Sharyn McCrumb -
Award Winning Southern Writer
Sharyn McCrumb, Award Winning Southern Writer 

Sharyn McCrumb is an award-winning Southern writer, best known for her Appalachian "Ballad" novels, including the New York Times best sellers The Ballad of Frankie Silver and She Walks These Hills, and for St. Dale, winner of a Library of Virginia Award and featured at the National Festival of the Book.
 
Her current novel, King's Mountain (Thomas Dunne, 2013) tells the story of the Revolutionary War battle that has been called "the turning point of the war." Told from the points of view of Patriot militia colonel John Sevier and Tory camp follower Virginia Sal, the novel brings to life a little-known story of the American Revolution: how an unpaid, unequipped volunteer army of Appalachian frontiersmen set off in search of the enemy, and won a battle against well-trained British troops, thus giving the colonists the hope of victory.
 
In 2008 the Library of Virginia named Sharyn McCrumb a Virginia Woman of History for Achievement in Literature.

We invite you to visit our online shop for your copies of Sharyn's novels, eBooks, audio books, CDs of original and historic ballads and readings by the author, the tote bag, posters and coffee mug. You can shop confidently and securely with your Visa or MasterCard.
 
 
 
 
Spring is the Season for Author Appearances

In April, Sharyn will present programs at Barton College, Wilson NC; Museum of Portsmouth, VA; Lexington VA; Blacksburg VA; Chowan College, Murfreesboro, NC and more.
More information and a list of appearances

Ghost Riders on the Stage

Sharyn McCrumb's award-winning Ghost Riders about the Civil War in the mountains is being adapted for the stage by the Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville, NC. It will run from June 7-21. We will keep you posted as things progress.

 

Nora Bonesteel is Back!
A Christmas novella titled Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past will be published in September 2014 by Abingdon Press of Tennessee.

 

The Rosewood Casket - New Edition
The Rosewood Casket is now available in a new edition from St. Martin's Press. This requiem for the mountain land lost to development and environmental problems is also a moving account of four grown sons, who have returned to the family farm to build a coffin for their dying father.

Buy your signed copy here.

Platinum Award - Best Mountain Writer
Sharyn McCrumb earned the Platinum Award for Best Mountain Writer inside the 25th Anniversary Edition of Blue Ridge Country Magazine,
'The Best of the Mountains 2013'.
King's Mountain
Sharyn McCrumb's next Ballad novel, King's Mountain, was published in September 2013 by St. Martins Press. The novel tells the story of the Overmountain Men, a group of unpaid volunteers from the southern Appalachians, who fought the Revolutionary War battle at King's Mountain, just west of Charlotte NC.

George Washington's Continental Army was losing the war in the north, and the victory of the Overmountain Men renewed the colonist's optimism for the cause. Thomas Jefferson called it the turning point of the war.

The battle of King's Mountain is a Who's Who of the colonial frontier. The Overmountain Men included: John Sevier, first governor of Tennessee; Isaac Shelby, first governor of Kentucky; William Campbell, brother-in-law of Virginia governor Patrick Henry; John Crockett, father of frontiersman Davy Crockett; David Vance, grandfather of NC's Civil War governor Zebulon B. Vance; and Jonathan Tipton, the 7-times great-grandfather of author Sharyn McCrumb.

More on King's Mountain • Buy your signed copy here

 

The Ballad of Frankie Silver
The Ballad of Frankie Silver is now available in a new edition by St. Martins Press. The novel, a New York Times best-seller, tells the moving story of the 18-year old mountain girl who became the first woman hanged for murder in the state of North Carolina (1833.)

Buy your signed copy here.

Kindle Edition of Ghost Riders

Ghost Riders is now available in electronic format. This novel, winner of the Audie Award for Best Recorded Novel (Brilliance Audio) and the Wilma Dykeman Award from the East Tennessee Historical Society is now available in a new trade paperback edition from Blair Press and in electronic format on Nook & Kindle.
 
 
New Edition of Ghost Riders
A new edition of Ghost Riders, Sharyn McCrumb's award-winning novel about the Civil War in the Southern mountains has been published by John F. Blair Press of Winston-Salem.
 
The new edition features a foreword by Civil War historian Michael C. Hardy, North Carolina's Historian of the Year, an area map, and new photos of the historical figures featured in the novel. Sharyn McCrumb and Michael Hardy will be doing programs this spring. Ghost Riders is available in bookstores and on e-books.

For a Readers Guide to the Novel, see the Ghost Riders page.

You can buy a signed copy right here.
 
 

 
     
  We invite you to visit our online shop for your copies of Sharyn's novels, eBooks, audio books, CDs of original and historic ballads and readings by the author, the tote bag, posters and coffee mug. You can shop confidently and securely with your Visa or MasterCard.
 
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