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Short Story Collections

The Zinnia Tales


• Retail Price- $12.95


Filled with stories that celebrate what it means to be an Appalachian woman, The Zinnia Tales strikes a note with anyone who has ever called the mountains home. The Zinnia Tales is a collection of  fictional stories about strong and determined Appalachian women. Readers will delight in the warmth of these stories which demonstrate the richness of the place where these women live their lives and tell their stories.

Self-Rising Flowers


• Retail Price- $12.95


Self-Rising Flowers is a collection of  fictional short stories about the lives of women who make their homes in the Appalachian Mountains. Written by 15 Appalachian women authors, these stories reflect on the themes of struggle and triumph. These works depict the strength and wit of mountain women; some from decades past, others from contemporary times. When faced with adversity, these women choose to forge ahead and overcome their troubles. The stories told in Self-Rising Flowers portray women who possess the qualities it takes to be considered a mountain girl.

Christmas Blooms


• Retail Price- $12.95


Each story in Christmas Blooms brings to life characters who are blooming where they are planted; regardless of the circumstance. From the heartwarming to the hilarious, the stories explore the theme of an Appalachian Christmas. They tell the tales of mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, and friends who come together to make Christ- mas special for their families. Whether you are striving for an old fashioned Christmas  filled with homemade cookies and eggnog or are just happy to get the presents wrapped and underneath the tree by Christmas morning, Christmas Blooms is  filled with stories to warm your heart.

Broken Petals


• Retail Price- $10.95


Broken Petals is a collection of short stories that demonstrate strength, humor, and tenacity interlaced with influences of traditional Appalachian teachings and intertwined with today’s lifestyles. As individuals, we stand alone, but accepting an outstretched hand gives us an inner strength that creates a harmony in unity with beauty, compassion, and determination. It is healing, much like when broken flower petals are bound together: they create a bouquet of beauty, sweet fragrance, and originality with uncompromising endurance. Broken Petals brings that kind of healing.

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