The Nanney Clan Reunion is held the 3rd Sunday in August of each year. Round Hill Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Hudlow Road, Union Mills, NC 28167.
I will have a McDowell County fictional short story coming out in a collection this April. Look for "Strong Enough" in Malice Domestic's convention anthology: MYSTERY MOST HISTORICAL. It will be available on Amazon.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2016 includes my speculative short story "The Mountain Top," about an elderly couple living in a log cabin in the foothills of North Carolina. Retirement is not for the timid especially if the economy collapses and your neighbors are hungry and mean. Originally published in 2015 in FISH OR CUT BAIT anthology. Both available on Amazon.
Released December 2015: Short story anthology Mystery Times 2015 with "Wheels of Fortune," my short story about a nursing home cosmos. Available on Amazon.
My historical mystery is now offered in print and ebook! Look for the anthology History and Mystery Oh My! And the story "Dead Man Hanging." A survivor of the Little Big Horn solves a hotel murder during the historic North Carolina flood of 1916.
My story "Remember Me?" tells of a frightening turn of events at a high school reunion. It is published by Mozark Press with the other stories in That Mysterious Woman. Now Available at Amazon.
Check out short stories at Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. I have one about wolf-dogs in the 2014 Jul/Aug issue, "Pickin' Banjo," and my critique mate Paula Benson has a SF story, "Apple Lure."
The main character in "Dear Courtney" is trapped in a marriage that is less than perfect. The short story is included in the anthology Mystery TImes Ten 2013 on sale on Amazon and at Buddhapuss Ink.
My short spooky tale "The Blue Ridge Wreath" is included in anthology #8 at the Stupefying Stories website. http://stupefyingstoriesshowcase.com
Check out: McDowell County NCGenweb site
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In an earlier post, Chapter 28, I told you about Col. Amous Nanney, who was the great grandfather of both Wade Nanney and Mary Glenn. The Colonel’s sister, Alzira, married Porter Owenby Morgan who became a Captain in the Confederate … Continue reading
As told in the last post, Reginald Nanney was bitten by a snake. He was not the only one, and there were at least two other Nanneys that did not survive their encounters. Having seen some of the five-foot rattlesnakes hiding out in this area, … Continue reading
A Guest Post written by Troy Wade Nanney, titled “Will and Reginald” The society I grew up in was blatantly racist. The white and “Negro” communities were totally separate with little interaction other than when the black citizens were in … Continue reading
Back in Chapter 31 of the Nanney Saga, I posted a photo of Nanney siblings, children of Col. Amous and Tempe Nanney. One of the men in the photo taken around 1927 was Martin Lee Nanney who was an Uncle to … Continue reading
Family history in Montford Cove is often the same history of a family in Nanney Town because their roots go back to the same man. Our often-mentioned Colonel Amous Nanney, eldest son of Thomas Nanney, had thirteen children. Seven of them … Continue reading
In my last post, we learned about the division of Round Hill Baptist Church in the 1850’s. Part of the congregation “seceded” to build another church based on the concept of Open Communion which was contrary to the tenets of … Continue reading
A Landscape with an Allegory on Religious Discord Roman Catholicism and Protestantism heading in Opposite Directions 1600’s by Esaias Van de Velde courtesy of wikigallery.org This is an appropriate time to remind all that Henry VIII (1509-1547) had encouraged … Continue reading
It wasn’t until I started researching the Nanney family that I considered the number of years our soldiers have received compensation for their service. Since my daughter endured a tour of Iraq, I am more aware of arduous military training, long … Continue reading
I have indicated the Nanneys hit the American shores in the early 1600’s. Another family that eventually made their way to my neighborhood was the Thomas Ledbetter family who settled first in Charles City County, VA, in 1635 (according to … Continue reading