Huntington area book launch to take place at Drug Emporium Saturday

Shadows and Mountains

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. - This weekend Drug Emporium will host a Huntington area book release gathering at their Barboursville store this Sat., Nov. 5, from 2 - 5 p.m. Mountain State authors Jessie Grayson and Ellen Thompson McCloud will be on hand for the launch of "Shadows and Mountains: Fireside Stories from the Dark Heart of Appalachia," and will greet the public and sign copies of their books.

Local Halloween event includes free scary book giveaway

CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. - In preparation for Halloween weekend, an eerie winged apparition, Mothman, will make its frightening return to the Mountain State—at least in book form—this Thursday.

State writer, editor and internationally recognized Bram Stoker Award-winner Michael Knost, who also happens to be a resident of Logan County, will be participating in a free book giveaway at two local businesses—Thornhill GM Superstore and Family Discount Pharmacy—as he promotes the launch of his latest book, "The Mothman Files," published by Woodland Press, LLC.

Woodland Press authors to appear this weekend at WV Book Festival

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Woodland Press authors will be appearing at the Mountain State's largest book event this Sat. and Sun., Oct. 22nd and 23rd. They will greet the public and sign copies of their respective books at the West Virginia Book Company booth, at the WV Book Festival, Charleston Civic Center. New book titles being featured include "The Mothman Files," "Full Bone Moon," "Stories from the Hearth," and "Shadows and Mountains." All of the company's other book titles will be there, too.

Here is a list of the participating authors and the signing schedule for the event.

2011 Woodland Press Fall and Winter Touring Schedule Announced.

The Mothman Lives!

CHAPMANVILLE. W.Va. - An exciting 2011 schedule continues as we promote brand new Woodland Press book releases and our full catalog of top-selling Appalachian-based titles on the road. Join us for special booksigning engagements, bookstore appearances, panel discussions, release parties, and even greater fun while on tour. New dates are being added daily. Remember, personalized Woodland Press books make wonderful gifts.

Woodland Press authors to appear at release party at Taylor Books

Shadows and Mountains

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Taylor Books will host a special LAUNCH PARTY this Sat., Oct. 15, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.. The evening will mark the release of the new book, "Shadows and Mountains: Campfire Stories from the Dark Heart of Appalachia" by state authors Ellen Thompson McCloud, of Verdunville, and Jessie Grayson, of Harts Creek. The event will include live music and many surprises. Ellen and Jessie will also be autographing copies of "Dark Tales of Terror" during the evening, a book that features stores by both writers.

The Mothman Files is to be released at the WV Book Festival


CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Mountain State's favorite legend has returned. The Mothman Files, a new anthology edited by 2009 Bram Stoker Award-winner Michael Knost, will be officially released on Oct. 22nd at the West Virginia Book Festival, at the Charleston Civic Center.

"The legend was birthed in the mountains in and around Point Pleasant in the 1960s, but now visitations have been documented around the world," Knost explained. Eyewitnesses abound—from every region of America and South America, from Europe to Asia—of a winged creature of mammoth proportions.

After All These Years released in softcover at NQC

CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. - The best-selling Southern Gospel Music inspirational title, "After All These Years: The Authorized Biography of The Hoppers," penned by F. Keith Davis, was recently released in softcover at the National Quartet Convention (NQC), Sept. 11-17, in Louisville, KY.

The book, that was originally released in 2007 in hardback, has a foreword by Dr. John Hagee and Introduction by Dr. Charles F. Stanley. This new version is offered in handsome paperback with a high-quality laminated cover.

Stories from the Hearth to be released at WV Book Festival

Stories of Hearth

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A brand new anthology from Woodland Press, "Stories from the Hearth," is edited by Brian J. Hatcher and will be released at the West Virginia Book Festival, to be held Oct. 22 and 23, at the WV Book Company booth, at the Charleston Civic Center.

According to Hatcher, the book has an earthy-feel and focuses on the power of solid Appalachian storytelling. "I am especially fortunate to have assembled a stellar group of writers for this special project," he said.

Local authors bid fond farewell to Borders

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As book readers mourn the liquidation of 399 Borders stores nationwide, at a time when liquidators have stopped all future functions at the failing book giant, a group of regional authors have received special permission to gather for one final event—to host a book-signing and farewell reception at Borders Express at Charleston Town Center this Sat., July 23, from 4-6 p.m.

Regional authors to appear at Hunting & Fishing Expo; New book to be released

LOGAN, W.Va. - The Logan County Chamber of Commerce has announced that among the many activities slated for this weekend, regional book authors will be greeting the public and signing books at the Chamber of Commerce booth during the Chief Logan Hunting & Fishing Expo.

Those scheduled to appear on Sat., July 16th, from 1-6 p.m., will be state writers F. Keith Davis, Kyle Lovern, Ellen Thompson McCloud, Frank Larnerd and Jessie Grayson. Then, on Sun., July 17th, from 2-4 p.m., Bram Stoker Award-Winner Michael Knost will join McCloud and Davis for the event.