Edith Pattou Emery ’75
Emery’s latest book for young adults, Ghosting, is written in free verse and follows seven teens and the events before, during, and after an evening that permanently alters their lives. Pattou has found acclaim as a writer in middle-grade fantasy with such award-winning books as East, which received starred reviews in Booklist and School Library Journal. Published by Skyscape, August 19, 2014.
Winslow Eliot ’77
Sati and the Rider
Eliot’s latest novel, Sati and the Rider, from her Satyana Mystery series stars a psychic sleuth. Her books have been translated into 11 languages and published in 20 countries. Her book What Would You Do If There Was Nothing You Had to Do? won three awards, including winner of the Indie Excellence Book Awards. Published by WriteSpa Press, March 1, 2014.
Karen Holden ’77
Holden’s new volume of poetry, This Music, “creates a space of listening” according to Michael Ventura in the book’s preface. Comprised of 22 poems written in response to music, the pieces cover subjects ranging from Beethoven’s descent into deafness to a sensual reverie inspired by Duke Ellington’s In a Sentimental Mood. An artist as well as a poet, Holden designed the book cover. Publisher: LettersAt3amPress, September 2014.
Holden was recently commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to respond to works of art in their permanent collection. The poems are part of the museum’s mobile tour and can be accessed at www.lacma.org.
Ashley M. Martin ’06
Focus: A Handbook for Leaders
Martin’s first independent book, Focus, is a how-to for leaders to create focus in their business, organization, and even family. “Focus is often overlooked in terms of those skills necessary to success; however, it is extremely important in reaching goals,” says Martin. For more information about Martin’s book, visit her website at www.ashleymmartin.com.
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