CHAPMANVILLE. W.Va. - The calendar is full of exciting Woodland Press (WP) author book events, signings, and public appearances. The WP Book Tour is underway and things will be heating-up as we move forward into the spring and summer seasons. It just doesn't get any better than this!

Mark your calendar and plan to attend one of our upcoming events.

Sat., Feb. 28th, 2 - 5 p.m. — Huntington Mall BAM. Author appearing is Frank Larnerd

Fri., Mar. 6th, 6 - 8:30 p.m. — Huntington Mall BAM. Authors appearing include: Kirk Judd and Michael Knost

Pikeville bookstore celebrates Halloween with book event; Michael Knost and Kyle Lovern to appear

Lovern and Knost

PIKEVILLE, KY – It’s the time for all things that go bump in the night. As citizens of Pike County prepare for seasonal costume parties, pumpkin carvings, apple bobbing, and trick or treat, a local bookstore is also preparing for an All Hallows’ Eve celebration— a special author event happening this Sat., Oct. 11, from 1 - 3:30 p.m.

Author Sandy Blackburn announces speaking engagements


-- Sandy Blackburn, author Time Spent With God and More Time Spent With God, will be speaking on Sept 9th at 11:30 a.m. at the Central United Methodist Church Luncheon in Asheboro, NC. The public is invited to attend.

-- Sandy Blackburn, author Time Spent With God and More Time Spent With God, will be speaking on Sept. 16th during Revival Services at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in Monroe, NC, along with the Glory Street Quartet . The public is invited to attend.

Woodland Press authors to appear at Matewan Reunion Festival (June 21st)

The Feuding Hatfields & McCoys

MATEWAN, WV — According to community planners, the upcoming event, Matewan Reunion Festival, will have a variety of family-oriented entertainments and happenings. This year, among the activities, Mountain State and nationally recognized authors are scheduled to appear, including F. Keith Davis, Steven Stone, and Kyle Lovern. The authors will be greeting the public and discussing their various Appalachian-based book titles on Sat., June 21st at the Matewan Depot.

Woodland Press novelist headed to Joseph-Beth Booksellers this Saturday, May 24th

Michael Knost

LEXINGTON, KY. — Bram Stoker Award-winning editor and author Michael Knost is coming to the Bluegrass State for an appearance at Joseph-Beth Booksellers this Saturday, May 24th starting at 2:00 PM, where he will sign copies of his latest novel, his new writing instruction book, and conducting a FREE writers workshop.

“I am so excited about my first appearance in Lexington, Kentucky,” Knost said in a recent interview. “I have so many friends and fans from this area, it very well may end up being a homecoming experience of sorts.”

Connie Cumbridge to speak at Wellston Church of the Nazarene this Sunday

WELLSTON, Ohio — Wellston Church of the Nazarene has announced that inspirational author and speaker Connie Cumbridge will be speaking to the church this Sun., Apr. 27, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Connie will be talking to the congregation on the subject of dealing with loss, grief, and heartbreak—covering all types of loss—and will also focus on the death of her husband to a rare form of cancer, and how she’s found comfort in Christ.

Woodland Press Authors Cat Pleska and Frank Larnerd to appear Saturday at Drug Emporium

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va —Cat Pleska, editor of the regional bestselling anthology, “Fed from the Blade,” will be appearing at Drug Emporium at Barboursville this Sat., Apr. 26, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The book, penned by 28 West Virginia writers and poets, has been described as a delightful compilation of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Book about tragic loss and overcoming heartache to be featured at Saturday event

Connie Cumbridge

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va — Event planners at Drug Emporium have announced that inspirational author and speaker Connie Cumbridge will be appearing and signing copies of her new book at the store this Saturday, April 12, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., during West Virginia Author Day activities.

Return of the Mothman novelist coming St. Clairsville Mall BAM on Saturday

Return of the Mothman

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OH — The red-eyed, winged monster is coming to the Buckeye State, through the pages of a brand new novel by Bram Stoker Award-Winner Michael Knost The book, "Return of the Mothman," published by Woodland Press, will be officially released in the state this Sat, Mar. 22, at St. Clairsville Mall Books-A-Million, when Michael Knost will appear at the bookstore for the launch from 2 to 5 p.m.


Michael Knost, shown at left, says this is exactly how you conduct a "perfect appearance and book signing" event—complete with great cigars and special copies of "Return of the Mothman."

The new novel, which is getting rave reviews across the nation, tells the tale of return of the Mountain State's favorite evil, red-eyed, winged humanoid. It's Knost's newest offering, published by Woodland Press, LLC.