Drug Emporium hosts Mountain State Author Day on Sept. 7th

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — Event coordinators at Drug Emporium have announced that they'll be hosting Mountain State Author Day and Booksigning at their Barboursville location this Sat., Sept. 7th, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The activity will feature two of West Virginia's most accomplished writers, Bram Stoker Award Winner Michael Knost and Frank Larnerd.

Knost, from Chapmanville, is a 2009 Bram Stoker Award-winning editor and nationally known writer in the horror and thriller genres. His columns have appeared in Fangoria and Shroud magazines. He is the editor of Legends of the Mountain State series; Dark Tales of Terror; Specters in Coal Dust; and The Mothman Files. He is the co-editor of Fed from the Blade (with Mountain State author Cat Pleska); and Appalachian Winter Hauntings (with Kentucky writer Mark Justice). He is also a contributing writer in Hills of Fire: Bare-Knuckle Tales of Appalachia. He is currently working on an anthology with New York Times Bestselling Author Jonathon Maberry, entitled, Redneck Zombies from Outer Space.

Larnerd, from Winfield, is an award-winning author and senior editor of the anthology, Hills of Fire: Bare-Knuckle Tales of Appalachia. He is also a contributor to Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia, and FED FROM THE BLADE. He is also a past winner of West Virginia State University's Annual Essay Contest.

Both authors are member of the Thriller Writers Association and the West Virginia Writers Association.
For more information about the event, contact Drug Emporium at (304) 736-0874, or see www.drugemp.com . The store is located at 3 Mall Road, Barboursville, WV 25504.

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