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Below are links to 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 email westvirginiawriters@gmail.com.

Anderson, Belinda
author of The Well Ain't Dry YetThe Bingo CheatersBuckle Up, Buttercupand Jackson Vs. Witchy Wanda: Making Kid Soup.
Antonini, Jim author of Bullets for Silverware.
Armentrout, Tim author 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.
Arnold, George
author of The Heart Beneath the Badge, Media Writer's Handbook, Wyandotte Bound, and others.
Banks, Jay the late author of Frontier Surgeon and House Calls in the Hills.
Bazzoui, Cheryl
Writes a monthly blog under the pen name Ann McCauley
Bentley, Laura Treacy author of Lake Effect and The Silver Tattoo.
Berry, Daleen author of Sister of SIlenceShatter the SilenceTales of the Vintage Berry Wine Gang, and co-author of Pretty Little Killers.
Boyd, Daniel filmmaker, academic, and author of the graphic novels CarbonChillers, and co-author with William Bitner of Death Falcon vs. The Zombie Slug Lords.
Brown, David author 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 Young original founder of West Virginia Writers, Inc., and author of Coal & People and Scribbling and More: A Collection.
Cassity, Brittney former 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 Leah Golden 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, Ed author 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, Amy Author 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, Miles poet and author of the collections Furrows on ParchmentMusings After Midnight and New River Reflections.
DeBerry, Mary Lucille poet 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, Cheryl poet and author of the collections I Saw God Dancing and What's in the Blood.
Depta, Victor Poet, playwright, and editor in chief at Blair Mountain Press.
Sarah Dooley author of Livvie Owen Lived HereBody of Waterand Free Verse.
Ellis, Gena Screenwriter, producer and author of Angela's Decision: A Journey of Adaptation.
Fischer, F. Ethan the late poet, radio personality, former board member for WVW, and author of Beached in the Hourglass.
Flerx, Teresa journalist 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, Christina author of the Scrap This Mystery Series, and the New Beginning Series.
Frisk, Dreama author of the novel Before We Left the Land and the poetry collection Ivory Hollyhock.
Fritzius, Eric WVW 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. Cameron author 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, Crystal Affrilachian poet and author of the poetry collection Valley Girl.
Hanson, Pam author with her mother Barbara Barbara Andrews of Hometown ReunionFamily HeirloomsAll Things New, and other romance novels.
Harshbarger, Dwight author of In the Heart of the Hills: A Novel in StoriesValley at Risk: Shelter in Placeand Witness at Hawk's Nest.
Harshman, Marc current West Virginia Poet Laureate, author of Local JourneysGreen-Silver and SIlent: PoemsBelieve What You Can; and the many children's books.
Hash, John publisher 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 Mitchell Hayley 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.
Honaker, Mary Ann Author of Whichever Way the Moon, published in October of 2023 and Becoming Persephone Third Lung Press, 2019.
Hosby, Yawatta author 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, Tim author of Little One, When the Watcher Shakes.
Johnson, Diana Author website: https://www.dianajohnsonwriter.com/
Jordan, Norman the 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, Jonathan playwright, academic and author of Short Plays & MonologuesAmerican Standard, and A Bitsy and Boots Holiday Special.
Kelly, T. Byron poet, 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, Kirk founding member of West Virginia Writers, Inc., poet, co-editor of Wild Sweet Notes, and author of the collection My People was Music.
Kirk's new author page is located here.
Kirk, Ruth Lynn author 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, Michael editor 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, Marie author of Still Life With Plums and The Patron Saint of Ugly.
Marcum, Michele Zirkle newspaper 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, Lee the 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, Llewellyn poet and author of Short and Simple Annals: Poems About Appalachia' and Llewellyn McKernan's Greatest Hits.
McKinney, Irene the 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, Nadine author 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, Daniel poet, 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 Hayes writer and editor.
Nalli, Mike 
author of Never Beg a Maybe. Find his work on his Amazon author page.
Newell, Robert
author of Violence in the Valley and As I Walk Through the Valley of Meth, both available on Amazon.
Nulton, Jason author of To War With the 4th.  Find his work on Medium and Task & Purpose.
Parker, Eliot WVW First Vice President, academic, host of the Armstrong TV show Chapters, and author of Fragile BrillianceBreakdown at Clear Riverthe Prospectand Making Arrangements.
Pittman, Patsy editor and author of the books Blood Kin & Other Strangers and Pocket Change
Pitzer, Keith & Joan musicians with multiple WVW Conference Appearances, creators of the albums Gathering Stones and West Virginia Serenade.  Keith passed in 2009.
Pleska, Cat publisher 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, Daniel author 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 Taylor author 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, Charles author of He Called me Joe, and Leonardo: The Genius of the Renaissance Returns.
Smart, Janet Award-winning author of Duck and Cover, Cooking with Family: Recipes and Remembrances, and Fun Through the Seasons.
Smith, Cole ColeSmithWrites is the site for writer and blogger Nicole Smith, the author of the WV-set mystery Waiting for Jacob.
Smucker, Anna Egan children'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, Barbara founding 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, Rodney author of the blog Hope After Traumatic Brain Injury, My Journey Back From the Edge.
Squires, M. Lynne  WV 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.
Stephens, Joe Author of Home To My Arms: A Halloran Mystery, a detective fiction novel.
Straley, Cody Author, A Constant Reminder to All: Stonewall Jackson, the Lost Cause, and the Making of a West Virginia Idol
Author website: https://codystraley.wordpress.com/
Tarantini, Diane Author of The Brave Knight. TheBraveKnight.com Writer and blogger at Caught Butterflies.
Tritt, Sandy former WV Writers President, writer, author of Laundry to Love, and The Plain English Writers Workbook, and CEO of the Inspiration for Writers editing service.
Ward, Bonnie
Author of Winds of Skilak: A Tale of True Grit, True Love and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness,  Winds of Skilak: The Continuing Saga of one couple's adventures and survival in the Alaskan Wilderness, and Loving Beth- The first in the series "Daughters of Appalachia", all of which are available at Amazon:
Walker, Pops musician, 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.
Weeren, Ellen Ellen Weeren is a short story writer whose work has been published by the Saturday Evening Post, the Kenyon Review (KRonline), Fractured Lit, Liars’ League NYC, the Hong Kong Review, Crack the Spine, Stonecoast Review, and others. She is working on a novel. www.ellenweeren.com
White, Jessica Author of books in dark fantasy, small town romance, and romantic suspense.  https://linktr.ee/authorjwhite &
White, Rhonda Browning former WVW Secretary, writer, editor, and blogger of READ. WRITE. LIVE!
Whittington, Barbara blogger at Writing- The Ups and Downs and author of the novel Vada Faith.
Wild Ponies/Doug & Telisha Williams musicians with multiple appearances at the WVW Conference.
Wilson, JD Author website: JDWilsonBooks.com
WithrowDolly founding member of West Virginia Writers, Inc., academic, and author of More than Penny CandyBeyond the Apple
Wolfe, Martha
Visit her website at http://www.marthawolfe.net/
Yoho, RG  Author of Westerns and Biographies, find the full catalog at www.RGYoho.com