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F. Keith Davis is a longtime Mountain State newspaperman and independent book publisher who has held a variety of roles in the field over the last thirty years, including journalist, columnist, general manager, publisher, and Amazon Top-100 author.
He's a student of American history and especially enjoys researching southern West Virginia's colorful past--as well as history relating to the Wild West. A critically acclaimed author, his book titles include The Secret Life and Brutal Death of Mamie Thurman; The Feuding Hatfields & McCoys (Amazon Top-100 Title); West Virginia Tough Boys; Images of America: Logan County, WV; and a bestselling inspirational title, After All These Years: The Authorized Biography of the Hoppers--America's Favorite Family of Gospel Music .
Davis has penned articles for a number of publications including WildWest Magazine, Rotorcraft Professional Magazine, West Virginia Magazine, Goldenseal Magazine, West Virginia Executive, and various newspapers across the country. He's also written inspirational features for Singing News Magazine, U.S. Gospel News, Bill & Gloria Gaither's Homecoming Magazine, and numerous history-based and inspirational websites, as well.
As an author and historian, Keith was interviewed on-camera for HISTORY channel's 2012 documentary, "The Hatfields and McCoys: America's Greatest Feud," narrated by Kevin Costner and directed by Emmy® nominated director/producer Mark Cowen. Keith also provided historical resource materials and vintage photographs for the critically acclaimed film.
Over the years, Keith has appeared on C-Span BookTV; CBN/The 700 Club (pertaining to the Hatfield-McCoy Feud); WV Public Television and Radio; numerous Mountain State television and radio stations, Metronews Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval; Viewpoint with Jean Dean; and other television and radio programs.
He was interviewed for a 2013 article in the Wall Street Journal pertaining to the history of the Hatfield and McCoy Feud.
Keith was the recipient of the 2013 JUG Award (JUG stands for Just Uncommonly Good). It's described as the most prestigious recognition of West Virginia Writers, Inc., awarded for outstanding support of writers, or for writers who have endured and produced exceptionally.
Among his newspaper positions, he was once the publisher of the Coal Valley News (Danville, WV), and general manager of The Logan Banner (Logan, WV), both located in southern West Virginia. Also, he was once a graphic designer for the Daily News-Sun in Sun City, AZ.
Davis is the CEO of Woodland Press, LLC, an independent book publishing firm--a micro-press--that focuses on Appalachian-based book titles. He is also a Community Engagement Specialist for Logan Mingo Area Mental Health, at Stollings, WV.
He's published and/or edited more than 40 groundbreaking books--including a Bram Stoker Award-Winner, Black Quill Award Winner, Tamarack Book of the Year, and three Amazon Top-Sellers--all with Appalachian themes or backdrops.
Keith and his wife, Cheryl live near Chapmanville, WV, and have nine grandchildren.
They are longtime members of Sunbeam Chapel.