Local author, poet and essayist Greg Wright has published a new children’s book, “What I Want for You,” described as a “bedtime storybook,” that is available now at The Confluence: Art in Twisp, Trail’s End Bookstore and The Iron Horse in Winthrop.
A press release says of the new book: “Inspired by one of the poems included in 2021’s collection ‘The Gospel of Doubt,’ the bedtime tale is about a curious and persistent street kid who pesters the local baker at all hours of the day. Over the course of 24 hours, the two engage in a gentle dialog which reveals both the heart of the child, and the generosity of the baker.”
Florida-based illustrator Dawn Doughty Davidson provided the artwork for the book. Wright and Davidson have worked together on various projects for close to 25 years, and previously published “Two Roads Through Narnia” in 2005.
According to the release, Wright’s scholarly work “ Peter Jackson in Perspective,” published in the wake of Jackson’s 11 Oscars for “The Return of the King,” has been continuously in print and remains the only comprehensive analysis of the film trilogy. Wright published his first novel, “West of the Gospel,” under the pen-name W. John MacGregor in 2010.
Since arriving in the Methow four years ago, Wright — owner of The Iron Horse store in Winthrop — has had his poetry published by Methow Press, The Shrub-Steppe Poetry Journal, Whispers of Wenatchee, and Washington Poetic Routes. He publishes essays online at Wonderstruck, a column that can be found at both Medium and Facebook, and is currently at work on a new novel, “Early Winters.”