Ohio author explores pioneers of America
Do you have stories, handed down through your family, from pioneer days in eastern Kentucky? If you do, Ohio author, James Allen Murray, of Waverly and Columbus, wants to hear them. Murray is relying on his family roots in the Big Sandy Valley, as he pens the follow-up historical novel to his first literary endeavor, Cornerstone: A Story of Peter Francisco & American Independence. Murrayâ€™s next novel continues where the first leaves off. The follow-up novel, Frontiers: A Story of Chief Charles Renatus Hicks & the New American Nation, centers around pioneer settlement, statehood and expansion of the newly independent American nation. Murray plans a unique book tour, just for that purpose, with stops in Ashland, Louisa, Paintsville, Salyersville Prestonsburg and Pikeville, in March.