Running Down Red Dog Road

- Follow the author as she takes you on a personal journey disclosing a hard-scrabble life in the coal camps nestled in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia.





Lora's Stories: Appalachian Child

ODB Publishing - A look into a women's heart. Memoirs of her life growing up as an Appalachian child. One that will make you laugh, cry, and bring you joy all at the same time.





Molly's Memoir

- Molly’s memoir offers a fascinating picture of a strong Native American woman, biases, historical events, medicinal healing, and the significance of family ties – even when you aren’t blood kin. He knew, for sure, that when he’d left out this morning there weren’t any babies living with him, and as far as he could recollect, he wasn’t expecting none either.

Molly’s memoir is a journey through the life and times of a woman who is raised by a Seneca Indian after she is abandoned on the porch of a log cabin in the hills of West Virginia. Stories from the past, and from when the memoir is written in 1990, are intertwined as the most memorable events of a remarkable life, are revealed with humor and a gentle touch.

Molly's Memoir - . Minion pushed open the door of the cabin and immediately froze when he heard the shrilling sound of an infant crying. Growing up in the isolated Monongahela Mountains, she learns about love, faith, and of the craft of healing with medicinal herbs. Mr. The background of these stories begins in 1905 when west virginia was wild and wooly, and continues to the later half of the 20th century, is recruited by two gray-haired, who works at the Springfield Senior Care Facility, when a journalism student, knee-high wearing women to inscribe Molly’s tales.





Running on Red Dog Road: And Other Perils of an Appalachian Childhood

Zondervan - But I do. Gypsies, moonshiners, faith-healers, and snake handlers cavort through Drema's childhood in 1940s Appalachia after her father is killed in the coal mines, her mother goes off to work as a Rosie the Riveter, and she is left in the care of devout Pentecostal grandparents. An appealing counterbalance to more dreary war-era accounts.

May 2016"mining companies piled trash coal in a slag heap and set it ablaze. Drema's coming of age is colored by tent revivals with Grandpa, and through it all, poetry-writing hobos, and exotic carnivals, she serves witness to a multi-generational family of saints and sinners whose lives defy the stereotypes.

Running on Red Dog Road: And Other Perils of an Appalachian Childhood - The dirt road I lived on was paved with that sharp-edged rock. We called it red dog. Grandma said, Don't you go running on that red dog road. What follows is a spitfire of a memoir that reads like a novel, sweeping emotion,  with intrigue, and indisputable charm. Just as she defies her own. Publishers weekly:  berkheimer candidly brings her personality to the page in this incredible journey from naivete to wide-eyed maturity.

April 2016library journal:  Berkheimer's homespun memoir provides a wistful look back at a simpler time. The heat turned it rose and orange and lavender.





Angels of the Appalachians

- Strong mountain women, faith, historical places, and grief are themes explored in this account of a friendship that spans across decades. The tale she tells is also of two women, and their adventures beginning in the coalfields of Red Ash, growing up near Thurmond, and eventually finding their way to Charleston in 1915.

It's the story of two women who meet in 1980, a young college student living in Charleston, gray-haired Erma telling her life story to Annie, West Virginia. Angels of the appalachians is a fresh and endearing tale, filled with folksy phrases and amusing adages of the South. You will find yourself wishing to call on the fine folks of the Appalachian Mountains, relax for a spell, and stumble upon the angels who made West Virginia so gloriously wild and wonderful.





Erma's Attic: Angels of the Appalachians Book 2

- If you haven’t read the first book, don’t fret, because you will still find yourself wishing to call on the fine folks of the Appalachian Mountains. It’s time to kick off your shoes, relax for a spell, and meet some of the angels who have made West Virginia so gloriously wild and wonderful. This delightful fictional novella is available on Kindle and in Paperback.

If you enjoyed angels of the Appalachians, you are invited to explore this account of a friendship that spans across decades. Her friend’s memories transport her on an adventure that defines and embraces involvement in the women’s suffrage movement, chatting with Mary “Mother” Jones, and standing vigil outside collapsed coal mines in the first half of the twentieth century.

Erma's Attic: Angels of the Appalachians Book 2 - Tales from the past, and from the present when the journal is uncovered, are woven together to ultimately offer readers a compelling picture of life in the West Virginia Appalachians. The aged diary, erma, she soon realizes, was written by her dear friend, who had recently passed on over to the sweet by and by.

When annie, takes the advice of an elderly friend and spends a few nights at a farmhouse up Black Hollow Road, a young doctoral student living in Charleston, West Virginia, she discovers a journal in the attic. Erma’s attic is a heartfelt and humorous tale, filled with historical facts, folksy phrases and amusing adages of the Southern United States.

Erma’s attic angels of the appalachians Book 2 renews the stories of Annie, Will, Erma, Ida, and of course, Hank.





Will's Journey: Angels of the Appalachians Book 3

- If you haven't read the other books, don't fret, because you will still find yourself wishing to call on the fine folks of the Appalachian Mountains to meet some of the angels who live there. It's time to kick off your shoes, relax for a spell, and meet the fine folks who make West Virginia so gloriously wild and wonderful.

