I missed posting last Thursday because I was in the car driving, driving, driving the seven hours home to WV. It was a good visit. Took my dad to a doctor’s appointment to continue planning the attack on his Parkinson’s. Got to spend time with my mom after her recent surgery. And stayed with my brother and niece who’s fifth birthday (on the 18th) we celebrated early.

This is the soul of my tie to Appalachia. Family. Those long gone who’s stories I adapt for my books and those still with us who give me such insight into the human heart.

Christmas blessings, indeed.