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Life in the Slow Lane:
Collected Pieces from Ten Years of Two-Lane Livin’

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Two-Lane Livin’ Magazine featured more than 35 West Virginia columnists over a decade, and Lisa’s column, “Two-Lane for Life,” appeared in all 123 issues.

During her tenure as editor, publisher, and columnist for Two-Lane Livin’, she tried to learn about homesteading and farming from other columnists and her own research; apply the principles of sustainable, simple living to her own life; and share those experiences with her readers.

Several columnists from the magazine have compiled their work into books, and we hope you will enjoy their collections as well as this assembly of Lisa’s personal favorites from her own ten-years as a columnist.

Foreword by West Virginia author and musician, Mack Samples

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Essays of Empathy

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This portable pocket-size book includes two award-winning essays relating to survival and recovery, both expressing empathy for others.

“Old Scars, New Wounds” was originally published in Entropy Magazine. The essay tells the story of two women who have been affected by murders twenty years apart.

“Little One” was originally published in Memoir Magazine. The essay presents the story of an abused beagle who helps a victim of violence heal and survive. Both essays include beautiful description, deep reflection, and expressions of love that will wrench, then lift your heart.

First edition, 4.25×6.88″.


Favorite Reflections:
Revisiting a Small-Town Newspaper Reporter’s First Year

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When Lisa accepted the reporter position at the newspaper right out of college, she thought my “schooling” had provided the knowledge she needed to manage the job. Her first year taught her otherwise.

In addition to covering news, local issues, and events, she wrote a weekly column, “Reporter’s Reflections,” which allowed her to give comments and opinions on the news stories she had written.

This collection of those reflections from her first year provide entertainment but also a glimpse into what the life of a new reporter covering small-town life is like.

Foreword by poet Lisa M. Sheldon.

Second Edition, 6X9″. Originally released in 2009.