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West Virginia Women Writers: Belinda Anderson

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Belinda Anderson (1959- ) Pond Gap, Monroe County

Belinda Anderson populates her books with everyday people and, as she explained to a Tamarack reporter, she writes in the same clear and direct language she hears from West Virginians. She describes this language as “the rich and stark treasure of the mountains.” 

 Anderson, a former newspaper reporter, focuses on Appalachia and the people who reside here. She writes fiction and nonfiction. She compiles book and publishes material in periodicals and encyclopedias.  She writes for adults and she writes for children. She has written about artists, books, caves, caverns, history, literature, parks, resorts, writers, etc., in West Virginia. 

Photo credit: provided by author

Books

Bingo Cheaters. Charleston, WV: Mountain State Press, c2006.

Buckle Up Buttercup. Charleston, W.V.: Mountain State Press, 2008.

Jackson vs. Witchy Wanda: Making Kid Soup. Charleston, WV: Mountain State Press, 2013

The Well Ain't Dry Yet. Charleston, WV: Mountain State Press, 2001.

Collections

Fed  Blade: Tales and Poems from the Mountains.  A celebration of West Virginia talent. Includes contributions from Belinda Anderson and 27 other Mountain State writers and poets.  Edited by Cat Pleska and Michael Knost. [Chapmanville, W. Va.]:  Woodland Press, LLC, c2012.

Seeking the Swan. A selection of winning entries in the annual writing competition of West Virginia Writers, Inc. 1996-2006, edited by Wilma Acree. West Virginia Writers Inc. 2008. Includes works by Belinda Anderson.

Selected Works

Links to selected online articles by and about Belinda

Websites

Author's Website

Goodreads







Podcasts

Awards

2004 -- Included on the West Virginia Literary Map, From A Place Called Solid: West Virginia and its Writers, from the West Virginia Folk Life Center at Fairmont State University

1999 -- Southwest Florida Writers’ Conference First Novel Award

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