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Spring 2008

Sandston Virginia: The First Twenty-five Years
by June Banks Evans, ’50, Longwood Alumna

Commissioned by the Founders Club of Sandston, the book uses personal memories and vintage photographs to describe how the community just east of Richmond grew from its origins of World War I-era bungalows, with emphasis on the period 1921-46. Evans, a Sandston native who lives in New Orleans with a second home in Lunenburg County, taught high school English for 32 years in Virginia, South Carolina and Louisiana. She has published a collection of teaching strategies, numerous articles in professional journals, seven family histories and more than 100 volumes of abstracts of early Virginia records, for which she received a Virginia Records Award in 1995 from the Virginia Genealogical Society. Evans, who has a master’s degree from Tulane University, received Longwood’s Alumni Achievement Award in 2000.

Published by Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, hardcover, 272 pages.

Dread: The First Book of Pandemonium and Game Writing Handbook
by Rafael Chandler, ‘00, Longwood Alumnus

Dread is a tabletop role-playing game of modern horror-action. Created, designed and written by Chandler, Dread is set in a world of black magic, demonic possession and gun-toting exorcists who operate outside the law. Published by Neoplastic Press, softcover, 280 pages.  The Game Writing Handbook is a technical manual that explains the process of writing video games, from concept to postmortem, with information on creating storylines, writing dialogue, directing voice actors and producing cinematic sequences. Chandler, of Cary, N.C., is a freelance video game writer and creative director of Media Sunshine, a video game development studio. As contributor to more than 35 games, his articles on game writing and design have appeared in several publications, and he is a published author of horror fiction.

Published by Charles River Media, softcover, 295 pages.

Your Library Goes Virtual
by Audrey Church, M.S., ’93, Instructor / Coordinator of the School Library Media Program, and Longwood Alumna

This step-by-step guide is for those exploring the concept of virtual school libraries and those who want to enhance and expand their own virtual library.
It summarizes the latest information about student and teacher use of electronic resources and addresses virtual school libraries in the context of program administration, information access and delivery, and learning and teaching.
Church also is the author of Leverage Your Literacy Program to Raise Test Scores and is a past president of the Virginia Educational Media Association.

Published by Linworth Publishing, softcover, 120 pages.

 

 

Sandston Virginia: The First Twenty-Five Years
Dread: The First Book of Pandemonium
Game Writing Handbook
Your Library Goes Virtual