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NEW WOODLAND PRESS EVENTS ARE BEING ADDED DAILY!
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
Sat., Mar. 14th, 2 - 5 p.m. — Huntington Mall BAM. Authors appearing include: Cat Pleska and Frank Larnerd
Sat., Mar. 14, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. — Charleston Town Center Books-A-Million will host a book event with Amazon Top-100 Selling Author Keith Davis
Sat., Mar. 21st, 2 - 5 p.m. — Huntington Mall BAM. Authors appearing include: Brian J. Hatcher and Kirk Judd
Sat., Mar. 21, from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. — Authors Kyle Lovern and Keith Davis will appear at a book signing event at Reed's Home Decor and Gifts, inside the Southside Mall, at South Williamson, KY
Fri., Mar. 27th, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. - LEAD of Logan is having a Spring Jamboree at SWVCTC—a night of music and mountain entertainment—and Woodland Press authors will have a book signing table at the event. A list of participating authors will be announced.
Sat., Mar. 28, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. — Charleston Town Center Books-A-Million will host an event with critically acclaimed author and editor Brian J. Hatcher
Fri., Mar. 27th, 6 - 8:30 p.m. — Huntington Mall BAM. Author appearing is Frank Larnerd
Sat., Apr. 4, 2 - 5 p.m. — Huntington Mall BAM. Authors appearing include: Frank Larnerd
Sat., Apr. 11th, 2 - 5 p.m. — Huntington Mall BAM authors appearing at the bookstore will be F. Keith Davis, Christine Bullough Roth and Jason Roth will be appearing
Sat., April 11th, all day — Cat Pleska will be at Appalachian Fest in Bluefield and she will be signing copies of Fed from the Blade and others. Don't miss it!
Sat., April 11, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. — Charleston Town Center Books-A-Million will host a book event with award-winning author and editor Frank Larnerd
Sat., April 18, 2 - 5 p.m. — Huntington Mall BAM. Authors appearing include: Shelby Clayton Rhodes and Brian J. Hatcher
Fri., April 24, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. — Charleston Town Center Books-A-Million will host a book event with novelist and Bram Stoker Award-Winner Michael Knost
Sat., May, 2, 2 - 5 p.m. — Huntington Mall BAM. Author appearing is Cat Pleska
Fri., May, 8, 6 - 8:30 p.m — Huntington Mall BAM. Author appearing is Michael Knost
Sat., May 9th, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. — Charleston Town Center Books-A-Million will host a book event with critically acclaimed authors Kirk Judd and Brian J. Hatcher
Sat., May 16, 2 - 5 p.m. — Huntington Mall BAM. Authors appearing is Kirk Judd
Sat., May 23, 2 - 5 p.m. — Huntington Mall BAM. Authors appearing include: Ellen Thompson McCloud and Frank Larnerd
Sat., May 23rd, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. — Charleston Town Center Books-A-Million will host a book event with critically acclaimed authors Cat Pleska and Keith Davis
Sat., May 30, 2 - 5 p.m.. — Huntington Mall BAM. Authors appearing include: Keith Davis and Michael Knost
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Here are a few of the Woodland Press authors/editors and associates who are currently on the road:
--- Michael Knost is a 2009 Bram Stoker Award-winning and editor and author. He is a nationally known writer and editor in the horror and thriller genre, and a noted columnist. His columns appear in Fangoria Magazine and Shroud magazine. He is the editor of Writers Workshop of Horror (winner of the 2009 Bram Stoker Award for Non-Fiction); Legends of the Mountain State (volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4); Dark Tales of Terror; Specters in Coal Dust; and The Mothman Files. He is the co-editor of Fed from the Blade (with Cat Pleska); and Appalachian Winter Hauntings (with 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.
--- Brian J. Hatcher is a nationally known author and contributor to The Legends of the Mountain State series, Appalachian Winter Hauntings and Dark Tales of Terror. He also edited these popular anthologies: Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia, and Stories from the Hearth. Brian is a member of the Thriller Writers Association and the Science Fiction Writers Association. Brian’s stories and poems have appeared in other publications such as the Kanawha Review, Weird Tales and Blood Lite II: Overbite. He performs live readings at conventions such as HorrorFind in Baltimore and elsewhere, and is an accomplished oral storyteller. He has been active in community theater for over twenty years, playing a variety of roles on stage. He is a performing magician who appears at private parties and corporate benefits for companies such as the American Heart Association. His interests include carny performance (he is a trained fire-eater), stage hypnosis, music, art, psychology, science, and exploring various cultures and fields of human endeavor. Some even say he bears a striking resemblance to Dr. Max Graves, a manager in IWA East Coast (an independent pro wrestling company based out of West Virginia).
--- Cat Pleska, the exceptional editor of the Mountain State hit, Fed from the Blade (Woodland Press), is a former professor at West Virginia State University, where she was director of the WVSU Writing Center. Cat is a prolific essayist for West Virginia Public radio, with over 40 essays aired to date. She also is a regular writer for Wonderful West Virginia Magazine, and has several articles in state and regional journals. She is also the publisher at Mountain State Press. She is a sixth generation West Virginian and lives in Scott Depot with her husband, Dan. Her daughter, Katie, lives in nearby Saint Albans.
--- Frank Larnerd is an fine, award-winning author and the senior editor of Hills of Fire: Bare-Knuckle Tales of Appalachia. He is also a contributor to Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia (Woodland Press), and FED FROM THE BLADE (Woodland Press). Frank is a member of the Thriller Writers Association and the WV Writers Assoc.
