Vote for me in 2020!

It’s election season and I know we’re all tired of being told who we ought to vote for. But maybe in this instance, voting can be nothing but fun! I’ve been nominated in WV Living magazine’s Best Of series for 2020. Yup, I have the chance to be voted Best WV Author! And, let’s beContinue reading “Vote for me in 2020!”

Monday Meanderings – Ginseng Season

I have several “pet” ginseng plants. I know where they grow and I’m not telling anyone. I like to check on them to see how they’re doing and when they produce their red seed pods around this time of year, I plant them to spur future growth. Seeds need 18+ months to germinate so ifContinue reading “Monday Meanderings – Ginseng Season”

Three Months ‘Til a New Release

In these days when it seems like we can’t really plan for much of anything, how about planning to read my next story? It officially releases on election day (Nov. 3) and who doesn’t want a distraction from THAT?!? Here’s a teaser to hopefully whet your appetite. While I feel like I’m not all thatContinue reading “Three Months ‘Til a New Release”

Appalachian Thursday – Lover’s Leap

I’m currently researching a story due to release in 2021 that’s set in and around Hawk’s Nest, WV. I found a newspaper account of a 1931 celebratory dinner held at the Lover’s Leap club house at what is now Hawk’s Nest State Park. And like any good author, I bounded off on the rabbit trailContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday – Lover’s Leap”

Appalachian Thursday – Brush Arbor Meetings

Churches were still hosting revivals when I was a kid. Often held all week or maybe over a series of weekends, they were big community events meant to appeal to folks who weren’t coming to church on a regular basis. Out-of-town preachers might come–sometimes they were even preachers with TV programs! There was LOTS ofContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday – Brush Arbor Meetings”

Appalachian Thursday – WV Schools for the Deaf & Blind

When I decided to write a story about a deaf boy who discovers a dead body (The Right Kind of Fool–Nov. 3, 2020), I knew I wanted him to know sign language. But how would a 13-year-old boy in West Virginia learn sign language? Just a little research solved the problem! The creation of theContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday – WV Schools for the Deaf & Blind”

Cover Reveal – The Right Kind of Fool

I’ve shared the GORGEOUS cover of my 2020 novel in just a few places, but now that it’s available for pre-order, it’s time to just put it out there! Ready? Go! I suggested a sunrise or sunset over my beloved Appalachian Mountains and the designers came through with flying colors–literally! The story is set inContinue reading “Cover Reveal – The Right Kind of Fool”