Q&A with Blair Richmond, author of The Lithia Trilogy

A Q&A with Blair Richmond, author of The Ghost Runner and Out of Breath  Q: What gave you the idea for The Lithia Trilogy? Did it begin as a trilogy or as just one book? A: I remember watching the Twilight movie and silently simmering as Ed Cullen explained how he and his family were …

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The Emergence of Eco-Fiction

The eco-literature (eco-lit) label has been largely associated with nonfiction environmental works, such as Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez or Silent Spring by Rachel Carlson. But what about fiction that addresses environmental and animal rights themes? We began using the eco-fiction label a year ago. And we’ve collected our relevant titles here. (Amazon does not …

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On writing and empathy

Having just returned from the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, I’m newly inspired not only in terms of my own writing but by the magnificence of the natural world and the ways in which we can appreciate and nurture it. Spending the week on the water, with deer roaming past our cabins every day, I found …

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Raising awareness of a plant-based life, one book at a time

  Every year, the Farm Animal Rights Movement sponsors a Meatout day to, well, urge people to give up meat. At least for a day. Or, better yet, one day a week, a very popular trend known as “Meatout Mondays.” There is ample evidence that cutting back on meat will improve your health. As readers of …

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Every meal makes a difference

Here at Ashland Creek Press, we’re delighted to participate in today’s virtual Meatout event, along with so many others who are passionate about their health, the environment, and the well-being of animals. For those unfamiliar with Meatout: It has become the world’s largest annual grassroots diet education campaign, encouraging people to explore a wholesome, nonviolent diet of fruits, …

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