Local Author Profile: Walt Maguire

Jamie Elfrank

What if apes were living side-by-side the human species, wearing Urban Outfitters, taking public transportation and even talking? What would they talk about? That’s the question author Walt Maguire seeks to answer in his new novel Monkey See (ENC Press, Summer 2009).

Local Author Profile: Marc Schuster

Jamie Elfrank

Local author Marc Schuster sat down with us to discuss his upcoming novel The Singular Exploits of Wonder Mom and Party Girl (PS Books May 2009). The tale centers on Audrey, a woman who struggles with issues of addiction and romance. The novel offers a darkly comic look at consumerism and the ideal of perfection.

Water Song

Allen Hoey

  The woods aren’t very deep, but you can get past where the sound of traffic reaches, and all you hear is the melody water makes dropping around rocks, a complex composition, constantly changing, modulating, carrying your mind like a leaf along the surface unless you make the choice to stay where you stand, by […]


Allen Hoey

                         and the firmament sheweth his handywork.                                                —Psalms 19:1   Sometimes, late night, the middle of January maybe, I get home, everything’s quiet, the cows aren’t in the pasture out back, all the lights turned off as far as I can see, the packed snow crunches underfoot as I step away from the car and slam […]

Putting Up Peaches

Dee Dee Risher

Dee Dee Risher is a writer and editor living in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. For several years she was an editor of The Other Side, an independent progressive Christian magazine. She is originally from South Carolina.