“Resonate,” a second book of poetry by Judian James, has been released by FootHills Publishing. Judian James is the pen name for Judi Macomber whose first FootHills volume, “Levitate,” was published last year. She will launch her new book Saturday, Oct. 16 at The Personal Book Shop, 78 Main St./Route 1 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Macomber has been a Camden resident for more than 30 years, and many remember her as the founder/owner/head instructor of the Exercise Enterprise. After the studio closed, she was the marketing director at McCormick and Associates for many years. For the last three years, she has focused on her writing. In 2008, she was named Poet of the Year on an international writer’s Web site, and her work was accepted for publication through FootHills Publishing after her first submission to them in early 2009.

Macomber’s success has continued this year. One of her poems was chosen for the Poetry Month Rockland celebration in April; she was featured as Poet of the Month for September on women’s writing site MenopausePress.com; she is included in the 2010 Goose River Anthology; and two of her poems will be in the soon-to-be-released 2010 Maine Poets Society Anthology.

Macomber will read from and sign “Resonate” from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Saturday, Oct. 16 launching at The Personal Book Shop in Thomaston. On the following Saturday, Oct. 23, she will do the same at Sherman’s Books & Stationery, 14 Main St./Route 1 in Camden from 1 to 3 p.m.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.