Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Harlan County Haunts

You may have seen Harlan County Haunts and More Harlan County Haunts by local writer Darla Jackson in stores. And if you haven't, ask. Jackson, a lifelong Native of Harlan County, has compiled two fine collections, each containing over a hundred individual reports of ghosts, monsters, angels and other paranormal and mysterious phenomena.

Her books can be purchased at Jewelcraft, Harlan A.R.H. in Harlan, KY, Kilgore's in Evarts, KY, Brookhaven in London, KY and Cumberland Falls State Park Gift Shop in Whitley County, KY. And, of course, at the usual places like Amazon, and also Jackson's Lulu store.

Jackson is currently working on Mountain Murders, a collection of cold case files from Harlan County.

According to the Kentucky Arts Council:

As a dancer, Darla is an experienced Appalachian clog dancer and has visited schools as a performer, dance instructor and coach for teachers eager to learn Appalachian culture. Growing up in the mountains of Harlan County, she was exposed to different styles of Appalachian dance and music. Clogging is her passion. Darla is a Cherokee Indian and is enrolled in a state recognized Native American tribe.

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