New Novel Continues Story of Cumberland Valley Pioneers

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Patty Kowing’s “Cumberland Music” offers 19th-century adventure

“As a child I would sit by the fire while my mother made oatmeal cookies and listen to the magical stories my grandma told her of growing up in the Cumberland Mountains.” This wholesome memory is much of the genesis of author Patty Kowing’s new book “Cumberland Music: A Kind-Hearted Frolic Through the Haunted Kentucky Mountains” (published by AuthorHouse).

“Cumberland Music” is a prequel to Kowing’s previous work, “The Cumberland Witch.” The stories told by her grandmother inspired Kowing to write the first work, but “… there were so many stories that I couldn’t fit into the novel that I began a sequel, “Cumberland Music.” I named the heroine Music for the 105-year-od midwife that delivered my father in 1912, one week after the Titanic sank.”

Tisily, one of the characters from “The Cumberland Witch,” is the main character in Cumberland Music. She serves the many pioneers in the Cumberland Valley in many roles: doctor, matchmaker and matriarch. Music, Tisily’s doctor, is also an important character; Tisily is slowly teaching her all the secrets she’ll need to know to someday take her place.

In the end, Kowing has a simple lesson for her readers: “Keep your mind open to magic in everyday life.”

About the Author
Patty Kowing has been a writer most of her life, with regular weekly and monthly columns in various small town newspapers where she has lived, covering a wide range of topics. She has owned and operated Patty’s Doggy Daycare for 16 years. She enjoys empowering women by training them to operate their own rescues, dog grooming and daycare businesses

Over the years Kowing’s hobbies have included scuba diving, piano, target practice, violin, American and world history, politics, archery, genealogy, Oklahoma football and of course, figuring out dogs. She and her husband Jim, and the dogs and cats, live in the woods, next to Boiling Springs State Park in Woodward, Oklahoma.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.


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