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Below are links to the websites and books of the members of West Virginia Writers, Inc. as provided by our members.  If you are a member of West Virginia Writers and your links are not listed, and you would like them to be, please send them to our webmaster at eric.fritzius@gmail.com.

Anderson, Belinda

author of The Well Ain't Dry YetThe Bingo CheatersBuckle Up, Buttercupand Jackson Vs. Witchy Wanda: Making Kid Soup.
Antonini, Jimauthor of Bullets for Silverware.
Armentrout, Timauthor of Someone Screaming Out and the CD Pilgrim of the Neo-Dark Ages, who blogs and writes at Breath Made Visible the website of poet and
Pilgrim of the Neo-Dark Ages.
Banks, Jaythe late author of Frontier Surgeon and House Calls in the Hills.
Bentley, Laura Treacyauthor of Lake Effect and The Silver Tattoo.
Berry, Daleenauthor of Sister of SIlenceShatter the SilenceTales of the Vintage Berry Wine Gang, and co-author of Pretty Little Killers.
Boyd, Danielfilmmaker, academic, and author of the graphic novels CarbonChillers, and co-author with William Bitner of Death Falcon vs. The Zombie Slug Lords.
Brown, Davidauthor of Serendipity HollowGap HollowSandlick Hollow, (the Hollow Trilogy) and Concrete Girl.
Byrne, J.D.author of The Last Ereph, and Other StoriesMoore Hollow, The Destiny Enginethe Water Road Trilogy.
Campbell, Shirley Youngoriginal founder of West Virginia Writers, Inc., and author of Coal & People and Scribbling and More: A Collection.
Cassity, Brittneyformer WVW board member and author of the children's books Clyde the Undead Dust BunnyFiddlebugSheridan StarswimmerQueen Calla's Heroes.
Congdon, Jane is a professional writer and editor. She is co-author with her brother of Mr. Joe: Tales from a Haunted Life, from Bettie Youngs Books.  Jane's 2011 memoir is called It Started with Dracula: The Count, My Mother, and Me.  Visit her website at http://www.janecongdon.com/. and her blog at So Write!
Davis, Adda LeahGolden Harvest Creations is the website for Adda Leah Davis, author of A Fatal Love of Place, A Fatal Web of Deceit, The Whisperer, Lucinda's Mountain, Abigail's Redemption, Jason's Journey, The Beckoning Hills, Farther Along, Caleb's Song, and more.
Davis, Edauthor of I Was So Much Older ThenThe Measure of EverythingTime of the LightAftermath: Stories of Secrets and ConsequencesDots on a MapSweet Tea and Afternoon Tales, and The Psalms of Israel Jones.
Deal, AmyAuthor and columnist Amy Deal can be found at AuthorAmyDeal.com.  If you have new releases or writing news, send it to her via her site.
Dean, Milespoet and author of the collections Furrows on ParchmentMusings After Midnight and New River Reflections.
DeBerry, Mary Lucillepoet and author of Bertha Butcher's Coat and Alice Saw the Beauty.
DeLauder, A.J.playwright from Aurora, WV.  Learn more about his plays and read his blog at AJDWrites.com.
Denise, Cherylpoet and author of the collections I Saw God Dancing and What's in the Blood.
Depta, VictorPoet, playwright, and editor in chief at Blair Mountain Press.
Sarah Dooleyauthor of Livvie Owen Lived HereBody of Waterand Free Verse.
Ellis, GenaScreenwriter, producer and author of Angela's Decision: A Journey of Adaptation.
Fischer, F. Ethanthe late poet, radio personality, former board member for WVW, and author of Beached in the Hourglass.
Flerx, Teresajournalist and author of Disequilibrium and the Multi-Faceted Crystal Ball.
Frazer, Lillian "Sissy Crone"  author of Wildflowers and Train Whistles: Stories of a Coal Mining Family and A Walk Through Minden: In the Lives of the Crone and Vegh Families
Freeburn, Christinaauthor of the Scrap This Mystery Series, and the New Beginning Series.
Frisk, Dreamaauthor of the novel Before We Left the Land and the poetry collection Ivory Hollyhock.
Fritzius, EricWVW secretary, former president, podcast host, webmaster, and author of the collection A Consternation of Monsters and host of the Consternation of Monsters Podcast.
Fuller, G. Cameronauthor of Full Bone Moon, and co-author with Daleen Berry of The Savage Murder of Skylar Neese: The Truth Behind the Headlines and Pretty Little Killers: The Truth Behind the Savage Murder of Skylar Neese.
Good, CrystalAffrilachian poet and author of the poetry collection Valley Girl.
Hanson, Pamauthor with her mother Barbara Barbara Andrews of Hometown ReunionFamily HeirloomsAll Things New, and other romance novels.
Harshbarger, Dwightauthor of In the Heart of the Hills: A Novel in StoriesValley at Risk: Shelter in Placeand Witness at Hawk's Nest.
Harshman, Marccurrent West Virginia Poet Laureate, author of Local JourneysGreen-Silver and SIlent: PoemsBelieve What You Can; and the many children's books.
Hash, Johnpublisher at Wiltshire Books LLC and author of Honey Branches: The Meade EstateStarkeeperLero's MissionGo Get NadjaFlight to OblivionFalcon Strike; Module 18Lero SixGrid Strike, and Escape from Aliya.
Haugen, Hayley MitchellHayley Mitchell Haugen is author of the poetry collection Light & Shadow, Shadow & Light, Main Street Rag, 2018, and editor of the literary journal and press Sheila-Na-Gig online.
Holstein, "Granny Sue"storyteller and blogger for Granny Sue's News & Reviews and creator of the storytelling album Beyond the Grave, Ghost Stories from the Mountains.
Hosby, Yawattaauthor of When the Lights Go OutOne By OnePlenty of FishTwisted Obsession, and Something's Amiss.  Read her blog at Yawatta Hosby, a Writer's Blog.
Hueguenin, Timauthor of Little One, When the Watcher Shakes.
Jordan, Normanthe late poet, actor, activist, and author of Where Do People in Dreams Come From?: And Other PoemsSing Me DifferentThe Muntu Poets of ClevelandThe Muntu Poets of Cleveland, Vol 2.
Joy, Jonathanplaywright, academic and author of Short Plays & MonologuesAmerican Standard, and A Bitsy and Boots Holiday Special.
Kelly, T. Byronpoet, painter, musician, and member of  the Ghost House Studio, Spectral Arts, The Spooks-VA., WVArts, the Appalachian Writers Association (A.W.A.), the Appalachian Authors' Guild (A.A.G.), West Virginia Writers, Inc., the Virginia Writers Club.  Author of Poems of the Infinite DreamProject End Of Days: Selected PoemsVa. West Va.: Selected Poems, & New Selected Poems of T.Byron Kelly.
Judd, Kirkfounding member of West Virginia Writers, Inc., poet, co-editor of Wild Sweet Notes, and author of the collection My People was Music.
Kirk, Ruth Lynnauthor of The Almost Christmas Pony. 
Kinsey, Connie

