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58 > Image 58 of Kentucky Alumni, vol. 81, no. 3, Fall 2010

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james C. Claypool 65 68 AS is the co-editor of The Encyclope- jam1a McMahan 86 CIS has written her second novel, The dia of Northern Kentucky a comprehensive reference volume specif- Ocean Insit{e, about the bonds between a husband and wife, par- ically tailored to highlight Northern Kentuckys economic, industrial ents and children and the strength of the family. The 310-page V and social culture. The encyclopedia celebrates story tells about Emmett and Lauren and their largely idyllic the p)eople, places and events of the border re- lifestyle that gets a wakeup call when a ;_ THE EN l gions rich heritage. The area is a gateway m crisis is at hand. While focusing their at- many respects because of its position along the tention on their nine-year-old daughter, J A N NA M j Ohio River, as well as near the Mason-Dixon their older daughter drifts further away C A H A N j line. Consisting of 11 counties, Northern from them toward a reckless path that ;' lj Kentucky exhibits a unique mix of northern could eventually tear the family apart. :2 j industry, southern tradition and German in- The novel explores what it means to , * fluence resulting from the influx of immi- hope, love and Hght for what matters 4) _ grants who settled there in the 1800s. The most, even in the face of overwhelm- __ T H i MQW, region also serves as one point ofthe ing odds. " "' M 5** _ itil ***""`AT`l``llll Golden Triangle along with the cities of McMahan currently lives in T Lexington and Louisville, and it is home to a num- South Carolina with her husband ber of companies and organizations essential to the states economy and daughter. Her Hrst novel, the O and commerce, including the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky Inter- (Calling H0nie, received praise Cean inside national Airport, Ashland Oil and Fidelity Investments. for both style and substance. IIer The book dehnes a region of more than as 0,000 citizens and in- short Hction has received cludes over 2,100 entries written by more than 300 authors who awards, including the Imagina- chronicle the historical, geographical, social, cultural, religious, polit- tive Writing Award from the Kentucky Women ical and economic history ofthe area. The volume also contains 170 Writers Conference, the South Carolina Fiction Project and the images and 13 maps. Piccolo Spoleto Fiction Open. The University Press of Kentucky Kensington Publishing Corp. wwwkentuckypress.com wwwkensingtonbooks.com jamie Bewley Byrd 04 EN and her sis- john Killinger 54 57 AS, author of more T.], Sullivan 89 CIS is the author of ter, Kelly Drew Bewley 09 CIS, are the than 60 books, has written The L% Death, (B00n, a witty, suspense-Hlled story about co-owners of The Cheer Leader Magazine, ant{Resiirreeti0n qHarry P0tterwhich a newspaper reporters forlorn attempt to a magazine created by experienced cheer- points out the consistent way in which author buy her Hrst home in the suburbs of Los leaders to share their knowledge with other j. K. Rowling follows the story of Christ in Angeles, Calif, and the downward spiral cheerleaders. the Gospels with Harry as a Christ-Hgure. that forces her to reconsider the American dream. The Chew Lmdwjwdgdzmg Leslie Ann Lyons 91 CIS has written "VWthChCCrlCadCrmagaZiHCfom Triie Blue: The Die/cy Ly0ns F00thallLegaey One Red Bcctlc Press u _ _ at the University qfkentiie/ey, about her fa- WWWOHCICdbCCtlCPrCSSCOm Arlcy Rudy Dunmgan JI" 69 DE is thers and brothers football careers at UK. _ _ the author of (B00ne Springs, a novel set in jack justin Turner 69 AS has written Eastern Kentucky about a sheriff and a Set Shot Press imd published fW0 novels about his H1fiV businessman who join forces in a deal with wwwsetshotpress.com KHful<`y m0uHfHiHS (Thf ShV%]MMVdV the Devil, illegal drug traflicking, the coal Cases, a mystery, and "The Foxes and The industry, murder and two love stories. jim Stone 76 EN has written (lS`pent{]0y- H0unds, HH epic SFOFY Of-l0V imd bff1Y1l Argus Itrl EfPSS Chest? HillHbli;l]?l WWWamaZOHCOm life, including how to budget, live within your WWWC csmut 1 Pu is mgcom means and be mindful about spending. Dog Ear Press wwwspendjoyfullycom The University of Kentucky and the UK Alumni Association are not responsible for the content, views and opinions expressed on Web sites mentioned in Creative juices or found via links off of those Web sites. UK and the UK Alumni Association do not necessarily endorse books or other original material mentioned in Creative juices. >> 56 FaII 2010