Bill Kuykendall, senior lecturer in new media at the University of Maine, has published his first e-book which will be available for download on Apple’s iBookstore starting Aug. 1.
The e-book, “Memories of a Mountaineer,” culminated from interviews with celebrated woodsman, soldier, carver and philosopher Sterling Spencer of Richwood, W.Va., about his life growing up in the Cranberry Wilderness of Nicholas County, according to Kuykendall. The interactive narrative, which took more than 30 years to complete, includes 23 audio commentaries and 96 images.
“Over the years I photographed Sterling in a coalmine, in his workshop and near the family home on Hinkle Mountain,” Kuykendall says. “To these pictures and recordings I added archival photos from the Richwood area and family snapshots.”
More information, including an interactive sampler of photos and audio commentaries, is online.