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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At Thermal City Gold Mine, you can pan for gold as seen in our last post. Or you can operate a small gold trommel (from the Dutch word for drum.) which can reprocess trainloads of dirt if you are up to it. But … Continue reading
We are talking about Thermal City, really more of a community than a city, and Thermal City Gold Mine is a place for visitors to try their hand panning for gold. Or get more involved/or relaxed for the entire day or week. Some … Continue reading
Since I have promised my near neighbors to include their stories in this blog, we must depart Nanneytown. However, we cannot cross the county line of McDowell and Rutherford without mentioning again the historical impact of gold mining in this area. Indeed, Thermal City Gold Mine … Continue reading
On March 1, Howard D. Bradshaw added this comment to the prologues: I just found nannau.com online and the connection to your website. My mother Dorothy Dalton Nanney Bradshaw was daughter of Harrison Reid Nanney, originally from Union Mills and … Continue reading
In 1965, my friends’ Uncle Morris R. Nanney wrote about the Montford Cove Valley. The road on the far right is 221 going north to Marion, NC. The area to the right of 221 near the county line is Union Mills … Continue reading
In the last post, we were leaving the 1836 addition of the Albertus Ledbetter house, walking across the now enclosed dogtrot into the original house built by Jonathan Ledbetter in 1826 on his daddy’s plantation. My tour is given by … Continue reading
Lately, I have heard that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. More often, don’t judge a book by its cover. But I have to believe what my neighbor said about the Albertus Ledbetter house when it was put on … Continue reading
A stockade called Davidson’s or Rutherford’s Fort was the westernmost outpost for the white settlers exploring the Blue Ridge in 1730. After the Revolutionary soldiers returned to their homes with tales of available farmland, mild climates and beautiful valleys, the word spread, … Continue reading
Last month the national news kept our collective attention focused on the fires in Washington affecting thousands of families. This seems to be a yearly pattern on the west coast. A California friend travelled east this summer to her Massachusetts hometown and commented … Continue reading
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