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I am a retired arbitrator/mediator with 25 years experience working with the homeless and the mentally ill. I am an advocate for them in getting SS and VA benefits, ID and etc.

Background Information

John Steinbeck and William Faulkner were the two writers who influenced me most I have published three books. "Henry Rains, 1767-1838, the Rains family of Yellow Creek," a history; "Kentucky Bad Boy", a collection of short stories, and "The Shaman's Daughter", a collection of Appalachian mountains stories. I am currently writing a novel about the Feuds of Eastern KY, and another collection of short stories, as of yet unnamed.

Birth Place
Middlesboro, KY USA

4th. place in the Flannery O'Conner award contest, 2005. I hold a Ph.D. in Counseling, and work as a volunteer for Urban Ministries, a ministry to the homeless in Charlotte, NC. I am past president of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and for Charlotte Rehabilitation Homes, a place for recovery.

Additional Information

My next works will include: The Bee Tree; The Trial; The Good Boy; The Hitman; The feuds of Eastern KY.

Contact Information

4515 Appley Mead Lane 
Charlotte NC 28269  
Contact Author: David S. Rains

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