4th-Grader Shares Story that Earned Him 1st Place in Writing Contest

Jun 28, 2019

On this West Virginia Morning, we have a story from our occasional series showcasing some of our youth writers. Elliot Jackson was a winner among fourth-graders in West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s 2019 writers contest. We’ll hear from more winners here on West Virginia Morning.

We also hear from one of the region’s adult writers. After a career working in the international intelligence community, cold war spy novels have become Huntington author Michael Connick’s forte. 

His latest book, a crime novel, is titled “HPD”. It focuses on the Huntington Police Department in present day. Connick spoke with Eric Douglas.

And this week’s Mountain Stage Song of the Week is Lee Ann Womack’s performance of "All The Trouble," which was nominated for song of the year at the 2018 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards, in Nashville.

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West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Caitlin Tan, Jessica Lilly, Kara Lofton, Liz McCormick, Dave Mistich, Brittany Patterson, Eric Douglas, Cory Knollinger, Emily Allen and Roxy Todd.

Our news director is Jesse Wright and our producer is Glynis Board. Zander Aloi, Teresa Wills and Chuck Anziulewicz hosted the show this week.