Entries in Randi Ward (2)


Reading in Parkersburg

With great admiration and thanks to Randi Ward, for putting together a great reading and event at the Blennerhasset Hotel in Parkersburg and for the fun pictures (below).

After reading, I had a delicious cupcake. No one knows cake/cupcakes like Randi!

This even was for the Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods anthology of West Virginia writers put out by WVU Press. I have so much admiration for the writers I read with: Rahul, Elizabeth, Cheryl, Laura, Doug, and Ace. You all were wonderful in so many ways. 

And Randi, we can never thank you enough for this event and for being the amazing, talented and kind person you are. Much love

And, I have finally had the chance to stay at the Blenny, which I've always wanted to do!


ASA and a new Podcast

Spring always feels busy, but especially when one attends a conference. Natalie Sypolt and I were just at the Appalachian Studies Association conference in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Great town, by the way, and a whole day of sunshine, which is a lovely luxury in March. Here are a few snapshots:

And some culinary delights:

Natalie and our friend Randi Ward walking to the main street through town to eat:

We also ran into Weatherford Award Winner (in fiction), Robert Gipe, who happens to be the feature of the latest SummerBooks podcast: