So pleased to learn that my essay, “I’m a Hillbilly” has been published in Mystery Readers Journal: Mystery in the American South II. A couple sentences to give you the flavor: “When I was growing up in West Virginia, that was a shameful thing to say…As I moved into middle age, I began to realize that the traits I valued in myself, the ones that had contributed to any success I’d had…were the ones I’d learned…in West Virginia.” If you’d like to read the whole article, click on