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West Virginia Day: Get Your Feud On At Quincy Walmart
QUINCY, W.Va. – Walmart says it’s time to "get your feud on." The recent History channel Hatfields & McCoys miniseries and documentary that aired earlier in the month, which received record-breaking viewership, has created a national stir toward anything related to the famous family vendetta.
The story about the border clash among opposing families has been a boom for the network—and is already being called by many an unprecedented entertainment phenomenon. Eyes across the country are now fixed on the Mountain State and the Tug River Valley as the nation continues to experience feud-mania; and so, in celebration of West Virginia Day, the Quincy Walmart location is proud to present a huge booksigning event featuring a variety of bestselling state authors, novelists and editors, including F. Keith Davis, historian and co-author of the current national top-selling book, The Feuding Hatfields & McCoys, on Wed., June 20, from 4 – 8:30 PM.
Davis was recently interviewed on-camera for the History channel documentary, "The Hatfields and McCoys: America’s Greatest Feud," which was narrated by Kevin Costner and directed by Mark Cowen, the Emmy®-nominated director of Band of Brothers. The show debuted on Sat., June 2nd, in conjunction with the blockbuster miniseries. Huntington native and Marshall graduate Darrell Fetty, a veteran Hollywood actor and writer, who also played Doc Rutherford in the miniseries, produced both the documentary film and the miniseries; and Huntington-based film crew Trifecta Productions shot it extensively in West Virginia and Kentucky using local reenactors for the film’s intense action scenes.
Davis provided rare photos and resource material for the films, as well. Over the years, he’s also been featured on C-Span BookTV; CBN News-700 Club; CBS; WV Public Television and Radio; Metronews Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval; and elsewhere. Besides being an author, he is a book publisher and the president and CEO of Woodland Press.
Planners at the Quincy store are announcing that all profits Walmart derives from the sales of these authors' books on West Virginia Day will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network. “We’re excited about this all-West Virginia event that focuses on the literary arts, regional authors, and our state’s unique history,” said a local Walmart organizer. “And it’s all for a great cause, too. We encourage the public to come out and choose from a variety of Hatfield and McCoy book titles, and other exceptional books, too!”
"It's especially meaningful and exciting for us to be having such an event on West Virginia Day," said Davis. "We really appreciate Walmart and thank them for their interest in state writers, Appalachian stories, and in preserving West Virginia history. We encourage the public to join us for this special day."
Along with Davis, authors who will be at the event will include International Bram Stoker Award-winner Michael Knost, Brian J. Hatcher, Ellen Thompson McCloud ("WV Queen of Horror,") and Jessie Grayson. In addition, novelist and editor G. Cameron Fuller and his wife, popular Charleston Gazette columnist Karin Fuller——both national Writers Digest award-winning authors—will be on hand to personalize copies of their own respective titles.
Regional books being featured during the event will be Tale of the Devil: The Biography of Devil Anse Hatfield; The Devil’s Son: Cap Hatfield and the End of the Hatfield and McCoy Feud; The Feuding Hatfields & McCoys; The Secret Life and Brutal Death of Mamie Thurman; Legends of the Mountain State; Specters in Coal Dust; The Mothman Files; Full Bone Moon; Shadows and Mountains; Writers Workshop of Horror; Stories From the Hearth; and others.
Walmart is located at 1001 Warrior Way, Quincy, WV 25015. Call (800) 881-9180 for additional details.
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PHOTO: Left, Hatfields & McCoys producer/writer Darrell Fetty is shown with F. Keith Davis at the state premiere of Hatfields & McCoys at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in Huntington, WV. Fetty was also the producer of a new History channel documentary, "America's Greatest Feud: Hatfields and McCoys,” narrated by Kevin Costner.
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