Daniel Boone Footsteps

PEPP - w2018 writers to appear in Bearing Up

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Congratulations to these essayists

We are gratified at the response to our Call for Essays for the Personal Essay Publishing Project, winter 2018. We are grateful to all who submitted personal essays for consideration to be included in the anthology. From the several dozen essays submitted, we chose those to include based on the quality of the writing and the resonance of the story shared with the theme of the Call for Essays: making do, bearing up, and overcoming adversity.

For those who submitted essays which were not chosen for this anthology, we sincerely thank you for participating and recognize the time and effort you spent in crafting your submission. We invite you to consider submitting another essay for our next Call for Essays to be announced in summer 2018. Please check back in July. This call with resonate with themes of exploration, discovery, and adventure for the 250th anniversary of Daniel Boone’s first excursion through the Cumberland Gap into Kentucky in spring 1769.

Here are the names and hometowns for those essayists whose work will appear in Bearing Up to be released in April 2018.

Congratulations to these writers:

Lisa Miracle Ballard, Huntersville, NC

Jim Billman, Owensboro, KY

Cynthia Briggs, Winston-Salem, NC

Betsy Burch, Richmond, KY

Elizabeth Chalfant, Winchester, KY

Barbara Chandler, Fourmile, KY

Carole Coates, Boone, NC

Suzanne Cottrell, Oxford, NC

Cherie Cox, Charlotte, NC

Beth Bixby Davis, Fletcher, NC

Margarette Dunn, Fayetteville, NC

Vicki Easterly, Frankfort, KY

Grace Ellis, Clemmons, NC

J’Lissabeth Faughn, Lexington, KY

Arnetta Freeman, Winston-Salem, NC

Linda Freudenberger, Lexington, KY

Carol Gearhart, Pfafftown, NC

Mary Gregory, Charlotte, NC

Judie Holcomb-Pack, Winston-Salem, NC

Robin Hurdle, Lexington, NC

Randell Jones, Winston-Salem, NC

Kiesa Kay, Burnsville, NC

Maureen M., Charlotte, NC

Valerie Macon, Fuquay-Varina, NC

William H. McCann, Jr., Corinth, KY

Diane Pascoe, Leland, NC

Valerie Paterson, Greensboro, NC

Howard Pearre, Winston-Salem, NC

Cheryl Powell, Winston-Salem, NC

Susan Proctor, Charlotte, NC

Deborah Rankin, Georgetown, KY

Russell Rechenbach, Richmond, KY

Catherine Rhoden-Goguen, Barbourville, KY

Sallie Showalter, Georgetown, KY

Antoinette Sirois, Concord, NC

Bruce Spang, Candler, NC

Eliza Strickland, Durham, NC

Landis Wade, Charlotte, NC

Deborah Wilson, Winston-Salem, NC

Susan Wilson, Clemmons, NC