Many of you may be familiar with the Pine Barrens books that Karen F. Riley has written: Whispers in the Pines: The Secrets of Colliers Mills, Voices in the Pines: True Stories from the New Jersey Pine Barrens (Plexus Publishing) and Images of America: The Pine Barrens of New Jersey by Arcadia Publishing.
Karen's 5th book will be out in time for Pine Barrens month (October). It is called Legendary Locals of the New Jersey Pine Barrens and will follow a similar format to other Arcadia books - b&w and sepia pictures with bits of text. The focus of this book is on the people of this area who have had an impact, made a difference or are unique in some way to the Pine Barrens.
Besides the names that all jump to mind, such as Howard Boyd or Ted Gordon, Karen is also looking for those individuals who toil behind the scenes; names and faces that might not be universally known but have made an impact in some way. She already has a long list of names and knows that no matter how careful she is, someone will invariably say, "How come so-and-so wasn't in the book?"
Well, here's your chance. She is in the final stages of interviewing, but if you know of someone who should be included (contemporary or from the past - famous or infamous) speak now or forever hold your peace. : ) This is your opportunity to nominate someone worthy of mention, perhaps even yourself!
She has asked me to post this request to the board, knowing that all of you have supported her work, which she greatly appreciates, and knows that you may know people in your travels that deserve some recognition for their contribution to the Pine Barrens.
Please contact her directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org