Write by the Rails' first anthology, New Departures, is here!
by Cindy Brookshire
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Write by the Rails, the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, has produced New Departures, an anthology of fiction, poetry and memoir by members of the networking group.
The anthology includes "Chapter 24" from A Kind Of Rescue by Robert Bausch, author and English professor at Northern Virginia Community College's Woodbridge Campus; "Exit" by romance novelist Carole Bellacera; "Traveling the Irish Rails with Norman" by "Days of Steam" blogger Chip Deyerle; "Trains and Sex" a humorous short story by freelance writer and Manassas resident Cindy Brookshire; "My God Rides the Metro" by Bristow author Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt; and "Train Song" by "Biscuit City" blogger Dan Verner.
Other local authors included in the volume are Tracey E. Brooks, Leigh Giza, Alexandra Hailey, Kelly Harman, Carole Keily, Paul Keily, June Kilpatrick, Peggy Kimmey, Nancy Kyme, Teddy McCormick, Alan Meyrowitz, Jan Rayl, Maggie Rogers, Stuart Schadt, Yvette Soliz and Nancy West. The books are $7.00 each and are available at https://www.createspace.com/4056813. The book will be available on Amazon.com by Thanksgiving.
Write by the Rails will donate part of the proceeds of the book to local nonprofits.
New Departures highlights fiction, poetry and memoir by members of Write by the Rails, a group of authors affiliated with Prince William County, Manassas Park, and Manassas, Virginia. The name of the group refers to the strong presence of railroads in the area, while the title of the anthology reflected writing designed to make readers consider ideas from various perspectives. This is the first anthology published by the group, which was founded in 2011.