Appalachian Thursday – Ramps!

It’s ramp season in Appalachia. Back in WV, April has long been the month for ramp suppers usually featuring a “mess” of the pungent onion/garlic/leeks alongside beans, cornbread, ham, and potatoes. Dessert can be assumed. We didn’t much go to ramp suppers. LOTS of people didn’t go. Because, well, lots of people don’t much likeContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday – Ramps!”

Home Again, Home Again – a WV Events Roundup

Well, it wasn’t exactly a book tour, but it’s about as close as I’ll get until my books are a bit more, well, known. I did two events back home in WV last week–a reading¬†at a¬†dinner at Fish Hawk Acres and a signing at Mainline Books. And it was wonderful! The dinner was a littleContinue reading “Home Again, Home Again – a WV Events Roundup”

Appalachian Thursday–WV Book Events

I’m headed home in October. Ahhhh. My favorite month in my favorite place. And as an added bonus, I’m doing two book-related events while I’m in West Virginia. So excited to take my book back to the place it was born! Thursday, Oct. 16, 5:30 pm – October Farm Feast at Fish Hawk Acres MyContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday–WV Book Events”

Appalachian Thursday–Fresh Peaches

Peaches are at their peak here in Western North Carolina. A neighbor brought us some from the farmer’s market earlier this week and I’ve been enjoying them every day. You may have noticed that peaches are prominent on the cover of Miracle in a Dry Season. I’ll tell you a secret. I wasn’t all thatContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday–Fresh Peaches”