The One with the Beautiful Necklaces

You’d think the Pandemic would be a perfect time NOT to fall behind in a literary blog, but–

On the other hand, I’ve been working hard on actual composition, about which I’ll boast at another time.

Actor Dwight Chiles just brilliantly performed my brief play “Wesley’s Shirt” as part of Sip’n’Scripts’ distanced theater project.

A project long on the burner is boiling toward completion, and that is the publication by MOONSHINE COVE PRESS of my 3rd novel The One with the Beautiful Necklaces. We’re aiming for November publication. The One with the Beautiful Necklaces will please all who like a little Magical Realism to go with your Appalachian Family Saga. The Keenan family flees Ireland sometime before the end of the 18th century, and ends up in Madison County, in a valley called Two Mountains. One of the mountains shines blue under the full moon, the other white: it’s a mystery. Anyhow, though they’re the first white folks, the valley is already inhabited in unexpected ways, and the book slowly (though not too slowly, I hope) reveals the history of cohabitation between the “real” people and the people of the forest. Think “100 Years of Solitude” in the Blue Ridge. Those who have read my other books will be thoroughly perplexed. Please await this publication anxiously, and while you’re at it, check out the full, fascinating catalog of MOONSHINE COVE PRESS.

Supplies of my other books are not quite exhausted, so please consider the prize winning The Falls of the Wyona and the not prizing winning buy very fun Night, Sleep, and the Dreams of Lovers for your home library.

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