction)
Get a glimpse of the unconventional lives of Clara Reida and Margaret Locarnini, and the rich stew of adventure, courage, and friendship that surrounds them. Writer Carolyn Servid says, “One cannot help but feel the vibrant resonance that emanates from these two visionaries and the singular place called Singing Acres Ranch.”
New Release: Cookin’ Wild – Margaret’s Way
Cookin’ Wild takes you on an enjoyable tour of the late Margaret Locarnini’s kitchen at Singing Acres Ranch, high in the Colorado Rockies. And it does more than that. You’ll not only be engaged in her recipes and perspectives on preparing wild game, you’ll also find yourself happily getting to know the feisty, creative personality of Margaret herself. Reading her book about cooking is much like sitting down for a visit over a steaming cup of coffee with the author. A woman of many talents, Margaret hunted, built, taught, painted, created, and more. Producing interesting, delicious meals was one of her favorite things to do. Many people attest to Margaret’s culinary skills, and ranch partner Clara Reida is one. Clara says, “My weight is a testimony to Margaret’s good cooking.”
Still Point of the Turning World: The Life of Gia-fu Feng
Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in Biography (2010)
Finalist: Indie 2010 New Generation Award
Finalist: Colorado Authors’ League Top Hand Award
Teacher, translator and Tai Ji master, Gia Fu-Feng is remembered for his colorful life in which he learned and taught alongside some of the twentieth century’s greatest writers and thinkers, including Jack Kerouac and Alan Watts. Through his life and work, he sought to bring the ancient wisdom of the Tao into the modern world. His translation of the Tao Te Ching has sold over 1,250,000 copes and is widely considered to be one of the most readable and influential translations of our time. Carol Ann Wilson, sister to Gia-fu’s heir, used Gia-fu’s biographical notes and numerous outside sources to write the extraordinary story of a rogue Taoist sage.
The Florida panhandle, the rural South. 1942. On a day that seemed like any other, a nineteen-year-old girl goes for an ordinary walk only to find herself on an extraordinary hitchhiking trek across the country—a trek that creates a geographic and emotional blueprint for her life.
After almost forty years as an educator—teacher, high school principal, assistant superintendent, university instructor/visiting professor, school-university partnership director, and consultant—Carol Ann Wilson has turned her attention to writing. Her favored genre is creative nonfiction.