"From the Fire is a beautiful compilation of stories from neighbors, friends and people I have not met yet and their journey through the Thomas Fire. Upon reading it I found it incredibly healing and touching. It’s an honor to own such a special piece of history and I am so thankful to the authors for creating this beautiful work of art." ~Holly Thomsen Barnett
From The Fire is a book about hope and connection and the coming together of the Ojai community as well as a book about the devastation and trauma of the Thomas Fire. This book is a collection of writings - poems, prose, reflections - and photographs (some of original artwork) that document the fire experience from the flames to the ash to the regrowth that is happening now - on the land as well as within the community.
We are honored to be the stewards of all the submissions that came to us and all those that will be included in this beautiful anthology. Elizabeth Rose and Deva Temple
We are on KCLU, the NPR affiliate at Cal Lutheran University. You can listen to our interview here!
We are on KCRW, the NPR affiliate in Santa Barbara. You can listen to our interview here!