In this collection of 62 poems, author April Phillips Boone celebrates the beauty of an area featured in a 2012 special edition of National Geographic as one of the world’s top 50 last great places: Lake Jocassee and its wilderness of steep river gorges on the North and South Carolina border, once home to the Lower Cherokee clans.
April Phillips Boone holds a BA in English from Mars Hill University, an MA in English (Renaissance Literature) from Western Carolina University, and a PhD in British Literature from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She taught writing and literature to college students for 17 years, most recently as assistant professor of English at North Greenville University in South Carolina. She lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her husband, Kevin, who is Pastor of Bull Creek Baptist Church in Marshall, N.C. In addition to writing, researching, studying nature, and kayaking, April enjoys painting, playing guitar, and singing.