Temple, a West Virginia University Assistant Professor of
Journalism, teaches news and feature-writing courses and heads
the News-Editorial sequence. He is a former staff writer for the
Tampa Tribune and reporter for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
In addition to Cancer Stories: Lessons in Love, Loss and Hope,
his forthcoming book, Deadhouse, will be published by the
University of Mississippi Press.
Van Hook was born in Huntington and graduated from Ohio University
with a degree in journalism. Van Hook spent twenty-two years working
as a newspaper journalist before resigning to focus on a fiction-writing
career. Her first book, The Mystery of the Shrunken Heads,
introduced the character Supergranny, a "gray-haired detective
who drives a red Ferrari and fights crime." There are now
seven Supergranny tales. She has also published an adult
mystery, Fiction, Fact, and Murder. The novel is set in a town
based loosely on Buckhannon, WV, and features a college very similar
to WV Wesleyan College.
Walls is a graduate of Barnard College and lived in Welch,
WV for a brief time. She is the former gossip correspondent for
E! Channel and New York Magazine's "Intelligencer".
She can now be seen on MSNBC television and appears on MSNBC online.
Ms. Walls lives in New York City with her husband who is also
an author. Her first book, Dish: The Inside Story of the World
of Gossip, was followed by her most recent penning, The
Glass Castle, that tells the story of her nomadic and hardscrabble
childhood as well as her free-spirited but negligent parents.