About the author
Barbara Elliott is a UK (undertaker's kid) from Smithfield, North Carolina. She graduated from Duke University as an English major with no real post-graduate plans, so she took a job as assistant editor of The Journal of Parapsychology. There followed a dizzying array of jobs writing for universities, public television, arts organizations and one really big bank. She has lived in the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia since 1992 and is the self-described "Forrest Gump of PR" in the region, having worked for just about every organization around. She lives in Frankford, WV, with her husband, David, and a house full of spoiled pets.