I am writing to let you know how delighted I am to have finally reconnected with your book, Sang Spell. I read the book about 20 years ago and could not recall the name of it, but have thought of the story from time to time. My family and I recently moved back to Knoxville, Tennessee and so I’ve become interested in reading fictional works with a setting in East Tennessee. I’ve been searching for your book in various ways for 6 months and finally remembered that there was info about ginseng in it—Bingo, Google finally brought the book and you up. I just picked up a copy at the Knox County Library and will start to read it again. I just wanted you to know how well-written and interesting this book is and that I’ll be recommending it to friends and family.
I’m so glad you were able to find the book again. I really can’t remember how I first got interested in the theme–I believe it was an article in the Washington Post about the Melungeons that intrigued me. I did some research and traveled to the area, but mostly the story was from my imagination. Thank you so much for writing to me!