Adriana Trigiani, is an Italian-American born in Big Stone Gap and has written 18 novels, including Big Stone Gap, Big Cherry Holler and Tony s Wife .
Martin Clark , a retired Virginia circuit court judge, is the author of five novels including the The Substitution Order and The Legal Limit.
Samuel Shem (pen name of Stephen Bergman) is an award-winning playwright and the author of Man s 4th Best Hospital, and a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty.
Thomas Kapsidelis a freelance journalist and former editor is the author of After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings. (Carmen.et.Error)