For Sale by Judy Hogan
These works are for sale:
years of research into early 19th century China and the missionary
movement there, Judy Hogan announces the publication on April 12, of:
GRACE: A China Diary, 1910-6 edited and annotated by Judy Hogan
Grace and Harvey Roys. Wipf and Stock, Eugene, Oregon. ISBN:
978-1-5326-0939-8. Paperback: $26. It will eventually be sold via
www.wipfanadstock.com and Amazon. There will be an e-book in 6 months,
and a hardback at some point.
Woodbridge Roys suffered from bi-polar disease before it was well
understood. Her daughter feared that her children would also suffer
mental illness. This annotation of Grace’s diary opens the early 1900s
missionary world in China and the personality of Grace to the reader.
In December 1910 Grace married Harvey Curtis Roys, who was teaching
physics at Kiang Nan government school in Nanking, under the
sponsorship of the YMCA. Grace had had a mental breakdown weeks earlier
when her missionary father forbade the marriage. The diary records
their early married life, the births of their first two children, their
social life with other missionaries in China, many of whom made major
contributions to Nanking life and education: medical doctors and
nurses; theology professors; agricultural innovators; founders of
universities, hospitals, nursing schools, and schools for young Chinese
women and men. Included is their experience evacuating during the Sun
Yat-sen Revolution of 1911. Well-known missionaries of that time came
to tea and taught at the Hillcrest School the mothers began for foreign
children. The Nanyang Exposition took place in 1910, too, as China was
in the throes of entering the modern era, with trains, electricity,
telegraph, and a new interest in democracy.
–BACK COVER QUOTES
thoroughly annotated five-year diary, including contemporary accounts
of the retreat colony Kuling and schools in Nanking, provides rich and
illuminating primary documentation toward understanding the daily
personal, family, social and professional lives of American educators
and missionaries in early 20th century China, the native culture in
which they devoted themselves, and their influence on subsequent
generations. A graceful window on the lives of Westerners and Chinese
alike.” J. Samuel Hammond, Duke University.
a rich portrait of missionary life in early 20th century China, is told
through diary entries, photos, narratives, and an epilogue by Judy
Hogan, editor and annotator of her grandmother’s diary. Most poignant
for me, as a former missionary child, is Hogan’s appreciation of
Grace’s difficult transition from the China where she spent her first
32 years to the United States where her mental illness took
flight.”–Nancy Henderson-James, author of Home Abroad: An American Girl
Orders to: Judy Hogan, PO Box 253, Moncure, NC 27559. $30, includes tax and postage.
JUDY HOGAN'S NEW MYSTERY: Political Peaches: The Fifth Penny Weaver Mystery.
Greed undercuts the friendly, diverse community of Shagbark County,
North Carolina. Guarding their way of life, leaders emerge and discover
that playing in local politics is like kissing a buzzing wasp nest with
sunburnt lips on a summer afternoon. There is wisdom and warmth in the
heroes and heroines of this tale. Novelist and poet Judy Hogan’s new
mystery, Political Peaches, is a tasty “cobbler” and treat you will
–Karl Kachergis, former Chair Chatham Democratic Party, 2007-11.
JUDY HOGAN’S NEW POETRY BOOK THIS RIVER, from Wild Embers Press of Oregon under their Watersongs Imprint.
$14, plus $1 tax, plus $3
postage if mailed. For 2 books, $30, if mailed, $33. Postage free
after 2 books ordered. PO Box 253, Moncure, NC 27559-0253.
Early reviewer comments:
"This River holds our hands up to the magic in the dark moon with
figurative language that pulls shards of tenderness from a world that
is bloody with sting of sunlit longing and a psychic quest for
redemption. These poems resurrect an ancient enchanted necklace worn by
a herstorical aching that Judy Hogan bears into utterance.
“This collection is a meditation on time, memory, and the fleeting
nature of life. Decoding the threads of aching and the heart of
the language of two separate rivers is at the core of This River. These
poems are a beautiful terrain forming the powerful backdrop for the
magnificence of fragility.
