Author Event - The Appalachian Collection: Remembering the Hill Country Book by Harold H. Milton Presentation by Janice Louise Blanton
This collection of tales from the Appalachian mountain country provides a look at the culture and people of the hills that few are privileged to know directly. These stories are a way of keeping alive ways of life that are slowly vanishing from the world. Harold Milton was born in Marietta, Ohio in a log cabin on a farm in 1913. He had four sisters. He loved the trees and the woods, digging ginseng, writing books, tailoring, the Church of Christ, and most of all, God. Although he only had an eighth grade education, he remedied that when he was eighty years old, receiving his G.E.D. in 1993. He spent the 1940s, ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s writing novels and short stories he never was able to publish including, The Appalachian Collection: Remembering the Hill Country, The Conquests of Lonnie Dolan, Water Baptism and The Treasure of the Hills. Having Harold’s writings published has been a labor of love for his niece, Janice Blanton. He took her in when she was orphaned at a young age, and she is forever grateful for his love and care. Join Blanton as she shares her uncle’s story, as well as her own story about finishing her beloved uncle’s dream to have his works published. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.