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My Latest Book

Morgantown to San Francisco, now at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1731008309

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Damn Yankee Buttons

An excerpt: As part of a fair at the Seneca Rocks Recreation Area in Pendleton County, we sat up an information table with a petition. A woman stopped at our booth and told us a story of work and place; … Continue reading

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Home Place Under Siege

An excerpt from my work in progress, Damned Yankee Buttons: Essays and Short Stories Our home place is now under siege by a blight on the land. Bull Creek is empty of people, hardwood trees, ginseng, yellow root, and most … Continue reading

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Check this blog for Truman and Me


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Heroics On Our Front Lawn


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“A Hillbilly, A Woman, And A Poet”

The Highlands Voice March 2012  wvhighlands.org “A HILLBILLY, A WOMAN, AND A POET” By Hugh Rogers This was Irene Durrett McKinney: “I’m a hillbilly, a woman, and a poet, and I realized early on that nobody was going to listen … Continue reading

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