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Reed’s Gifts to host event for author Anne Black Gray
SOUTH WILLIAMSON, K.Y. - Reed’s Home Décor and Gifts, at South Side Mall, will host a book release party and booksigning with Los Angeles author and Hatfield and McCoy Feud expert, Anne Black Gray, on Tues., May 15, from 4 – 6 p.m.
Anne, who is promoting her new novel, “The Devil’s Son: Cap Hatfield and the End of the Hatfield and McCoy Feud,” will be greeting the public and autographing copies of her book at the store, located at 275 Mall Road. She’ll also be joined by Mountain State historian and writer F. Keith Davis, author of “The Secret Life and Brutal Death of Mamie Thurman,” “Images of America: Logan County, WV,” and co-author of “The Feuding Hatfields & McCoys.” The public is invited.
A brand new book by state publisher Woodland Press, “The Devil’s Son” is described as a vast historical epic that breathes life into the individuals and families on either side of the Tug River. At the center of the tale is Cap Hatfield, son of Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield, the seminal figure in the feud. While the battle rages, Cap wrestles with coming of age in the shadow of his father, the Devil.
The novel takes the reader on a journey alongside Cap, son of the feared Devil Anse, who raises his children illiterate and unguided in an isolated region of late nineteenth century southern West Virginia. The family earns a living at timbering, but is frequently forced to halt work to engage in deadly battles with McCoys and posses marauding from across the border in Kentucky. Wealthy and powerful, land and mineral-hungry coal and railroad interests enter the region.
The book, along with several other titles, is also being used as background historical information for the upcoming documentary on the Hatfield and McCoy Feud, by Emmy®-nominated Director Mark Cowen, to air nationwide on Saturday, June 2 at 4 pm ET, on the History Channel. Anne was also interviewed for that film. The documentary will only air days before the debut of the big budget mini-series that will star Kevin Costner. The Costner series begins May 28-30th on the History Channel.
Anne Black Gray, the author, grew up in Parkersburg. She graduated with a degree in physics from Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, then went on to spend thirty-five years as an engineer and manager in the aerospace industry in Los Angeles.
Anne Black Gray is married, lives in Los Angeles, and has two grown daughters and two baby grandsons.
In addition to her Tug Valley appearance, she is also scheduled to be at book events in Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, Logan and Morgantown over the next week.
For additional information about Anne Black Gray or about Reed’s Home Décor and Gifts, call 606-237-0013, or see woodlandpress.com.
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