If you enjoyed angels of the Appalachians or Erma's Attic, you are invited to explore this story that spans across decades. As they prepare for an upcoming celebration, witnessing the collapse of the silver Bridge, being stranded with the Lost Battalion in the Argonne Forest, Will shares significant stories about his life that transports Annie on adventures that encompass historical events such as surviving the Elkhorn Flood of 1901, and the tradegy that forever changed Marshall University.

Will's Journey: Angels of the Appalachians Book 3 - Tales from the past and from the present are woven together to ultimately offer readers a compelling picture of life in West Virginia, including occasional visits from the heavenly realm. Will's journey angels of the appalachians Book 3 renews the stories of Annie, Erma, Will, and of course, Pearl, Hank.

. When annie, moves into an old farmhouse up Black Hollow Road, a recent college graduate, she develops a friendship with an elderly man named Will.





The Widow's Walk

Alvin Mierke - For his mother's sake, he decides it is time to chop down the widow's peak that Adam built for her. Andrew, thirteen, slips away early one morning to search for his stepfather. After a year of waiting, Bessie is certain she has lost them both. She is now left to survive on the Texas panhandle with her son, and an orphan Kiowa baby, Matthew, she has named Ki.

Her sons watch and see her pain and heartache. From her widow's walk, Bessie King watches and waits for her husband, Adam. Mathew's anger grows as he sees his mother climbing to the widow's walk day after day, and coming down with tears in her eyes. So, bessie climbs those steps to see if her husband, for one last time, Adam King, will be returning to her.

The Widow's Walk - For many months, day after day, she climbs that ladder and looks out over the Texas plains.





Jinx at the Greenbrier

- Her stories begin when she arrived in 1936 and met such notable historical personalities as Eleanor Roosevelt, Clare Boothe Luce, and Sam Snead. Jinx’s exploits encompass encounters with interior designer Dorothy Draper, the Duchess of Windsor, and Bing Crosby—just to name a few. Jinx at the greenbrier offers a fascinating picture of the celebrities, high-society personalities, and government officials who frequented the grand Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia during the thirties and forties.

Prop up your feet, grab a cuppa tea, and delight in these misadventures, as told through the eyes of an eighty-six-year-old woman reminiscing about the days when she was little girl growing up at the fabulous Greenbrier Resort. A five-year-old couldn’t get into too much trouble, right?” Jinx at the Greenbrier is a humorous and creative chronicle of a young girl who practically grew up at the acclaimed Greenbrier Hotel, which is one of the finest resorts in the world.

Jinx at the Greenbrier - Her adventures continue through the era when the Greenbrier housed high-level German and Japanese diplomats at the beginning of World War II, then through the days when it served as a United States Army hospital.





When the Yellow Mocker Calls Two Feather's Legacy Book 1

- He and his wife reared charity after her mother and father both died in a yellow fever epidemic when she was 3 years old. Since her beloved grandmother’s passing several months earlier, her grandfather has worried about what would become of Charity should he, too, pass away. Young, her never ending quest for knowledge, charity is forced to abide by her grandfather’s wishes and stay there with Eli’s family… When the Yellow Mocker Calls is based on my great-great-grandmother’s life; her spiritual journey, and, her love of family and storytelling, most importantly, her love for Henry… .

When charity, who has never met eli or his family, but her grandfather tells her that she cannot go back home with him and assures her that if young Henry doesn’t take a liking to her, she threatens to act rude in order to make them not like her so that she can go back home with him, hears that, he is sure that some young buck down in Fort Charlotte will be looking for a wife.

And, given his advanced age, he somehow senses that time is near; he does not want to die and leave young Charity alone and desolate. And, that a year or so earlier, he and his long-time friend, eli gulledge, talked about what would happen to Charity should both he and his wife pass away and have arranged for Charity and Eli’s son Henry to meet before that time comes to see if they will take a liking to one another.

When the Yellow Mocker Calls Two Feather's Legacy Book 1 - However, charity soon discovers that her grandfather’s objective in making this trip is to get her married off and settled somewhere. In the south carolina hills, sets out on a journey with her 83-year-old maternal, along the savannah River Watershed, Sahani, 14-year-old, white grandfather to Fort Charlotte, three-quarter Cherokee, in the fall of 1829, whose Christian name is Charity, for what she thinks is a trip to trade the pelts he has accumulated in order to replenish their supplies.

Faced with the stark realization that her life is changing and she has no control of that change, many thoughts run through young Charity’s mind- she even contemplates running away, but doesn’t want to leave her grandfather alone.





Orphan Girl

- Living in the same cabin, she was born in twelve and a half years earlier. In addition, she wanted to make sure her children were not going to have to suffer through the same experiences she had. She never overcame her humble beginnings and when Willie Eubanks rescued her from the orphanage by marrying her, she ended up right back where she started.

This is the story of gillian Jacobs Eubanks who grew up the child of a sharecropper during the Great Depression. However, she grew to love Willie and was determined that she and Willie were not going to end up as her parents had.