Saturday, July 25, 2015

Congratulations to Author Cos Barnes!

Azalea Art Press
is honored to announce that Cos Barnes' first children's book
is now in print.

In Toy House at Tryon, a young girl learns to make Christmas ornaments with her elderly neighbor and in the process learns about the history of toy making in North Carolina.

Books can be ordered directly at:

Please join us for upcoming book events for Cos. For updates visit

August 15 / 3-5
The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines

September 12 / 10-12
Grandparents Day Children's Book Workshop
Senior Enrichment Center, West End

September 26 / 2
The Book Shelf, Tryon

September 27 / 2:30
Tryon Arts Center

November 15 / 3-5
Givens Memorial Library, Pinehurst

To schedule a signing or interview with the author
please contact:
Karen Mireau

Thursday, December 11, 2014

In Memoriam . . . The Poetry of Jean Lyford

Our dear friend and poet Jean Lyford passed away this week. Her beautiful spirit will never be forgotten by those who had the good fortune to know her or to have experienced her poems. Just prior to her death, her writing instructor Cynthia Leslie-Bole of Hummingwords Writing Workshops and I prepared a fourth and final book of Jean's poems. Here is a listing of Jean's complete works:

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Opening by Jean Lyford

With this fourth and final collection of poetry by Jean Lyford, we are welcomed into new ways of understanding the many cycles of opening and closing that move throughout nature and human lives, especially the seminal ones that bookend each individual life. As she strives to make sense of the progression of her cancer, Jean takes us into the microscopic world of cells, the richness of memory, the life force of plants and animals, and even the swirling mysteries of black holes. We travel with her as she discovers that questioning may be more important than finding answers, that searching for meaning nourishes the human spirit, and that curiosity and hope can carry us though the sacred metamorphosis we call death. 

Book Orders: