Announcing APPALACHIA PACIFIC, a collection of Short Stories from Award Winning Chamoru writer LEHUA TAITANO!

Lovers of Pacific Literature, I am excited to announce the publication and sale of Appalachia Pacific, a chapbook of short stories by Lehua M. Taitano. This book is the winner of The Merriam-Frontier Award Winning Stories! I’ve been following Lehua’s writing for a few years now, and I have no doubt that she will be an important Pacific writer for many years to come. So please share the word about her new book and purchase it–for only $8–directly from her blog (link below). And you should also Friend her on Facebook. This is a limited edition chapbook, so order yours today before it sells out!

Lehua M. Taitano, a native Chamoru from Yigo, Guahån (Guam), has spent her lifetime residing either in the mountains or by the sea. She is a graduate of The University of Montana’s M.F.A. Creative Writing Program and author of the Merriam-Frontier Award-winning chapbook appalachiapacific. Her first book, A Bell Made of Stones, is forthcoming from TinFish Press. Her poetry, essays, and Pushcart Prize-nominated fiction have appeared in VersaldislocateNano Fiction, and Tinfish Journal, among others.  She also has work featured in or forthcoming from numerous anthologies: The Fiction at Work Bi-Annual ReportUSO’s on Freeways: Anthology of Pacific Island Writers in/from the U.S.,Micronesia Anthology: Indigenous Writers of Micronesia, and Transpacific Poetics.

The Merriam-Frontier Award was established by H.G. Merriam, Professor of English and Creative Writing from 1919-1954 at the University of Montana, to recognize distinguished achievement in writing. The award consists of a prize of $500.00 and publication of the winning entry.


Purchase Appalachia Pacific directly from Lehua’s blog here.


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