As a reading geek, I was thrilled to meet Doris Kearns Goodwin when she was in Huntington in October 2018. I even got to give her a copy of The Rebel in the Red Jeep, which, as a political junkie, I hope she’ll enjoy.fullsizeoutput_330f

IMG_57162018 was a good year for me. In April, I received the Ella Dickey Literary Award for The Rebel in the Red Jeep at the Marshfield, Missouri, Cherry Blossom Festival. I joined several literary luminaries in the award ceremony.

In June, I was honored to receive the West Virginia IMG_5885Writers, Inc.  J.U.G. (Just Uncommonly Good) Award, the annual honor they give for a person’s contributions to the arts and literature.

And, later that month, I received the Herald Dispatch newspaper’s Award for the Arts, 2017. For more click here

HD 2018

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