Connie Kinsey is a former military brat who has put down deep roots in a converted barn on a dirt road at the top of a hill in West Virginia.  She lives with two dogs and a cat and is pursuing happiness, one cup of coffee at a time.  Her award-winning writing has been published online and in print.  She is also a spoken word artist and the Writer-in-Residence for the Museum of the American Military Family. Connie has blogged at https://wvfurandroot.com since 2008 and is wild about comments.  You can reach her by email at c_kinsey@frontier.com.

Knost, Michaeleditor with Woodland Press, author of the book The Return of the Mothman, and editor of Writers Workshop of HorrorWriters Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Author's Guide to Marketing with Teeth.
Lewis, Richard A.the late author of the collection Naked Man's Rockas well as former WVW parliamentarian, treasurer.
Manley, Kathy

author of Don't Tell 'em You're Cold and 2020 JUG Award winner.

Manilla, Marieauthor of Still Life With Plums and The Patron Saint of Ugly.
Marcum, Michele Zirklenewspaper opinion columnist and author of Rain No Evil and host of the podcast Life Speaks - Are you Listening?  See her interview with Eliot Parker on his show Chapters.  And hear her interview on the nationally syndicated radio showCoast to Coast AM.  
Maynard, Leethe infamous friend of WVW, and author of  CrumScreamin’ with the CannibalsThe ScummersMagnetic NorthCinco Becknell and The Pale Light of Sunset.
McCombs, Lisa A.author of, AbbyRasberry BeretOpening Pandora's Box:The Conclusion, and  I Have MS, What's Your Superpower? and the blogger of Lisa's Page: My MS, MyStory.  
McKernan, Llewellynpoet and author of Short and Simple Annals: Poems About Appalachia' and Llewellyn McKernan's Greatest Hits.
McKinney, Irenethe late West Virginia Poet Laureate, academic, and author of the collections Vivid CompanionHave You Had Enough Darkness Yet?Six O'Clock Mine ReportThe Girl with the Stone in Her Lapand Unthinkable.
McKinney, Nadineauthor of Eyes in the Attic.
McNemar, T.W.the late writer, author of Ragdoll Angel and So This Is Christmasand former president of West Virginia Writers, Inc.
McTaggart, Danielpoet, writer, author of Diner PoemsMidnight Muse in a Convenience Store, and editor of Diner Stories: Off the Menu.
Meredith, Donna

