The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog! – Calvin

It’s a hard, depressing business. The road is littered with bodies, dead manuscripts, and broken dreams. Some of those dreams are mine. But I keep my eye on the Mountain. I concentrate on the Journey. I write Story from my heart. And I’ll just keep trudging along. That’s all we can do in the end, or quit the Journey entirely. – Joely Sue Burkhart


Author: Mari Adkins

Appalachian gothic fiction writer - my works reflect a love of literature flavored by the darkness and magic residing in these ancient mountains. In my spare time, I'm a Simmer, I tumbl, I journal, but I always have a very strange sense of humor. I have lived away from the mountains and lived deep in the mountains. I currently live in Central Kentucky with my lifepartner and his cat. The mountains, their culture, their superstitions, their particular magics, will always be in my blood.