Kerry George draws on his coal mining heritage in novel Black Damp Century
Kerry George is the author of Black Damp Century, a novel about the century-old clashes between miners, mine owners, and the government. He is a retired Federal Coal Mine Inspector and a graduate of Ohio University. He spent many years researching the history of mining and its impact on families in Appalachia and beyond. He discusses how his life experiences and hertitage affected the writing of his novel.