“Part primordial, part philosophical, powerful story inhabiting fluid
boundaries between hearts, breaking the pedestrian parameters of space,
time, and sensory experiences…. This River is a lesson for weaving the
baskets that are needed for carrying water to the Light."
Jaki Shelton Green, poet, Feeding the Light, North Carolina 2014 Literary Hall of Fame.
This River the speaker’s observations of nature are liquid with
impassioned drive. The phrases in this poem are smooth flowing, and
this fluency in language seems a reflection of the river where she
studies and meditates. Each eddy, and bird, and leaf is clearly
drawn and vital to the sense of place and self. Identities of the
self and qualities of desire are pulled into her observations and
transformations and move us as the river moves.
Foster Foreman, Poet (Soundings) and Co-Editor of Hyperion Poetry Journal and Thorp Springs Press.
This River, Judy Hogan takes paths forged by Proust and Virginia Woolf
down and in to the deepest most nuanced passages of the soul. Using a
great Piedmont river as matter, metaphor, and muse she shows one
woman’s transcendent journey beyond vulnerability to a place of abiding
grace. This River is not only beautiful poetry, but a compelling story
as well. Joanie McLean, Poet (Place and Up From Dust)
From the preface by Judy Hogan:
“When I left Kostroma after my first Sister Cities of Durham visit in
1990, my host, Mikhail, and I had the mayor’s blessing to start
exchange visits between our writers, and I had also fallen in love with
this man who opened Russian culture to me and seemed my equal and my
soul-mate in all the ways that mattered. I could tell that he
loved me, too, but would never leave his wife and his sons. As we
waited for our train back to Moscow, Mikhail said, ‘One day, Judy, we
will each have a wing and we’ll fly somewhere together.’
“Perhaps it was the largest passion of my life, after my desire to
write. It is the time, however, to share this whole story.
May it illumine other souls as it did ours.”
Nuclear Apples?: The Third Penny Weaver Mystery. $15, $16 (includes tax) to pick up, and $19 to be mailed.
Send checks to PO Box 253, Moncure, NC, 27559-0253.
Details, see Mysteries page.
Haw: the Second Penny Weaver Mystery. $15; $16 with tax, to pick up. $19 to have it mailed.
Bennett (Leaving Tuscaloosa): “An icy Christmas night; a crowded
boarding house; a murdered landlord; warm fires; the smells of baked
bread and roast turkey; thirteen suspects (including wife, ex, and the
dog); and details fed like kindling to a smouldering fire, make Judy
Hogan’s latest Penny Weaver mystery a mesmerizing and deeply satisfying
read. Her masterful plot unfolds with perfect timing as her spirited
heroine leads us through the murky light of the human heart to an
ending that warms our own. Once you get started, you won’t put it
The Sands of Gower: The First Penny Weaver Mystery. $15, $16 with tax to pick up; $19 to have it mailed.
characters, lyrical writing, and an appealing Welsh setting distinguish
this charming tale of an introspective poet’s unexpected immersion in
murder and romance. –Carolyn Mulford, author of Show Me the Ashes, the
fourth Show Me mystery.
You are a master storyteller.
Intricately woven relationships between well-drawn characters whom I
cared about greatly add depth to this well-crafted, “keep you guessing”
mystery. --Katherine Wood Wolfe, writer and poet.
Readings and Events in the Triangle area in the fall of 2016 include:
13, Tuesday 6:30-8, Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford, with
a dramatized scene from chapter 3 of the novel. Contact: Susan
September 22, Thursday, 3-6 PM, at the Pittsboro Farmers’ Market, to sell and sign books.
September 24, Saturday, 1-4 PM, May Memorial Library, Burlington, Local Authors showcase, 342 S. Spring St.
October 2, Sunday, 2 PM. West Wake County Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Dr., Cary. Local Author Tea.
October 15, Saturday, 3 P.M. Cumberland County Library, 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. Reading.