--- F. Keith Davis is the author of several regional bestsellers, The Feuding Hatfields & McCoys, The Secret Life and Brutal Death of Mamie Thurman, West Virginia Tough Boys, and Images of America: Logan County, WV (by Arcadia Publishing). He was recently interviewed on-camera for the History channel documentary, "The Hatfields and McCoys: America’s Greatest Feud," which was narrated by Kevin Costner and directed by Mark Cowen, the Emmy®-nominated director of Band of Brothers. Davis also provided rare photographs and resource materials for the films, as well. Over the years, he’s also been featured on C-Span BookTV; CBN News-700 Club; CBS; WV Public Television and Radio; Metronews Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval; and elsewhere. Davis has written articles for, or been recognized by, a number of publications including West Virginia Magazine, Goldenseal Magazine, Singing News Magazine, U.S. Gospel News, Homecoming Magazine, and West Virginia Executive. Besides being an author, he is the CEO of Woodland Press, LLC, an independent book publishing firm that focuses on Appalachian-based book titles.
--- Kyle Lovern is a West Virginia UFOlogist, researcher, paranormal adventurer, and the author of APPALACHIAN CASE STUDY: UFO Sightings, Alien Encounters and Unexplained Phenomena, Volumes 1 and 2 and Memories of Tug Valley: A Trip Back In Time. He has been featured on a number of nationally known UFO-related radio programs, including an interview on Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory, alongside Stanton Friedman, arguably the most respected UFO researcher/scientist in the nation. Kyle has also been featured in a number of newspapers and magazines across the country where he discusses the UFO phenomenon and subjects outside the range of normal experience or scientific explanation in Appalachia. Mr. Lovern is currently available for speaking and book signing engagements. For scheduling availability, send your request along with event dates to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Kyle and his lovely wife, Vicki, reside in Williamson, WV.
--- Ellen Thompson McCloud was raised in the beautiful mountains of southern West Virginia. The backdrop of mountainous terrain, clear streams, wild life, deep woods and the people of the area inspire her writing themes. Having discovered a love of reading at a very young age, Ellen was fascinated by the classic works of Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe and Mary Shelley. Soon horror/dark genre became her passion. Today she explores every creaking door, shadowy figure in the window and all things that lurk in one's state of fear or dread, showcasing them in her writing. She says she writes to "comfort the disturbed people in her life... and make the comfortable people feel very disturbed." In addition to Shadows and Mountains, Ellen has a story in Dark Tales of Terror (Woodland Press).
--- Geoffrey Cameron Fuller is a New York Times Bestselling Author and an award-winning author and the novelist of the current statewide bestseller, Full Bone Moon (Woodland Press). The book is currently getting rave reviews across the Mountain State. He's also a contributor of The Legends of the Mountain State, Appalachian Winter Hauntings and Dark Tales of Terror (all by Woodland Press). He edited and wrote the foreword to the current national bestseller, Anne Black Gray's novel, The Devil's Son: Cap Hatfield and the End of the Hatfield and McCoy Feud (Woodland Press). He is a National Writers Digest Writing Contest winner and a multi-winner of West Virginia Writers Awards in a variety of categories. Fuller has also been widely published as a ghostwriter and under his own name, read his fiction in a variety of settings, and performed it on the radio, given dozens of workshops on business writing and the publishing industry throughout the state, and taught classes on the novel, sudden fiction, and memoir in the Charleston area. Fuller has been a contributing editor for Writer’s Digest magazine, sat on the Board of West Virginia Writers, and is the only person to have won prestigious WV Arts and Humanities literary fellowships in all three prose categories: fiction, nonfiction, and memoir. He is a member of the Thriller Writers Association. He is the co-author of Pretty Little Killers: The Truth Behind the Savage Murder of Skylar Neese, and The Savage Murder of Skylar Neese: The Truth Behind the Headlines
-- S. Clayton Rhodes, a nationally known author, is the author of The Wiz of the West (Woodland Press), a book that is getting rave reviews across the country. He also a contributor to Legends of the Mountain State, Appalachian Winter Hauntings, The Mothman Files, and others. He has been published a large number of national works in the horror genre.
-- Sandy Blackburn - Sandy is a wife and nana who enjoys being an author and Christian speaker. Her first published book, Time Spent with God (Woodland Press), propelled her into a ministry of women’s retreats, church revivals, and Sunday service messages in numerous settings and denominations. God has opened doors that have crossed denominational lines, and Sandy does not limit God and what He plans to do in her life. Sandy lives in the small community of Welcome, North Carolina, with her husband, Deric. They both enjoy working for the Lord through the church, Emmaus, and the Chrysalis Communities. Through tragedy and loss, God continues to heal them both as only God can. More Time Spent With God is her second inspiring offering (Woodland Press).
--- Mark Justice, editor of Appalachian Winter Hauntings (Woodland Press), also contributed to the Woodland Press anthology, Legends of the Mountain State (Vol. 1). He is an exceptional author who has a number of published works in the marketplace.
--- KIRK JUDD, has been a member of the Appalachian Literary League, a founding member and former president (and JUG recipient) of West Virginia Writers, Inc. , and is a founding member of and creative writing instructor for Allegheny Echoes, Inc., dedicated to the support and preservation of WV cultural heritage arts. Author of 3 collections of poetry "Field of Vision" 1986, "Tao-Billy" 1996, and "My People Was Music" 2014, and a co-editor of the widely acclaimed anthology, "Wild, Sweet Notes - 50 Years of West Virginia Poetry 1950 - 1999", he is widely published. Kirk was honored to be one of the 5 readers selected for the installation ceremony of Louise McNeill Pease as Poet Laureate in 1979 at the WV Cultural Center on the Capitol grounds in Charleston, WV, and currently sits on the board of the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation headquartered in Hillsboro, WV.
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