My Writing Put to Good Use

Today I received an award from Hospice of Huntington for my services as a Patient Volunteer. I was shocked, but very grateful, to receive it. In the picture below you can’t really see the beautiful little glass angel statuette that I received in addition to the certificate, as it’s mostly hidden inside my big hand!

One of the reasons given for my award is that I wrote a story about being present during the death of one of my Hospice patients. That story is now being used as part of the training material for new Patient Volunteers. It’s very gratifying to see a piece of my writing being put to such good use.

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May 19th Book Signing at Huntington Mall

On Saturday, May 19th I’ll be selling and signing all of my books at the Center Court of the Huntington Mall in Barboursville, WV during the Tir-State Authors Book Fair. There will be lots of other local authors at this event, along with family activities like face painting and costumed characters such as Clifford the Big Red Dog. Hope to see you there!


Pictures from Book Signing at Dogwood Arts & Crafts Festival

I had a great time, sold and signed lots of books, and met even more great people. Thanks to all who attended this event and dropped by the Appalachian Authors booth.

The first picture below is from the Huntington Herald-Dispatch, and it caught me in a moment of fatigue after signing so many books. It’s funnier than flattering, but that’s the way it goes sometimes!

23306132EPam Marie Thompson signing book while Carter Taylor Seaton watches, and I rub my tired eyes in the background.


A much more flattering picture of me in the Appalachian Authors booth, complete with my trademark straw hat.


A picture I took of our booth, featuring happy local authors Suzanne Alexander, John Hash, and Carter Taylor Seaton.