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I was born in the Appalachian hills of Virginia, which is the setting for Belle Prater's Boy and The Search for Belle Prater. I lived there until I graduated from high school and went away to college. Though I left the hills, they never left me. My memories of those years are quite vivid. I have always referred to that time as both traumatic and wonderful. I get most of my ideas for my stories from those memories of my childhood home, the small coal-mining town of Grundy, Virginia.

I started writing at a very young age. I remember trying to write stories before I was even able to put long sentences together. It was just something I felt compelled to do, probably because I loved stories so much. We had no television because my family was very
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Ruth White That means a lot to me, Sherrie. Hope you will check out my latest, Mansions of Karma. Thank you so much!
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Hey, follow book-lovers. Mansions of Karma is free on Kindle today, Jan 3 and tomorrow, Jan 4. Mystical, soft sci-fi. Grab your free copy here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MS9W1DU
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“Therefore, it is my belief that Blind Benny, even with his poor sightless eyes, is the only person I know who can see with perfect clarity. Because Benny is able to see beyond appearances.”
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