Contact: email@example.com http://judyhogan.home.mindspring.com http://postmenopausalzest.blogspot.com www.wildembers.com http://watersongsbooks.blogspot.com
Killer Frost . Julia Spencer-Fleming, a NY Times best-selling author, wrote: A charming puzzler of a traditional mystery, this classic
academic mystery debut is a pageturner populated with layered,
interesting characters. My hat is off to Judy Hogan on a stellar
debut. I look forward to the further adventures of Professor
Penny Weaver at St. Francis College!
$17 to pick up, $20 to have it mailed.
Farm Fresh and Fatal, takes place at a farmer's market.
Mainly Murder Press, Oct. 1, 2013. On sale now: $17
to pick up; $20 to have it mailed.
Mystery Scene Magazine (Winter 2014)
Small Press column: This mystery is fascinating for several
reasons. One, the personal and political infighting that takes place
after a murder are indicative of how society at large functions. Two,
although the reader first looks at the community as a whole,
individuality quickly emerges. And three—but definitely not last—is the
fact that vegetables turn out of be a lot more interesting than we’d
Farm Fresh and Fatal
features an appealing protagonist, an intriguing background, and
well-realized characters. Readers will enjoy these characters and
empathize with their successes and failures. In the tradition of
Margaret Maron. –Carolyn Hart, author of Dead, White, and Blue.
In Farm Fresh and Fatal
Hogan serves up a complex dish that is flavored with community and
family drama. It is spiced with intrigue, finished with mystery
and delivered right off the vine.
–Lyle Estill, President, Piedmont Biofuels and author of Small is Possible
Judy Hogan delivers again in her fearless Farm Fresh and Fatal.
Through a story built on a strong foundation of research she tackles
difficult issues, all the while giving us a first-rate read. And
that authentic voice her readers have come to expect shines on every
Lane Stone, author, Tiara Investigations Mystery series.
- Beaver Soul, a chapbook,
from Finishing Line Press or from Judy. www.finishinglinepress.com or PO Box 1626,
Georgetown, KY 40324. $12 plus shipping. It is also available on Amazon. From Judy $15 to ship.
- " Judy Hogan... is a pioneer-discoverer among American
poets who have visited Russia in its new time....[she] is reflective,
keenly observant, and.... continually weaves the golden thread of her
lyric meditation and her philosophical comprehension of nature, its
creatures, and people, into the fabric of her observations." -- Nonna
Slepakova, poet and translator of the Russian edition from the Kostroma Writers Organization, 1997.
- Light Food, a long poem about love. Based in central N.C. Second half
written on the Gower peninsula in Wales. Latitudes Press, Mansfield,
Texas, 1989. Paper. $10.00.
"Light Food ...[is] packed with what Robert
Frost called 'thought-felt things,' that is, the mind and the
sensibility are working harmoniously together rather than at odds. This
is how poetry gets at the depths of life--through the response of the
whole person." -- Charles Edward Eaton, author of The Scout in Summer, and 13 other volumes of poetry.
- PMZ Poor Woman's Cookbook. Vegetarian recipes and
ideas for living simply, healthily, and economically in the
post-menopausal zest years. Younger women and men may also benefit!
$10.00 (includes tax). Postage and handling $3..
- Sun-Blazoned, a long love poem. Nominated for the
Lamont Prize for a second collection. Sunbury Press Books, Bronx, N.Y.,
1983. Paper. $!0.00. (out of print)
"Judy Hogan is not afraid to be unregenerately personal
in the realm of archetypes from which she speaks and her voice has a
certainty disturbing in these times because it knows the new age and
the ancient age of mysteries, but gives no quarter to the present age
of poetic division or emotional fragmentation." -- Daphne Athas, author
of Entering Ephesus and Cora
How to Order
Send a check or money order for the cost of the book(s) (which includes tax) and $3.00 for handling and postage, to:
PO Box 253
Moncure, N.C. 27559-0253
Contact Judy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: June 30, 2017.