Thanks to my remarkable cohorts in my writers group, Jan Cook, Lou Martin, Martha Gehringer, Leatha Kendrick, Marie Bradby and George Ella Lyon, who among her many books wrote Counting on the Woods. Seven of us have been meeting -- and trusting each other -- since pre-web days! Five of us have essays in I to I: Life Writing by Kentucky Feminists (Western Kentucky University, 2004).
I'm proud to have contributed photos to an early book about the abhorent mining practice, "mountaintop removal". The book, Missing Mountains, published by Wind Publications, featuring pieces by 35 Kentucky authors, was spearheaded by Wendell Berry in cooperation with Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC).
Two Cincinnati friends, Alice Ann and John, have an outstanding mystery book business called Grave Matters. And I highly recommend Peg and Tim Taylor's Farm House Inn B and B in McCreary County, Kentucky, near Cumberland Falls. From Ukiah, California, my step-sister Haven Logan has just published her second book, The California Wine Country Diet; my sister Cathy Wilkerson is the author of Flying Close to the Sun, her memoir.
I give thanks to Kyle McDaniel (1987-2005) for his willingness to be part of Counting on the Woods and for the fine job he did in the photos. We all miss him very much.
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