My work appears in several anthologies; three of them are listed here:
My short story, "Query Letter From Helen," which won the 2010 CNU fiction contest, appears in Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Vol. III, edited by Bobbie Ann Mason.
My story, "Rat-Killing," appears on page 123 of the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Vol. II, edited by Silas House (Shepherd University, 2010). This story also appears in the Lake Writers anthology, Voices from Smith Mountain Lake.
My story, "Out of the Fog" appears on page 199 of A Cup of Comfort for Writers (Adams Media, 2007).
"Out of the Fog" chronicles a classroom visit in which I explain to a high school English class where my ideas come from and how I write.
n the photo below, I'm displaying A Cup of Comfort for Writers at the 2007 Hanover Book Festival.
While I don't advocate vanity publishing for most work, I've used Infinity Publishing, a print-on-demand company, to publish my two collections of award-winning short stories and my two collections of "Peevish Advice" columns that originally appeared in Blue Ridge Traditions (1998-2004) and The Smith Mountain Eagle (2004-2008). All four books target a specific region and a small niche market, so POD worked for them.
The Girl Who Raced Mules & Other Stories (2003) is a compilation of thirteen short stories. Most are award-winners and were originally published in Blue Ridge Traditions, THEMA, Virginia Adversaria, or other publications. You can preview it in Google Book Search.
Where There's A Will (2005) is a collection of Blue Ridge stories for young people. Kay McGrath, a teacher at Madison Middle School, contributed study guides based on the Virginia Standards of Learning for 6th grade. To read The Roanoke Times story about Where There's A Will, click here. To read The Smith Mountain Eagle story about Where There's A Will, click here.
My collections of columns are Peevish Advice (2001) and More Peevish Advice (2007). Even though I no longer write the column, I still sometimes make appearances as my character, Ida B. Peevish of Ida's Salon of Beauty & Live Bait Shop in Rock Bottom, US of A. You can read samples of "Peevish Advice" in here.