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NEW IN 2019--- My new novel, WAYLAND, sequel to HIDING EZRA, published Sept. 16 by Iris Press. I AM THRILLED! And coming in 2020, a new poetry collection called SOME NOTES YOU HOLD from Madville Press in Texas.

NEW IN 2017 -- The out-of-print scholarly study of Appalachian poetry, LOOKING FOR NATIVE GROUND, which was originally published in 1987, has just been re-issued by Appalachian State University in conjunction with the University of North Carolina. The book is once again available for student and teachers through Amazon!

NEW IN 2016- THE MAD FARMER'S WIFE-a new full-length poetry collection from Texas Review Press, which was recently selected as a finalist for the prestigious book competition, the Weatherford Award in Appalachian Liter
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When I published my first novel HIDING EZRA in 2014, it was a whole different publishing world for small press authors. (I am not self-published, just FYI.) Goodreads allowed me to do a giveaway for a couple of free copies, which over 600 people entered and most of them added my book to their bookshelves. If my memory isn't failing me, I was also able to add HIDING EZRA to LISTOPIA lists like Hist Read more of this blog post »
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