Jayne Anne Phillips

Mushroom Mania, Soul Food And Aunt Jeanie, Inside Appalachia

This week on Inside Appalachia, we head to the woods and take a master class in foraging for wild mushrooms. We also break bread and talk soul food with Xavier Oglesby. And we’ll hear about old-time music legend Aunt Jeannie Wilson.

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Vaccines, Bus Drivers And Pumpkins, This West Virginia Week

On this West Virginia Week, we heard about education in the state - from the bus driver shortage, to how a new West Virginia law is helping child literacy. We heard from author Jayne Anne Phillips about her latest novel. We talked to health officials in the state and learned how and where to get vaccines. And we visited the Kenova Pumpkin House as it gets ready for its five night Halloween celebration.

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A Conversation With Novelist Jayne Anne Phillips And Writing About A Lunatic Asylum, This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, Upshur County native and bestselling novelist Jayne Anne Phillips is the author of six books, including her latest Night Watch, a story which takes place at the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum several years after the Civil War ended. Bill Lynch spoke with Phillips about writing novels and growing up near the asylum.

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