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Sarah Loudin Thomas

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I’m a Christian, wife, fundraiser and writer living near Asheville, NC. I grew up on a 100-acre farm in French Creek, WV. I used to say “rural WV,” but realized that’s largely redundant. I LOVE my home state and the fact that I’m the seventh generation to grow up on the family farm. My love of the Appalachian Mountains informs my writing. I want you to be as wild about these hazy, blue mountains and the wonderful people who live in them as I am.

I’ve been married for 23 years and I not only love my husband, I really, really like him. We started our journey together with three big dogs–Crockett, Precious and Sammy. We now have one small dog that requires more energy than the first three did together.

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Sarah Loudin Thomas When I was an aspiring writer the best thing I did was get feedback on my work. I entered contests, signed up for critiques at conferences, and got…moreWhen I was an aspiring writer the best thing I did was get feedback on my work. I entered contests, signed up for critiques at conferences, and got input from trusted readers. You won't want to take EVERY suggestion you get, but when you hear the same thing from two or three sources, you begin to find where the weaknesses lurk in your writing.(less)
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In 2017, I'll be introducing readers to a new WV family--the Markleys. My hero, Judd, is a coal miner who goes to SC after a terrible mine cave-in. I really love this story and can't wait to share it! The Sound of Rain should release next fall.(less)
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My Annual Suffering Inoculation

The summer after I turned 30 I was stung by a couple of yellow jackets. And ended up in the emergency room with full-blown anaphylaxis. After seven years of allergy shots my doctor decreed that my resistance was, “as good as it gets.”


Turns out they don’t give you a card that says, “CURED.”


So, “good” or not, I still get a little nervous when I’m stung. As I was last Wednesday.


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“Maybe that's how I'll know I've found true love--when I find a man who will eat burnt biscuits and dry pork chops.”
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“Sometimes God gives you strength to do without because, for whatever reason, he knows it's better for you not to have your heart's desire.”
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“on without him. “I’ll confess I’m enjoying being back home. The city was exciting, but I missed these mountains and the smell of spring.” “Dad always said spring smelled like mud and manure,”
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