This is a long overdue testimonial, as I have worked with Edwina and CHP on two projects dating back to 2010. I am not only impressed with Edwina’s work, but incredibly inspired by her passion for literature and dedication to the craft of publishing. Edwina and Luz were patient, clear, and energetic with and about each stage of the process—from planning, editing, design, etc. Their ideas and critiques brought new life and focus to my work, and I wholeheartedly trust their knowledge, wisdom, and experience in this field. As a very, very novice writer in 2010, I knew I wanted to publish, but I didn’t know really where to begin. It’s a daunting (and often deflating) world of publishing. However, my experiences with CHP have been nothing short of wonderful and have convinced me to continue further with the craft of writing. For that, I am forever indebted to Edwina and Luz. Anyone seeking a professional in this field should look no further than CHP!
-Bradford Philen, current MFA candidate with the University of Alaska Anchorage and author of Autumn Falls and Everything is Insha’Allah
“Praise for Chapel Hill Press!
Edwina Woodbury and Luz Alva-Bullock presented my Maytle’s World, a two-act play, all in beauty and joy of a present to my mother whose life was a work of art. Every letter, photo, and font shows personal care and work. Result: the book is a work of art!
How pleased my mother would be: to see on the cover a sketch of the plankhouse my son, her grandson, etched — and to see the photo of her family there on Paul’s Hill where she lived her lifetime. Then to turn the pages into the world my mother created, as I tried to represent her with my words and her inspiration.
I thank Chapel Hill Press for its vision in seeing my manuscript as a beautiful book I can hold in my hands.
When I see the play on stage I shall be grateful again to Chapel Hill Press.”
Shelby Stephenson, poet laureate of North Carolina, author of Maytle’s World