Woodland Press becomes ‘Recognized Publisher’ by ITW

  • By David M. Kinchen
Woodland Press becomes 'Recognized Publisher' by ITW
Chapmanville, WV (HNN)  — Woodland Press, an independent book publishing firm located in Chapmanville, has recently been recognized by the International Thriller Writers Association and meets all ITW criteria for a commercial publisher.

“We are pleased to be associated with this prestigious organization,” said Woodland Press CEO F. Keith Davis. “Our organization continues to place an emphasis on Appalachian themes, exceptional storytelling and literary excellence. It is a great honor to be recognized nationally for these efforts.”

Woodland Press national and regional book titles include the Bram Stoker Award-winning title Writers Workshop of Horror; Legends of the Mountain State series; Full Bone Moon; Tale of the Devil: The Biography of Davil Anse Hatfield; Specters in Coal Dust; Shadows and Mountains, The Mothman Files, The Feuding Hatfield and McCoys; The Secret Life and Brutal Death of Mamie Thurman; Arch: The Life of Gov. Arch Moore, Jr.; and many others.

The International Thriller Writers is an honorary society of authors, both fiction and nonfiction, who write books broadly classified as “thrillers.” This would include (but isn’t limited to) such subjects as murder mystery, detective, suspense, horror, supernatural, action, espionage, true crime, war, adventure and myriad similar subject areas.

For additional information, see www.thrillerwriters.org or www.woodlandpress.com.

Editor’s note: David M. Kinchen, HNN’s book reviewer, congratulates Woodland Press on this achievement. He says: “I’ve reviewed many books — fiction and fact —  from Keith Davis’ shop and have enjoyed them all. His editing is of the highest level and West Virginians should be proud that Woodland Press is an important part of the arts scene in the Mountain State.”


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