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We Were Legends in Our Own Minds

Richard Cobb and Carter Taylor Seaton are life-long West Virginians, but they’ve done some traveling and garnered plenty of experiences. In particular, they are storytellers with tales of adventures with Richard’s tenure as manager of the Charleston Civic Center and the Huntington Civic Center back in the days of Rock n Roll glory! Their book, We Were Legends in Our Own Minds recounts the exciting times from the 70s and 80s. From Aerosmith to ZZ Top, Richard Cobb saw them all during his twenty-five-year career managing mid-market arenas where they played. He tells stories about eating Fig Newtons with Elvis on his private airplane, about his struggle to get Sly Stone on and off the stage, and about his battles with protesting conservative Christians who hoped to scuttle a scheduled performance by Ozzy Osbourne. We Were Legends in Our Own Minds is a backstage pass to all these musical adventures and more. Purchase a copy today and join them on the tours of a lifetime!

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Meredith Sue Willis has written her 22nd book

Meredith Sue Willis has written her 22nd book, and this latest one is with Mountain State Press!
Meredith’s new novella, Saving Tyler Hake, is set in southern West Virginia in fictional Smith County. The story begins with a tragedy and continues with the challenges of young Tyler Hake. His high school teacher, and her fellow teacher friends, rally to help Tyler, but trouble, in the form of Geneva Burden, arrives causing the helpful characters to question their own histories. It’s a story steeped in the realizations we all have for our past, and current, motives.
Welcome back to West Virginia, Meredith, born in Shinnston, WV, and thank you for adding to the stock of stories that help us all remember who we are.
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MSP author Laura Treacy Bentley just received word from Librarian and Archivist Amanda Glassman that her book, Looking for Ireland: an Irish-Appalachian Pilgrimage has been added to the Reed Foundation Library at Poets House, housed in New York, NY. Her book will be included in summer 2018 Poets House Showcase for their 26th annual Showcase of the nation’s poetry books. Congratulations Laura!

MSP author Pete Koksy (Mountain Tales & River Stories) recently received word his short story, “Popcorn Balls,” was selected to be included in the upcoming Anthology from Shepherd University’s Wiley Cash 2018 edition. Congratulations Pete!

Voices on Unity anthology contributor, M. Lynne Squires, received word her short story, “Not a Drop to Drink,” was selected to be included in the Shepherd University’s Wiley Cash 2018 anthology edition. Congratulations, Lynne!


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New Recent Titles and Forthcoming

Now available!

Voices on Unity: Coming Together, Falling Apart.

$16.99 + shipping and tax (where applicable)

One Foot in the Gravy—Hooked on the Sauce: Recipes You’ll Relish by Cat Pleska. Available from MSP for $10.00 plus shipping. Order this fun cookbook today!

Looking for Ireland: An Irish-Appalachian Pilgrimage by Laura Treacy Bentley. Available from MSP for $12.00 plus shipping. Click here to purchase.

Mountain Tales & River Stories by Pete Kosky $15.00 + shipping and tax (where applicable).