BOOK REVIEW: 'Legends of the Mountain State': 13 Scary Stories from a scary state

By David M. Kinchen
Huntingtonnews.net Book Critic

West Virginia often can be a scary state, and the 13 stories included in the anthology "Legends of the Mountain State: Ghostly Tales from the State of West Virginia" (Woodland Press, Logan, WV, 160 pages, $18.95) graphically demonstrate just how scary.

Former President Carter shows interest in Woodland Press title

Former President Jimmy Carter

President Jimmy Carter, the 39th president, demonstrated his interest in Woodland Press, LLC and in one of its most popular and enduring titles, "West Virginia Tough Boys," when he posed for this photograph in 2004. The title is authored by Woodland Press co-founder F. Keith Davis, with a foreword by West Virginia Senate President and Lt. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (of course, since that time, the new, revised edition of WV Tough Boys has been released in quality softcover).

Local author releases book on W.Va. UFO sightings

It's been said that the state of West Virginia has a long history of unexplained happenings and bizarre sightings of unidentified flying objects. Among these have been high profile incidents such as the famed Braxton County Monster occurrence, the legendary Mothman sightings and the infamous Men in Black investigators that have garnered international attention to the Appalachian Mountains.