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Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Gift from Dwight Harshbarger

Dear Terry and Eric,

I appreciate the listing of In the Heart of the Hills in the WV Christmas booklist. Thanks.

I writing to ask you to announce to members that I'd like to give them a small Christmas gift. In the Heart of the Hills: A Novel in Stories is now available, FREE, to read, browse, or download. Members should go to, then scroll down the home page. They''ll see the URL link to connect to the download / read page.


Best wishes for the holidays,


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Uncle Terry's Gift Ideas from WV Authors 2008

The West Virginia Writers, Inc. Members Book List!
Feel free to browse and if you need contact info, let me know.

  • SEEKING THE SWAN by WV Writers, Inc.

  • 'Everything I Know' and Tips and Techniques Workbook by Sandy Tritt

  • "Eyes in the Attic" by Nadine McKinney

  • Oscar and the Rainbow by Marilyn McIntosh Blair

  • "Silent No More" by Krista Fink

  • The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Ken Sullivan, editor

  • 'The Measure of Everything' and 'I Was So Much Older Then' by Ed Davis

  • 'Journey of the Snow Goose' and 'No Name Harbor' by Barbery Chaapel

  • 'Sarah Beth, Eat Your Broccoli!' by Nancy Merical

  • 'I Saw God Dancing' by Cheryl Denise

  • `The Well Ain't Dry Yet,' `The Bingo Cheaters,' and `Buckle Up, Buttercup' by Belinda Anderson

  • 'Looking Good' by Keith Maillard

  • 'Screamin' with the Cannibals' by Lee Maynard

  • 'When Miners March' and 'Lost Highway' (audiobooks) by Ross Ballard

  • 'PSI Blue' by Rob Walker

  • 'The Tree of the Nevee: A Kabbalistic Story of Elijah the Wizard' by Jerry Blair

  • 'Chick Flicks' by Barbara Smith

  • `Arrivederci, Recipes and Customs Every Italian Girl Takes From Home' by Rosalyn Queen Alonso

  • 'Feast of the Seven Fishes' by Robert Tinnell

  • 'The Rock and the Pebble' by Mark Defoe

  • 'Mountain Voices' by the members of the WVW roundtable

  • 'Black Days, Black Dust' by Armstead and S.L. Gardner

  • 'Return to Io' by Henry Palek

  • 'Surviving Mae West' by Priscilla Rodd

  • 'Southern Fried Woman' by Pamela King Cable

  • 'Landscape Architects' by Rob Merritt

  • `A Child Shall Lead Them' by Nancy Merical

  • Wild Sweet Notes I & II by ……everyone

  • 'Keep The South Manitou Light' and 'GOLDEN DELICIOUS: A CINDERELLA APPLE STORY' by Anna Egan Smucker

  • 'Blood Kin and Other Strangers' by Patsy Pittman

  • by Boyd Carr

  • "Legends: Profiles of West Virginia University Basketball" by Norman Julian

  • `Clarksburg' by Robert Stealey

  • `Risk, Return, and the Indigo Autumn' by Tim McGhee

  • "Jewels in Our Crown, the State Parks of West Virginia," by Maureen Crockett. Publisher is Quarrier Press,

  • Lake Effect by Laura Treacy Bentley (poetry)

  • The Green Rolling Hills: Writings from West Virginia, edited by V.J. Banis (anthology, various authors, included)

  • Echoes of a Woman's Soul by Dianna Doles Petry
  • Tuesday, December 02, 2008

    Founding member of WV Writers Passes on

    Sad news. Dr. William Plumley, a founding member of WV Writers, has passed away. Below is his obituary, as forwarded by fellow founder Kirk Judd.

    (Dec 01, 2008)
    BILLY C. PLUMLEY, 71 of St. Pete Beach died at his residence, after a brief illness, with loving family members by his side -- Jake Withers, partner; Linda Pack, niece; and Virginia Plumley, sister. Dr Plumley's academic career included a bachelor's, two master's degrees from Marshall University and a PhD from Union University. As owner of an art gallery, he had an impressive collection of signed paintings, documents and letters of important historical people. Dr. Plumley made many creative contributions to his school as well as authoring books and publishing in revered journals. He was a retired professor of Linguistics and Literature for 35 years at the University of Charleston before making St. Pete Beach his home.

    He was preceded by his parents, Crawford and Kathleen; one brother, Jimmy; and four sisters, Barbara, Oberita, Patricia and Sally, as well as his precious pet, Maggie. Survivors include his partner of 49 years, Jacob Withers; two sisters, Virginia and Lillian; and many nieces and nephews.

    No viewing and only a private celebration of his life will be observed by the family. Contributions to The Hospice of The Florida Suncoast would be appreciated: 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.