Bridgeport, WV – On Tuesday, December 22, 2015, the late Terry W. McNemar, an award winning West Virginia author, will be honored and celebrated with a reception at 5:30pm followed by readings of Christmas-themed stories from his 2012 collection, So This Is Christmas, beginning at 6:00pm. Three of Terry’s short stories, some of his poetry, and other writings will be read during this event. These selections are funny, touching, rugged, no nonsense, and meant for a mature audience.
About Terry W. McNemar
T.W. McNemar was a novelist, short story writer, and humorist from Stonewood, WV. His work reflects the humanity, humor, and conscience of everyday life, often in a strong Appalachian voice. His has been the featured works in: The Johns-Hopkins University ‘ScribblePress’, Young Women’s Monologues from Contemporary Plays, MountainEchoes, and Traditions, the literary journal of FSU.
About So This Is Christmas by T.W. McNemar
So This Is Christmas is a five-short story collection of based around the Christmas season published in 2012. McNemar was inspired by family and friends who have served in the United States military in various wars. The only non-veteran tale is a short piece of a coming of age story that adds a bit of comic relief. These are not light-hearted Christmas stories. This is a look at life that just happens to occur during Christmas in West Virginia.