Book Description

The Greener Forest by Vonnie Winslow Crist

The Indie Book of the Day for 3rd of December, 2012!

Genre: Fantasy, Contemporary

In The Greener Forest anything is possible. Silver maples sing in angel-song. Spriggans skulk about cypress knees and wreak havoc at an amusement park. The Applehead Lady’s true identity is revealed by moonlight filtering through the branches of an ancient tree. A scarecrow finds true love in an ash grove. And a wayward beech tree root sends a woman into the arms of a kindhearted giant.

These stories and more lead the reader into the depths of The Greener Forest, where Faerie and the everyday world collide. There is dark and light, evil and good, and uncertain dusky gray lurking between the pages of this book. Discover that all is not what it seems at first glance and wondrous things still happen in The Greener Forest.

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 188 KB
  • Print Length: 123 pages
  • Publisher: Cold Moon Press (April 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Vonnie Winslow Crist (MS Professional Writing, Towson University), has taught creative writing for Harford Community College & for Maryland State Arts Council’s Artist-in-Education Program. She’s author-illustrator of “The Greener Forest” (YA-friendly fantasy), “Blame it on the Trees” (fantasy), “For the Good of the Settlement” (sf), “Leprechaun Cake & Other Tales” (children’s), “Essential Fables” (poetry), “River of Stars” (poetry); and editor of 2 sf/f anthos (“Lower Than The Angels” & “Through A Glass Darkly”).

“Owl Light,” her next collection of YA-friendly speculative stories (Cold Moon Press), will be available Fall 2012. Her new YA fantasy novel,”The Enchanted Skean – Book I of The Chronicles of Lifthrasir” (Mockingbird Lane Press), will be available in Fall 2012.

Vonnie writes a column for “Harford’s Heart Magazine,” illustrates for “The Vegetarian Journal,” edits “The Gunpowder Review,” and contributes to “Faerie Magazine.” She’s a Writer & Illustrator member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, a Letters & Art member of the National League of American Pen Women, an avid JRR Tolkien fan, and a firm believer in the magical world that surrounds us! She’s also quite fond of Harry Potter & Hogwarts, The Hunger Games, Star Wars, Star Trek, and everything Fairy! Visit her at or check out her blog, Whimsical Words, at http//

Among the publications where her stories have appeared: Faerie Magazine, Dragon’s Lure, Tales of the Talisman, Dia de los Muertos, Ocean Stories, Shelter of Daylight, Potter’s Field 4, Cemetery Moon, Sideshow 2, While the Morning Stars Sing, & Ensorcelled Magazine (UK).

Among the publications where her poems have appeared: Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, In the Garden of the Crow, Illumen, Scifaikuest, Life in Me like Grass on Fire, Paper Crow, Loch Raven Review, Manorborn, Champagne Shivers, Ancient Paths, The Chesapeake Reader, Seasongs, and EMG-Zine.

Among the publications where her essays and articles have appeared: Faerie Magazine, Little Patuxent Review, and Manorborn.

Her paintings have recently appeared as cover art for Aoife’s Kiss, Scifaikuest, Bards & Sages Quarterly, and are due to appear as cover art for Illumen. View her art gallery at

You can also view her illustrations in the following books: Woe Is Me & My Birthday Tree by Diane Kelly; both the Lean & Luscious and Meatless Gourmet cookbook series by Bobbie Hinman; Oat Cuisine by Bobbie Hinman; Simple, Lowfat & Vegetarian; Beautiful Land Across the Waters and A Fine Thin Thread by Virginia Aten Pritchett; Signals; Margaret-Remembering A Life That Was Poetry; The Day Sara’s Sneakers Sneaked Away and Keeping Memories Alive by MiMi Zannino, and others.

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