Bob Sloan is a working writer who doesn't have, and isn't pursuing an MFA. He and his wife Julie live on thirty hillside acres east of Morehead, in a house that was his grandfather's, and his father's.
His Appalachian commentaries have been heard on NPR's "Morning Edition," and seen on the Lexington Herald-Leader's editorial page. His work has also appeared in the Christian Science Monitor. Wind Publications has released two books from Bob: the short story collection Bearskin to Holly Fork: Stories From Appalachia and more recently, Home Call: A Novel of Kentucky.
Bob has won a Gold Medal from the Faulkner Society of New Orleans, and a PRNDI from the professional association of public radio news directors.
He says his goal as a writer is "...to write honest stories that reflect the hard lot and the intelligence of the Appalachian working class and working poor."
Bob is available for speaking engagements, readings and custom writing assignments and is willing to negotiate his services as a writing coach or teacher.
Your thoughts, comments and questions are welcome, and may be directed to him at this email.