Native West Virginian Richard Hartman, historian, writer and humorist, will present his latest book, A Night in the Woods, at A New Chapter bookstore in downtown Lewisburg on Saturday, Apr. 2, at 1 p.m. The book is a collection of humorous short stories and poems. The stories are based on true events in the author’s life in West Virginia, and several historic events including the most documented account of Greenbrier County-born French, the Alderson Lion, the details of which include new information on his life.
Hartman is a retired history professor, having taught at Marshall University and West Virginia State University. He enjoys a close 40-year connection with Lewisburg as his family has a cottage on the Greenbrier River near Ronceverte and had in-laws living here.
West Virginia author Colleen Anderson describes Mr. Hartman’s book as “like sitting around a campfire listening to a good storyteller with wit, grace, and a gift for laugh-out-loud metaphor.”
Jerry L. Hurley, author of Wildcrafting Days, says, “Richard Hartman is a new voice sharing a life interestingly lived.”
The author will be available for questions on writing, and will sign his book at the event.