New River Gorge Creative Residency Begins December 2019
I’m excited to share the news that I’ve been selected as the New River Gorge Creative-in-Residence for December 2019! I’ll be living in Fayetteville, West Virginia, for the entire month, working on a brand new novel about Appalachian culture, tradition, and lore. Keep your eyes on the blog as I share my experience.
“Bookstore Explorer: West Virginia” Coming January 2020
It’s a celebration of the Mountain State’s independent bookstores, with feature profiles of every store, plus firsthand interviews and essays with such literary luminaries as West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman, author Rajia Hassib, and many others, about what the indie bookstore means to them and to community.
“Chicks and the City” Coming Spring 2020 from Headline Books
Featuring artwork by award-winning illustrator Ashley Belote, “Chicks and the City” is a children’s picture book about urban farming.
Chicken Stu isn’t a typical barnyard bird. From the top of the silo, he stares at the city in the distance, dreaming of lattes, museums, and penthouse suites. But the other animals warn him the city is no place for agriculture. A chicken’s home, they say, is on the farm. When Stu accidentally finds himself on a truck headed toward the bright lights and tall buildings, he decides to prove just how citified farming can be.