Carter Taylor Seaton will be at the Linwood Community Library at 2 p.m. June 8 to discuss her new book, "Hippie Homesteaders: Arts, Crafts, Music, and Living on the Land in West Virginia."
The book tells the story of the back-to-the-land movement from the viewpoint of 40 artisans and musicians who came to West Virginia, lived on the land, and created successful careers with their craft. "Hippie Homesteaders" examines the serendipitous timing of this influx and the community and economic support these crafters received from residents and state agencies in West Virginia.
Seaton is the author of two previous novels, "Father's Troubles" and "amo, amas, amatan unconventional love story," numerous magazine articles, and several essays and short stories. In her earlier life, she directed a rural craft cooperative, was nominated for the Ladies Home Journal's "Women of the Year 1975" Award, and ran three marathons-Atlanta, New York City and Marine Corps-after she was 50.
ForeWord Magazine named her debut novel, "Father's Troubles," as a Book of the Year category finalist in 2003. Her second novel, "amo,amas, amatan unconventional love story," was designated "Indie Approved" by IndieReader.com.
She resides in Huntington with her husband, Richard Cobb, and their pup, Sadie. Currently she is writing the biography of former congressman and West Virginia secretary of state, Ken Hechler.
The Linwood Community Library is located at the junction of Route 66 and Snowshoe Drive. This free Sunday afternoon event will include a presentation by the author and refreshments. Call the library at 304-572-BOOK for more information.