In 2012 my first book, Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies was published by University Press of Kentucky. The opportunity to write the book came about because on October 31, 2009 I accepted a lunch invitation from the publisher’s acquisitions editor.
The lunch invitation came about because the acquisitions editor had read an article in the Lexington Herald Leader about NSN presenting me with a Circle of Excellence Award earlier that same month. The article came about because one of the many NSN volunteers wrote and submitted timely press releases on all NSN award recipients. The award itself came about because my NSN colleagues took the time to research my accomplishments and nominate me for an award.
Because of NSN, I’m now a published author. Yes, National Storytelling Network does indeed grow storytellers and change lives. Thank you, NSN.