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
Topics of Interest
Category Archives: Guest
Last week I reached out of the neighborhood to include an interview of a children’s book author who is in my writing group. This week, I share an interview with Sandra Warren, a neighbor who wrote a historical book with a … Continue reading
As many of you may have surmised, writing is an isolating endeavor. Some writers need background music. Some can adjust to the noisy activity of a coffee house. I need total quiet. But we all have in common a desire … Continue reading
****BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL IN UNION MILLS THIS WEEKEND**** (My Nanney friends are very talented. The following story was published in Images of the Blue Ridge an anthology by the Creative Writers’ Club of McDowell County in 1990. Wade wrote this story and his … Continue reading
From last post, I continue Wade Nanney’s story about Ole Man Adair coming home from California in the 1850’s. He travelled from San Francisco around the tip of South America to make port in Charleston. And he wore an overcoat the … Continue reading
In addition to finding a new volunteer project for the new year, it is wise to reevaluate what you are doing for yourself. Health issues seem to be in the forefront this year. My friend Terri Robins is a member … Continue reading
Guest Post: “I’ve Been Workin’ on the Trail Road” is appropriate for the beginning of a new year when we each pause to consider whether to follow the trail we are on or use a universal mark of a new beginning … Continue reading