NCW Anthology Series
RISE: An Anthology of Change
Rise is collection of prose and poetry exploring the concepts of change, renewal, and rebirth. When things change, we experience a variety of emotions—from anger and fear to courage and hope. There is struggle and strife but also the opportunity to rise from the ashes and create, grow, and love.
In these pages, you’ll find stories and expressions of joy and sorrow about love, friendship, family, marriage and divorce, loss and grief, the aftermath of natural disaster, and the consequences of our actions, whether momentous or seemingly inconsequential. Change comes to us in many different forms, but we can be inspired by each other to grow in strength, hope, and resilience as together we each face the challenges of change.
"Spanning numerous genres and capturing a diverse range of experiences, RISE offers something for everyone. The collection is elevated by the exceptional quality of the writing and the authors' authenticity and creative approach to the inspirational theme." - IndieReader Reviews
Jocelyn Ajami • Jonathan Arena • John Blair • Jim Burrell
John Christenson • Frank Coons • Margery Dorfmeister
Mitzi Dorton • Jaclyn Fowler • Megan E. Freeman • Kate Hansen
Millicent Porter Henry • Becky Jensen • Sally Jo • Melanie Kallai
Michael Kanner • Luann Koester • Ellen Kramer • Jim Kroepfl
Suzanne Lee • Katie Lewis • Margaret Maginness
Sandra McGarry • Marilyn K. Moody • Kristin Owens
Kari Redmond • Sarah Reichert • Jennifer Robinson
Belle Schmidt • David Sharp • Billie Holladay Skelley
Cindra Spencer • Sherry Skye Stuart • R.C. Sydney
Greta Tucker • Katherine Valdez • Shelley Widhalm
NCW Anthology Committee
Holly Collingwood, Laura Mahal, Bonnie McKnight, Dean K. Miller,
Sarah Kohls Roberts, Ronda Simmons, Lorrie Wolfe & Amy Rivers
with help from Matthew Starr, Sonja Cassella & Tara Szkutnik.