The Hanging Moss Bookstore - Great Fiction and Poetry
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     With the avalanche of books being published every year , and the thousands upon thousands of authors clamoring for your attention, I am truly grateful that you have decided to visit my site.
     You are one of more than 20,000 people to visit my website since its inception and I sincerely hope you find something here worth your time.
     My mission is to write clear, direct, and emotionally honest fiction and poetry which is entertaining, accessible, and which, though rooted in experience, transcends the personal and touches upon universal themes with some relevance to everyday life.
     I have published three chapbooks, Along the Highway, Terminally Human, and In the Maze.
     I have recently been named a finalist in the 2014 Lascaux Poetry Prize and my poem will be included in the 2015 Lascaux Prize Anthology which will be released later this year.  Click link below to see winner and finalists.

A poem of mine Trading Places appears in the latest edition of Dove Tales, an International Journal of the Arts. The theme is Nature. The book is 398 pages long with 82 contributors. Click link below to  visit the Writing for Peace website.

My short story Race is Just not Important to Me was shortlisted in the equality contest sponsored by Brilliant Flash Fiction. Click link below to read the winners and shortlisted stories.

My poem "Blessings" was recently featured on Your Daily Poem. Click link below to read the poem.

Please browse the site and if you like what you read, I hope you will consider giving one of my books a chance to justify its only reason for existence.
Thanks for stopping by.
Please come back soon.
Barry W. North
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