Hechler on teaching
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Ken Hechler, former congressman and West Virginia secretary of state, has written "How to be a Great Teacher."
In chapter one, he notes that he was trained as a teacher "and enjoyed the happiest years of my life" in the classrooms of Columbia College, Barnard College, Princeton, the University of Charleston and Marshall University.
The book is published by Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula, Mont.
Picture book of robins
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- John M.H. Pratt, of Charleston, has published a small paperback picture book of a family of robins.
He says "The Magic Window" was inspired by the reactions of his nieces and nephews to the photographs. For more information on the book and for more photographs, visit www.jacketflap.com/jmhp.
Yarns of Appalachia
CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. -- Woodland Press of Chapmanville has published a collection of poems and stories inspired by Appalachia.
Cat Pleska and Michael Knost edited the collection. Contributors include Karin Fuller, Lynne Schwartz-Barker, Rob Merritt, Frank Larnerd, Mary Lucille DeBerry and Barbara Smith.
For more information, visit www.woodlandpress.com.