West Virginia (WV) Authors

  • The books (and authors) listed below are works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction written by West Virginians, whether they were born here, grew up here and moved, or have been here their whole lives.

  • This is not a full bibliography, as some authors have too large a number of published titles.

  • Adams, Gail Galloway. The Purchase of Order
  • Anderson, Belinda. The Well Ain't Dry Yet
  • Anderson, Maggie. Cold Comfort
  • Anderson, Maggie. The Great Horned Owl
  • Anderson, Maggie. A Space Filled with Moving
  • Anderson, Maggie. Years That Answer
  • Anderson, Maggie. Windfall
  • Battlo, Jean. (Any of her works; playwright/ poet/ essayist)
  • Benedict, Pinckney. Dogs of God
  • Benedict, Pinckney. Town Smokes
  • Benedict, Pinckney. The Wrecking Yard
  • Billheimer, John. The Contrary Blues
  • Billheimer, John. Highway Robbery
  • Billheimer, John. Dismal Mountain
  • Brand, Irene B. (any publications)
  • Brown, Drollene. (any publications)
  • Buck, Pearl S. The Good Earth
  • Buck, Pearl S. The Patriot
  • Buck, Pearl S. Dragon Seed
  • Buck, Pearl S. Kinfolk
  • Buck, Pearl S. (any other; over 75 publications.)
  • Byars, Betsy. Summer of the Swan
  • Byars, Betsy. (any other publications)
  • Chamberlain, Anne. The Tall Dark Man
  • Chamberlain, Anne. The Soldier Room
  • Chamberlain, Anne. The Darkest Bough
  • Coberly, Lenore McComas. The Handywoman Stories
  • Cooney, Nancy Evans. (Any. Children's books author.)
  • Coonts, Stephen. Flight of the Intruder
  • Coonts, Stephen. Final Flight
  • Coonts, Stephen. The Minotaur
  • Coonts, Stephen. Under Siege
  • Coonts, Stephen. The Red Horseman
  • Coonts, Stephen. The Intruders
  • Coonts, Stephen. Fortunes of War
  • Coonts, Stephen. Cuba
  • Coonts, Stephen. Hong Kong
  • Coonts, Stephen. America
  • Coonts, Stephen. Saucer
  • Coonts, Stephen. Cannibal Queen
  • Coonts, Stephen. War in the Air
  • Currey, Richard. Wars of Heaven
  • Currey, Richard. Lost Highway
  • Currey, Richard. Fatal Light
  • Currey, Richard. Crossing Over
  • Davis, Julia. Sword of the Vikings
  • Davis, Julia. Mountains are Free
  • Davis, Julia. The Shenandoah
  • Davis, Julia. (any other; over 20 publications)
  • Dawson, Jim. The Twist
  • Dawson, Jim. Who Cut the Cheese?
  • Dawson, Jim. 45 RPM
  • Dawson, Jim. Memories of Buddy Holly
  • DeFoe, Mark. Bringing Home Breakfast
  • DeFoe, Mark. Palmate
  • DeFoe, Mark. Air
  • DeFoe, Mark. Aviary
  • DeFoe, Mark. The Green Chair
  • Demby, William. Beetlecreek
  • Demby, William. The Catacombs
  • Demby, William. Love Story Black
  • Demby, William. Blueboy
  • Depta, Victor M. Idol and Sanctuary
  • Depta, Victor M. The Gate of Paradise
  • Depta, Victor M. (any poetry volumes.)
  • DeVault, William F. PanthEon
  • DeVault, William F. From Out of the City
  • DeVault, William F. From An Unexpected Quarter
  • DeVault, William F. Love Gods of a Forgotten Religion
  • Douglas, John. Blind Spring Rambler
  • Douglas, John. Haunts
  • Douglas, John. Shawnee Alley Fire
  • Doyle, Ben. Radio Radio (married; name now Ben Doller)
  • Eversole, Robyn. (any; children's books author)
  • Furbee, Mary Rodd. (any published work.)
  • Gates, Henry Louis. Colored People
  • Gates, Henry Louis. (any of his other, nonfiction.)
  • Giardina, Denise. Storming Heaven
  • Giardina, Denise. Good King Harry
  • Giardina, Denise. Saints and Villains
  • Giardina, Denise. Fallam's Secret
  • Giardina, Denise. The Unquiet Earth
  • Grubb, Davis. Fool’s Parade
  • Grubb, Davis. Night of the Hunter
  • Grubb, Davis. Dream of Kings
  • Grubb, Davis. The Watchman
  • Grubb, Davis. Voices of Glory
  • Grubb, Davis. Tree Full of Stars
  • Grubb, Davis. Shadow of My Brother
  • Grubb, Davis. Golden Sickle
  • Grubb, Davis. Barefoot Man
  • Grubb, Davis. Ancient Lights
  • Harmon, Roy Lee. Roses in December.
