Over the years I’ve written for many different reasons. Writing has always been a form of therapy for me (along with photography).
Even with many works in print, it has been difficult for me to actually consider myself an “author” or “writer.” No matter how much I write, it never quite feels like I’ve arrived where I want to be. And yet, I am compelled to write.
Below is a short list of WHY I write.
- Communicating my personal faith in God and encouraging others
- Collecting stories, folklore, and interesting information about Appalachia
- Documentation in educational journals
- Magazine articles that inform
- Blogs that give the reader something to think about
(Some are still available through Amazon)
Plain Thoughts, is a weekly column I’ve written for almost 20 years for the Harlan Daily Enterprise, in Harlan, KY. That column is now being printed in other newspapers owned by the same company. Thi
(I am currently working on the sequel to Sir Thomas.)
Mountain Wisdom: Mountain Folk is a collection of folklore, superstition, weather predictions, beauty tips, and a wide variety of knowledge or beliefs held by mountain people of Appalachia in the past and present.
Another short story appeared in Self Rising Flowers called, “In the Blood” about a family living in a coal camp in the early 1900s.
For the 100 year celebration of Pine Mountain Settlement School in Harlan County, KY we worked to gather and edit the Pine Mountain Centennial Cookbook comprised of heritage recipes from the community.
I am currently seeking publication for a new genre – Christian romance, titled In the Circle of His Arms and have several other books in various stages of completion.