Elkins-Randolph County Public Library

Lil' Leroi will be featured as the first read in our ALL ABOARD! Summer Reading Program for 2017.  Ms. Elbon will be reading her book for kids in grades K-5 at the WV Railroad Museum on Tuesday, June 27, at 10:00 a.m.  

The program is Free.

READING is to the Mind, what EXERCISE is to the Body

Ann Claycomb’s fiction has been published in American Short Fiction, Zahir, Fiction Weekly, Brevity, Hot Metal Bridge, The Evansville Review, Title Goes Here, and other publications. She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has an MFA in fiction from West Virginia University.

Professor Claycomb will be attending the Cool Chicks Read Book Club's first meetin,g on July 20, 2017, to discuss her book, The Mermaid's Daughter.  Copies of her book can be obtained at the library front desk, at cost, while supplies last. 

A modern-day expansion of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, this unforgettable debut novel weaves a spellbinding tale of magic and the power of love as a descendent of the original mermaid fights the terrible price of saving herself from a curse that has affected generations of women in her family...

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Available on Amazon in Paperback, Kindle, Audiobook or Audio CD 

 Inspiration for this story was a little yellow gasoline work train engine that serves the Durbin Rocket Ride. This story develops learning to like yourself, living with your neighbors, developing your talents and making the best of your opportunities. These stories recognize the switchback tracks built on the high Cheat Mountains. Powerful steam and Shay engines were built to switch back and forth on the tracks as they climbed to the mountain top. 

Put us in touch!  We love to get to know the West Virginia authors.  Send us the information and we will reach out.  

Want to meet a local author? Let us know your favorites, and we will try to arrange a signing at our library.

Julia Elbon 

The author is a Mountain State native--born, reared, and educated in West Virginia. Julia Lockridge Pitsenberger Elbon holds degrees from West Virginia University. Her educational career spanned levels from kindergarten to college.  She established the first elementary guidance program in Randolph County schools. She has also held several offices in Randolph County, WV, Julia read under a hickory tree in the pasture of the family homestead. Her children and grandchildren read there, too, and her daughter called it the reading tree . Although, Julia and her husband, Harold, are still working in real estate development, she finds time to enjoy writing. She has  two children and two grandchildren. These children s imagination and creativity are part of the rationale for the Switchback Stories.

Ann Claycomb 

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