  • Harvey, Vera Andrew. Touching the Stars
  • Harshbarger, Dwight. In the Heart of the Hills
  • Harsman, Marc. (any publication of various genres)
  • Haydon, June. Trail of Love. (see also pen names Rosalind Fox or Taria Hayford)
  • Haynes, Mary. Pot Belly Tales
  • Haynes, Mary. Wordchanger
  • Haynes, Mary. Raider's Sky
  • Haynes, Mary. Catch the Sea
  • Haynes, Mary. Great Pretenders
  • Headley, Jason. Small Town Odds
  • Hechler, Ken. The Bridge at Remagen
  • Hechler, Ken. (any other publication)
  • Hickam, Homer. Rocket Boys
  • Hickam, Homer. Torpedo Junction
  • Hickam, Homer. Back to the Moon
  • Hickam, Homer. Coalwood Way
  • Hickam, Homer. Sky of Stone
  • Hoffman, William. The Trumpet Unblown
  • Hoffman, William. Days in the Yellow Leaf
  • Hoffman, William. Place for my Head
  • Hoffman, William. The Dark Mountains
  • Hoffman, William. Yancey's War
  • Hoffman, William. Walk to the River
  • Hoffman, William. Death of Dreams
  • Hoffman, William. (any other publications)
  • Hunter, Kermit. (any publications; mostly a playwright)
  • Jakes, T. D. (any publications)
  • Janus, Christopher G. (any publications)
  • Johnson, Skip. Woods and Waters
  • Jones, Kathy. (any publications)
  • Kinder, Chuck. Honeymooners: A Cautionary Tale
  • Kinder, Chuck. Silver Ghost
  • Kinder, Chuck. Snakehunter
  • Kinder, Chuck. Last Mountain Dancer
  • Knowles, John. A Separate Peace
  • Knowles, John. Morning in Antibes
  • Knowles, John. Indian Summer
  • Knowles, John. The Paragon
  • Knowles, John. Spreading Fires
  • Knowles, John. Vein of Riches
  • Knowles, John. Peace Breaks Out
  • Knowles, John. Stolen Past
  • Knowles, John. Private Life of Axie Reed
  • Knowles, John. Phineas
  • Kromer, Tom. Waiting for Nothing
  • Latham, Jean Lee. (any publications)
  • Lee, Howard B. Bloodletting in Appalachia
  • Lee, Howard B. (any other publications)
  • Leigh, Nick. The Ultimate Apostle
  • Leroy, JT. Sarah
  • Leroy, JT. Harold's End
  • Leroy, JT. The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things
  • Maillard, Keith. Two Strand River
  • Maillard, Keith. Alex Driving South
  • Maillard, Keith. Knife in My Hands
  • Maillard, Keith. Cutting Through
  • Maillard, Keith. Light in the Company of Women
  • Maillard, Keith. Morgantown
  • Maillard, Keith. (any other publications)
  • Mann, Jeff. Bliss
  • Mann, Jeff. Mountain Fireflies
  • Mann, Jeff. On the Tongue
  • Mann, Jeff. Bones Washed with Wine
  • Mann, Jeff. (any other publications)
  • Marshall, Catherine. Christy
  • Mays, Lee. Worse Torse Vorse
  • Maynard, Lee. Crum
  • Maynard, Lee. Screaming with the Cannibals
  • Mazzio, Joann. The One Who Came Back
  • Mazzio, Joann. Leaving El Dorado
  • McKinney, Irene. Six O’clock Mine Report
  • McKinney, Irene. Quick Fire and Slow Fire
  • McKinney, Irene. Wasps at the Blue Hexagons
  • McKinney, Irene. Room for the Wakers
  • McKinney, Irene. Girl with the Stone in Her Lap
  • McNeill, Louise. Time is Our House
  • McNeill, Louise. Milkweed Ladies
  • McNeill, Louise. Gauley Mountain
  • McNeill, Louise. (any other publications)
  • McPherson, James Lowell. Goodbye Rosie
  • Merical, Nancy. Beginning of Sorrows
  • Merical, Nancy. Someday
  • Merical, Nancy. (any other publications)
  • Milnes, Gerald. (any publications)
  • Musick, Ruth Ann. The Telltale Lilac Bush
  • Myers, Karl Dewey. The Quick Years.
