During the Appalachian Studies Association conference in Asheville, NC, I was humbled to be part of a panel of individuals whose work has appeared in the Anthology of Appalachian Writers. L to R: Editor Sylvia Shurbutt, Ashley Wilkins, me, Karen Spears Zacharias, Jayne Moore Waldrop, and Kari Gunter-Seymour. Each of us read our works that have appeared in the AAW.
I developed a terribly dry mouth when Ron Rash and Silas House walked into the room and I realized I would be reading with them in the audience. Exciting and nerve-wracking!
Photo by Jeff Peterson.