Month of May Special Offer!

Do you have graduation gifts looming in the near future? Or birthdays or anniversaries where you just don’t know of an appropriate, thoughtful gift idea?

Let me suggest that for some of your gift-giving needs, you need go no further than the end of this post for a solution.

For the month of May only, you can get a signed second edition copy of Slow Road Home plus a set of Blue Ridge Parkway or Floyd County note cards for only $25 delivered. That’s $4 off the usual price, and more than that if you’re from Virginia. I’ll pay state taxes too on this special offer.


Details for ordering by check are HERE. Order soon; note card sets are limited. (PayPal transfers also possible, email me.)

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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