The following are a few of our publication, focusing on Appalachian subjects. Joyce's writing and scholarly interests lie in Southern women writers, Appalachian literature and her own poetry. Les's interests are in scholarly research about North Cove Valley and in writing, creative non-fiction and short stories set in a Blue Ridge valley community.
Brown, Les M.. "The Cage." Now and Then Magazine 19 (2002): 26-27.
"The Crime of Malachia Hayden: The Loss of Black Community." Appalachian Journal 27 (2000): 250-259.
"Loops and Fireworks." Appalachian Heritage 26 (1998): 48-51.
Brown, Les M. "Late to the Table." Crossing Troublesome. Ed. Kendrick, Leatha and George Ella Lyon. Wind Publications. Nicholasville, KY, 2002. 113-114.
Brown, Joyce Compton and Les Brown. "The Discourse of Food as Cultural Translation and Empowering Voice in Appalachian Women During the Outmigration Process." Journal of Appalachian Studies 7 (2001): 315-329.
Brown, Joyce Compton. "In Kentucky." Crossing Troublesome. Ed. Kendrick, Leatha and George Ella Lyon. Wind Publications. Nicholasville, KY, 2002. 80.
Brown, Les M., and Joyce Compton Brown. 1998. “Riding the Rail to Legend: The North Cove ‘Tally War’ As Show of Force, As Manipulated Account, As Oral History” [N.C.; 1906; treatment of Italian railroad workers]. Journal of Appalachian Studies 4 (Fall): 225-238.
Brown, Joyce Compton. (Book Review) Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver. Journal of Appalachian Studies 7 (Fall): 385-387.
Brown, Joyce Compton. "The Dark and Clear Vision of Ron Rash." Appalachian Heritage 30 (2002): 15-24.
Brown, Les. "Painting The Boundary." The Broad River Review 35: (2003): 49.
Les's story, "Bastard," recently received second place in the Western North Carolina Writers Network contest for fiction.