In time I found heroes like Thomas Wolfe, Jon Fox, Jr., and Jesse Stuart, who inspired me. In her
interviews with folks who have achieved success in every area from sports to medicine, from writing to education, Amy Clark's
stories will inspire the reader to achieve his
As a proud son of the 'hill country' who has achieved a degree of success, I recommend this book with enthusiasm and admiration.
Bestselling author Adriana Trigiani writes that the book includes "the best and brightest of our hills and taps their infinite powers of faith, ambition and belief, to show us all a better way to live."
Amy Clark teaches courses in writing and Appalachian studies at the University of Virginia's College at Wise where she is founding Director of the Appalachian Writing Project.
Clark's work on Appalachia has appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
and Tampa Tribune
as well as Blue Ridge Country, Now and Then, and Appalachian Heritage magazines
is currently co-editing a book on the dialects of the Appalachian region.
A native of Lee County, Virginia, Clark
now makes her
home in Big Stone Gap, Virginia with her
husband, son and daughter.