  • Myers, Walter Dean. Golden Serpent
  • Myers, Walter Dean. Fallen Angels
  • Myers, Walter Dean. Somewhere in the Darkness
  • Myers, Walter Dean. Glory Field
  • Myers, Walter Dean. (any other 40+ publications)
  • Neely, Bill. (any publications)
  • Nieman, Valerie. Neena Gathering
  • Nieman, Valerie. Survivors
  • Nieman, Valerie. Fidelities
  • Pancake, Ann. Strange as This Weather Has Been
  • Pancake, Ann. Given Ground
  • Pancake, Breece D’J. The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake
  • Pedneau, Dave. (any publications)
  • Phillips, Jayne Anne. Shelter
  • Phillips, Jayne Anne. MotherKind
  • Phillips, Jayne Anne. Black Tickets
  • Phillips, Jayne Anne. Fast Lanes
  • Phillips, Jayne Anne. Machine Dreams
  • Phillips, Jayne Anne. Sweethearts
  • Phillips, Jayne Anne. Counting
  • Phillips, Jayne Anne. How Mickey Made It
  • Phillips, Jayne Anne. The Secret Country
  • Post, Melville Davisson. Dwellers in the Hills
  • Post, Melville Davisson. The Mountain School-Teacher
  • Price, Eugenia. New Moon Rising
  • Price, Eugenia. Beauty From Ashes
  • Price, Eugenia. To See Your Face Again
  • Price, Eugenia. (any other publications)
  • Pritchard, Sara. Crackpots
  • Pritchard, Sara. Lately
  • Purdy, Jebediah. For Common Things
  • Rubio, Carlos. (any publications)
  • Rylant, Cynthia. Henry and Mudge (large series)
  • Rylant, Cynthia. Missing May
  • Rylant, Cynthia. When I Was Young in the Mountains
  • Rylant, Cynthia. A Fine White Dust
  • Rylant, Cynthia. God Went to Beauty School
  • Rylant, Cynthia. A Blue-Eyed Daisy
  • Rylant, Cynthia. (any other publications)
  • Scherf, Margaret. Never Turn Your Back
  • Scherf, Margaret. If You Want a Murder Well Done
  • Scherf, Margaret. (any other, 40+ publications)
  • Schmitt, Richard. The Aerialist
  • Savage, Lon. Thunder In the Mountains: The West Virginia Mine War, 1920-21
  • Settle, Mary Lee. Blood Tie
  • Settle, Mary Lee. The Beulah Quintet (series)
  • Settle, Mary Lee. (any other publications)
  • Skidmore, Hubert. Hawk's Nest
  • Skidmore, Hubert. River Rising!
  • Skidmore, Hubert. (any other publications)
  • Slate, Joseph. (any publication; picture book author)
  • Smith, Agnes. An Edge of the Forest.
  • Smucker, Anna Egan. No Star Nights
  • Smucker, Anna Egan. Outside the Window
  • Smucker, Anna Egan. A History of West Virginia
  • Stewart, Kevin. Margot
  • Sullivan, Ken (ed.). The West Virginia Encyclopedia
  • Suter, John F. (any publications)
  • Taylor, M. Glenn. Trenchmouth Taggart
  • Thompson, Carlene. Black for Remembrance
  • Thompson, Carlene. In the Event of My Death
  • Thompson, Carlene. (any other publications)
  • Tinnell, Robert. Feast of the Seven Fishes
  • Tinnell, Robert. (any graphic novel publications)
  • Van Hook, Beverly. Supergranny (mystery series)
  • Van Hook, Beverly. (any other publications)
  • Walls, Jeannette. The Glass Castle
  • Ware, Cheryl. Sea Monkey Summer (OR Flea Circus Summer)
  • Ware, Cheryl. Catty Cornered
  • Ware, Cheryl. Venola in Love
  • Ware, Cheryl. Roberta Price Has Head Lice
  • Ware, Clyde. The Eden Tree
  • Ware, Clyde. The Innocents
  • Washington, Booker T. Up From Slavery
  • Willis, Meredith Sue. In the Mountains of America
  • Willis, Meredith Sue. A Space Apart
  • Willis, Meredith Sue. Oradell at Sea
  • Willis, Meredith Sue. (any other publications)
  • Wilson-Kelly, Becky. (any publications; last name can be just "Kelly")