West Virginia Wednesdays

On Wednesdays, I’m going to write about West Virginia, the setting of my books.  Both sides of my family are from this beautiful state, and I grew up just across the river in an area of Ohio considered part of Appalachia.

This summer I visited the Grave Creek Mound in Moundsville.  I hadn’t visited it since I was a kid.  The mound is sixty-two feet high — it felt a lot taller from the top — and is around 2,000 years old.  There aren’t many man-made objects in the U.S. that are that old.  I felt like I was connecting with history.  To learn more visit this site.