• ​​Adelaide Books of NEW YORK has released my new book, "PIVOT," in January 2019 and is available NOW on Amazon. This collection of poetry has been illustrated by the award winning artist and illustrator, Ashley Teets of Ashley Teets Illustration. PIVOT will be included in the BOOK EXPO in New York this Spring and at the Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany this Fall!

         "Luminescence," "To My Mother," and  "Day at the Beach" 

  • "Ode to Earl Hamner" published in the print editon of the Nelson County Times and their online version The News & Advance
  • Poems "Unrestrained" and "Grandmother's Vines"published in the Summer issue of Halcyon Magazine

AUDIOBOOK RELEASED!!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

HILLS of HOME, my memoir about growing up in Appalachia, has been released as an AUDIOBOOK, narrated by the author, and is now available:

Download: at Audible as well as Amazon and iTunes.

Audiobook on CD: at


Praise for Hills of Home:
"I think the book is a valuable detailed and most honest documentation of a part of Appalachia that has not been celebrated so well until now." (Earl Hamner, Jr., best-selling author of Spencer's Mountain and creator of the beloved The Waltons television series)