Elk Valley Branch Library
Sharyn McCrumb is an award-winning Southern writer, best known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, set in the North Carolina/Tennessee mountains. In September 2017, Simon & Schuster will publish her latest novel, “The Unquiet Grave,” a well-researched history of West Virginia’s Greenbrier Ghost.
Patricia Harman, CNM, got her start as a lay-midwife on rural communes and went on to become a nurse-midwife. She lives near Morgantown, West Virginia and is the author of two acclaimed memoirs and the USA Today bestselling “Midwife of Hope River” series. Her latest book is “The Runaway Midwife.”
Smucker and Harshman explore Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, in their new collaboration.
Marc Harshman’s latest collection of poems is “Believe What You Can.” His thirteenth children’s book, “One Big Family,” was published last year.
Anna Egan Smucker is the author of seven books. Her two most recent books, “Golden Delicious: A Cinderella Apple Story” and “Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward: How the Pretzel Was Born,” were chosen to represent West Virginia at the National Book Festival.
Carter Taylor Seaton is the author of two novels, “Father’s Troubles” and “amo, amas, amat…an unconventional love story,” numerous magazine articles, essays, short stories and two non-fiction books including “Hippie Homesteaders.” Her latest book is “The Rebel in the Red Jeep,” a biography of Ken Hechler, which was released this year by West Virginia University Press.
Candace Nelson authors a food column for the Charleston Gazette-Mail where she explores the Appalachian food community and works to help tell West Virginia’s story. Her work has appeared in publications across West Virginia, in addition to NPR, Food & Wine, and more. Her first book, “The West Virginia Pepperoni Roll,” documents the history of the regional West Virginia snack.