One of Kentucky's writing treasures, Silas House, has a new Larkspur Press edition of his short story Recruiters. This story has appeared in Anthology of Appalachian Writing, Vol. 2 and is now in this lovely edition from Kentucky's Artisan Printer. It is illustrated by Arwen Donahue and includes Brennen's Ballad by Sue Massek, the inspiration for Silas's story.
Silas House is the nationally bestselling author of six book including Clay's Quilt, Eli the Good, and Something's Rising (with Jason Howard). House serves as the NEH Chair in Appalachian Studies at Berea College. A native of Eastern Kentucky, he is the father of two daughters and lives in Berea, Kentucky.
Arwen Donahue earned her BFA at the California College of the Arts in Oakland, California. She co-authored the book This is Home Now: Kentucky's Holocaust Survivors (with Rebecca Gayle Howell). This is the third book she has illustrated for Larkspur Press. She lives and works on her family farm in Nicholas County, Kentucky.
Sue Massek is a musician committed to using the music she writed and sings as a tool for social justice. As a member of the Reel World String Band since 1977, she has toured throughout the USA, Canada, and Italy. Her solo work has taken her to Guatemala and Nicaragua. She currently works for the Kentucky Foundation for Women and lives with her partner on a small farm in Willisburg, Kentucky.