From the Author
Whispers from the Ashes is based on true events in Pennsylvania history. Underground mine fires have become a fact of life for many mining regions. The one highlighted in this book is the Red Ash fire, located in the borough of Laurel Run. It continues to burn to this day.
About the Author
PATRICIA HESTER, who grew up in Pennsylvania, presents her debut coming-of-age novel, Whispers from the Ashes, semi-finalist in both the 2005 James Jones First Novel Fellowship and the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Patricia, a Registered Nurse and freelance writer, lives in Washington State. Her short story "The Light of Life" placed first in Nursing2009's annual story contest.