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Written By Mark Lynn Ferguson

Chicago Tribune
For Appalachia’s hillbillies, more than an elegy

The Roanoke Times
Sour bread brings back sweet mountain memories

Asheville Citizen-Times
Learning the magic of salt rising bread

WVTF Public Radio
Ode to Earl Hamner

Smoky Mountain Living
Taste of the Mountains: D is for the Distillery Trail

Smoky Mountain Living
Taste of the Mountains: L is for Lodge skillets

Smoky Mountain Living
Life and Death Under the Roanoke Star

The Roanoke Times
What Does “Appalachian Food” Mean Anymore? 

The Roanoke Times
How I Got My Twang Back 

Smoky Mountain Living
Never Be Boring: How a self-educated mountain man became a living legend

Smoky Mountain Living
Ode to the Odiferous

Appalachian History
Book Review: ‘Corn From a Jar’ emphasizes humanity of moonshiners 

About The Revivalist: Word from the Appalachian South

West Virginia Public Radio
An Elegy Too Soon?

The Roanoke Times
Food photos could win you a weekend getaway

Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginians featured in food photo contest

Mountain Xpress
Appalachian Appetite

Charleston Daily Mail
Appalachian Food Photos Could Win You a Getaway

West Virginia Public Radio
Is Appalachian Food Becoming More Hip?

West Virginia Public Radio
Appalachia Will Always Be Home For Many Who’ve Left

Asheville Citizen-Times
Food-focused things to know, see and do in Asheville 

The Roanoke Times
Online petitions seek Natural Bridge Zoo’s closure

Knoxville News Sentinel
You say Ap-uh-ley-chee-uh; I say Ap-uh-lach-uh

ABC News
Gay Dads Sue; Health Club Reverses Stand on Memberships

The Huffington Post
Virginia Gay Couple And Son Will Be Allowed At Athletic Club After Being Denied Family Membership

Mountain Xpress
Why Sierra Nevada Fell for Asheville

The Roanoke Times
Native Son Writes a Love Letter to West Virginia

Charleston Daily Mail
Jason Headley: West Virginia Was My Everything

More on Mark Lynn Ferguson

A Roanoke, Virginia native, Mark Lynn Ferguson has written about the Appalachians for many publications, including the Chicago Tribune, and has discussed the region with news outlets ranging from ABC News to public radio stations. He now lives in Washington, D.C. but stays connected to his homeland by making fried taters, hightailing it to the mountains every chance he gets, and writing on The Revivalist. During his twenty-year marketing career, Mark Lynn has also worked with some of the world’s biggest brands. He holds an ED.M. from Harvard University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Queens University of Charlotte.

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