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Author and Artist Bios

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Leslie Roberts Gregg working in her studio

Leslie Roberts Gregg grew up in Longshop, Virginia. A graduate of Blacksburg High School, she received her degree in Art from Virginia Tech. She has a history in biomedical and commercial art, but her love of working with people led to the specialty of fine art portraiture with hundreds of paintings to her credit. Her commissioned works of art hang in public and private collections throughout the United States. Leslie has always been a passionate fan of Appalachia and the people who make it special. She resides with her family on a farm in the Catawba Valley.
Her website is here.



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Michael Abraham with a door carved by “Swede” McBroom

Michael Abraham is a businessman and writer. He is a native of Christiansburg, Virginia and a graduate of Christiansburg High School and Virginia Tech with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has had a varied career in engineering, sales, marketing, business management, and real estate management. He currently splits his time between the management of an industrial condominium in Christiansburg and his writing career. He lives in Blacksburg with his wife, two dogs, and four motorcycles. He and his wife have one adult daughter.

Keepers of the Tradition is his seventh book, all celebrating the unique culture of Appalachian Virginia and West Virginia. His website is here.