WV Writers conference workshop presenter and author of The Glass MadonnaThe Color of LiesWet WorkFraccidental Death and Magic in the Mountains: Kelsey Murphy, Robert Bomkamp, and the West Virginia Cameo Glass Revolution

Minney, Lisa Hayeswriter and editor.
Nulton, Jasonauthor of To War With the 4th.  Find his work on Medium and Task & Purpose.
Parker, EliotWVW First Vice President, academic, host of the Armstrong TV show Chapters, and author of Fragile BrillianceBreakdown at Clear Riverthe Prospectand Making Arrangements.
Pittman, Patsyeditor and author of the books Blood Kin & Other Strangers and Pocket Change
Pitzer, Keith & Joanmusicians with multiple WVW Conference Appearances, creators of the albums Gathering Stones and West Virginia Serenade.  Keith passed in 2009.
Pleska, Catpublisher at Mountain State Press, and author of Riding on Comets: A Memoir.
Redling, S.G.author of FlowertownBaggageRedemption KeyThe Widow FileDamoclesBraidOurselves.
Richter, Jeremy F.playwright and composer from Wheeling, and co-founder of the Independent Theatre Collective. Author of the stage productions Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol; Changing Game, co-written with Ron Scott, Jr.; Political Little One (2nd Place winner of 2014 Joe McCabe Memorial Playwriting Competition, WV Writers); [best imitation]; Catch & Release.
Rose, Danielauthor of Hot Flashes, The Lodestone, The Land of Nod, The Book of Able, The Coming of Cain, Home on the Ridge, Dogs at Large, Detour from Duvousky, It Remains to Be Seen, and Excavations from a Blue Room.
Seaton, Carter Taylorauthor of the books Hippie Homesteadersamo, amas, amat... an unconventional love story, Father's Trouble$, and The Rebel in the Red Jeep: Ken Hechler's Life in West Virginia Politics. Visit her online at CarterSeaton.com.
Seplocha, Charlesauthor of He Called me Joe, and Leonardo: The Genius of the Renaissance Returns.
Smart, JanetAward-winning author of Duck and Cover, Cooking with Family: Recipes and Remembrances, and Fun Through the Seasons.
Smith, ColeColeSmithWrites is the site for writer and blogger Nicole Smith, the author of the WV-set mystery Waiting for Jacob.
Smucker, Anna Eganchildren's book author of such titles as Brother Giovanni's Little Reward: How the Pretzel Was BornGolden Delicious: A Cinderella Apple StoryNo Star NightsOutside the WindowTo Keep the South Manitou LightHistory of West Virginia.
Smith, Barbarafounding member of West Virginia Writers, Inc., longtime editor of Grab-A-Nickel, co-editor of Wild Sweet Notes, and author of the books Chick Flicks and Through the Glass among other books.
Smith, Rodneyauthor of the blog Hope After Traumatic Brain Injury, My Journey Back From the Edge.
Squires, M. LynneWV Writers newsletter editor and author of Letters to My Son: Reflections of Urban Appalachia at Mid CenturyMid-Century Recipes from Cocktails to Comfort FoodWriters on Writing: Daily Inspiration for Writersand Looking Back at Charleston.
Tarantini, Dianewriter and blogger at Caught Butterflies.
Tritt, Sandyformer WV Writers President, writer, author of Laundry to Love, and The Plain English Writers Workbook, and CEO of the Inspiration for Writers editing service.
Walker, Popsmusician, friend of WV Writers, WVW Podcast Music composer, and entertainer at multiple WVW Summer Conferences.  He is the musician behind the albums Milepost 5Cuttin' In Line at the Karmic BuffetLive 'n Drivin' OnThe Crum Session, and author of the books Messages Without Melodies, Vol 1 and 2.
White, Rhonda Browningformer WVW Secretary, writer, editor, and blogger of READ. WRITE. LIVE!
Whittington, Barbarablogger at Writing- The Ups and Downs and author of the novel Vada Faith.
Wild Ponies/Doug & Telisha Williamsmusicians with multiple appearances at the WVW Conference.
WithrowDollyfounding member of West Virginia Writers, Inc., academic, and author of More than Penny CandyBeyond the Apple Orchard and other books.
Yoho, R.G.WVW Parliamentarian, and author of Death Comes to RedhawkLong Ride to YesterdayDeath Rides the RailReturn to MatewanThe Evil DayAmerica's History is His StoryNightfall over NicodemusMajor Impact.