I was very honored to be inducted to my hometown of Weirton's Hall of Fame over the weekend. Weirton is where No Star Nights is set. As a special surprise, my brother Johnny flew my daughter Mary and my two grandsons down from Boston! I am so grateful to all the family and friends who showed up for this special day. You can see details of the event here.
As part of Governor Manchin's "Come Home to West Virginia" effort, our state's Wonderful West Virginia Magazine will be publishing a special "West Virginia Reunion" issue. As a West Virginia author, I was asked to share my thoughts on West Virginia and "coming home" to our beautiful state. This is what I wrote:
Recently I had the pleasure of doing a presentation on my new book, GOLDEN DELICIOUS: A CINDERELLA APPLE STORY at the Mary H. Weir Public Library in Weirton, WV. It was great to be back in my hometown where I also spent a day at St. Joseph the Worker Elementary School sharing my books with the students and doing a poetry workshop with the 8th Graders. The teachers went all out, wearing apple motif pins and vests, and the walls of the hallway were filled with delightful artwork done by students in response to my various books. There was even a delicious apple cake in the teacher's lounge. What a memorable school visit. Thank you St. Joe's!
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