Tags » Appalachia

Watauga Lake

Watauga lake is a pretty spectacular man made lake which, judging by the view down the other side of Watauga Dam (the top of which makes up part of the Appalachia Trail) used to be a pretty spectacular river valley.


Appalachian Roots

I am from Appalachia, central Appalchia to be exact. Northeastern Kentucky to be even more exact. My roots have a bit of a split personality. Part Appalachian, part Swedish! 454 more words


A. Brown

Haunted Tennessee: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena from the Volunteer State by Alan Brown

This book was a gift from my mom, I believe for Christmas, and I was pretty excited to read it. 337 more words


The Witching Hour

April exhibit, Abingdon Virginia

Here’s the URL for my latest exhibit: http://www.williamkingmuseum.org/panoramic-gallery-witches-and-wild-things-appalachian-heritage-and-beyond-by-lillian-trettin/

Here’s a PDF of a review that a friendly viewer posted on her blog: … 325 more words

Current Work

The Smokies!

I was really excited to get into the Smokies, because even though I grew up only a few hours away I had never visited the park before. 538 more words



My Grandfather watched me from his wheelchair, his withered arm pulled beneath his blanket so that no one could see. Even then, ten years after the stroke that devastated his body, he held himself together with pride. 1,321 more words


Release of "The Road to Understanding" with an Excerpt and a Giveaway

Back in 1984, I went into labor 5 weeks early in the middle of my Theatre/Acting class. That early delivery was the joy of my life, especially as I had lost two previous children. 1,609 more words

Jane Austen