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The nights the horses ran free

"Every man his own historian" was the title of a famous address given by Carl Becker, president of the American Historical Association, on a day now all but lost to memory. A few years ago, I made the preposterous leap of faith that, if every man could be his own historian, every man (or every woman) could be his own editor and publisher. The result is the now-almost-ready-for-print anthology titledNights of Horseplay. Set in my hometown of Aiken, South Carolina, it's a collection of stories and poems revolving around a common theme: horse statues that come to life.

Local connections

I was honored by the Union County (N.C.) Writers Club with a second-place award for fiction in their annual competition. This award brought the opportunity to give a dramatic reading of my short story "Winter Runway" last evening.

This club is one of many local groups that help to keep an interest in writing alive at the local level.  They are co-hosting the 5th Carolina Writers Conference on April 20, 2013. Those who are nearby might want to give this conference a visit. You can find information at www.
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