From the Appalachians to the Alleghenies Author:Phillip Hartsock I was born and raised in the abject poverty of Harlan and Letcher County in Southeastern Kentucky. My father was a Coal miner and my mother was a "stay at home Mom". I was separated from my siblings, and extended family, at an early age for various reasons including divorce, family turmoil, military, marriage etc... — After being uprooted from ... more »Kentucky at age thirteen, I traveled along with my father and younger brother, through practically every state in the lower forty eight where I was exposed to many hardships including homelessness, assault, kidnap, being held as a hostage, and many other unspeakable horrors.
All of this exposure led me to realize how much I missed home and the Appalachian Mountain region where I grew up and later would lead me to write what came to be ther start of this book. My family and I now reside in Western Pennsylvania in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains.« less