Looking Back At Charleston
Do you remember shopping at the Diamond Department Store, having lunch at the Quarrier Diner, hearing stories about Luna Park?
Charleston, the capital city of West Virginia, has grown in both size and population. Things long remembered have been repurposed, reinvented, or removed. Buildings no longer exist, street have been renamed, downtown shopping shrank as malls and suburban shopping centers grew. What doesn’t change are the memories. Visit the old familiar places, through story and photographs.
- Fearless – Women’s Journeys to Self-Empowerment anthology
- Voices on Unity – Coming Together, Falling Apart anthology
- Anthology of Appalachian Writers – Wiley Cash Volume X
- Stoneslide Corrective journal
- Mountain Ink journal
- The Charleston Anvil journal
Letters to My Son - Reflections on Urban Appalachia at Mid-Century
Growing up in the heart of Appalachia is not without preconceived prejudices. The truth of an Appalachian upbringing can be elusive. This book debunks the stereotypes surrounding an Appalachian upbringing. Contrary to popular
thought, at mid-century the majority of Appalachian Americans resided in urban areas.
Told through letters to a son, the book describes facets of life in urban Appalachia at mid-century.
Praise for Letters to My Son – Reflections
on Urban Appalachia at Mid-Century
"A book of this nature is long overdue. The stereotypes heaped on Appalachians and what some perceive to be their culture are outrageous and in serious need of redress. Letters To My Son – Reflections of Urban Appalachia
at Mid-Century offers refreshing truth that lies in stark contrast to what I refer to in my own work as the spectre of regionalism. The rich revelations Squires conveys of Appalachian life at mid-century provide
rare insight into the past as it really was, without a veneer of superficiality or sentimentality. And thus the images are rich and compelling.If you lived at mid-century, you will recognize them as an old friend. If
you did not, you will be fascinated at what once was."
- Dr. Hunter O’Hara, author of Transcendent Teacher Learner Relationships
“This little gem nostalgically reveals the other side of growing up in Appalachia - the urban side. It’s a story worth reading."
- Carter Taylor Seaton, award-winning author of Hippie Homesteaders
Mid-Century Recipes from Cocktails to Comfort Food
Revisiting recipes from the mid 1950’s through the mid 1960’s. The meals and memories within these pages will transport you.
Although by no means a comprehensive cookbook of Mid-Century meals and libations, these recipes represent a few of the most loved Mid-Century cocktails and cuisine.
Writers on Writing
"I focus on writing and let the rest of the process take care of itself. I've learned to trust my own instincts and I've also learned to take risks."
- Sue Grafton
Writers work in solitude. But even in the quiet of the creative process, the writer’s inner voice occasionally interjects a litany of doubts and denounces talent. An antidote to negative inner thoughts is to read the positive words of those who have gone before. This collection of daily words of wisdom from writers will encourage, uplift, and bring humor to squelch the negative voices within.Buy Now
Breaching the Chrysler Building
One spring day three people explored the iconic Chrysler Building. Unable to gain entry by traditional means - the front door - they snuck in unnoticed. And the adventure of a lifetime began!