Author, Adventurer, Businessman
Gosh, it's been a busy summer! In June, Jane and I went to Iceland where we spent two weeks driving around that magnificient island. In August, Jane, our daughter Whitney, and her fiancé Brent went to Seattle. My trip culminated in the ascent attempt of Mt. Rainier. Please see my account in the Weekly Journal.
Fall is upon us, with the leaves changing and beginning to fall from the trees. Gorgeous!
My sixth book Orange, VA is on its way (Release date, November 2014)! Please check back for details.
I'm working on book #7, a collaboration with my friend artist Leslie Gregg called "Keepers of the Tradition," a compilation of portraits of contemporary Appalachian people doing things grandma and grandpa used to do. We're having a great time together calling on and profiling luthiers, country preachers, midwives, herbalists, quilters, and woodworkers. She took this great photo of me while we were visiting the woodworker. Stay tuned!
Based in Blacksburg, Virginia, I explore and write about our wonderful region of the central Appalachians. I love to ride bicycles, ride motorcycles, and hike. I've been known to make stained glass panels, watch birds, explore caves, cross-country ski, and fly kites. I love to travel (Who doesn't?) and have been to 43 states and 15 foreign countries.
I am principal with my wife in a small publishing company called Pocahontas Press where we edit, typeset, and market works of local authors.
My first book is The Spine of the Virginias, a non-fiction look at the people, places, history and culture along the border of Virginia and West Virginia.
My second book is Union, WV, a novel about healing and redemption in a small West Virginia town.
My third book is Harmonic Highways, Exploring Virginia's Crooked Road, a non-fiction journey featuring the music, arts, sports, and people of Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.
My fourth book is Providence, VA, a novel about a national calamity from the view of a young woman trapped by circumstances in a tiny Southwest Virginia community.
My fifth book is War, WV, a novel about the quest for justice following a catastrophe in a forsaken West Virginia coal community.
I also write regularly for The News Messenger, and have written for Blue Ridge Country magazine, Valley Business FRONT, Motorcycle Cruiser magazine, and Greenbrier Quarterly magazine.
Thank you for your interest in my books. Please visit my blog, entitled "Weekly Journal" to the right. Write me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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