Elizabeth Damewood Gaucher is a writer living with her husband and young daughter in Vermont. You can see all the things she’s up to (mostly) at www.elizabethgaucher.com.
She was born in Charleston, West Virginia, and grew up there with an extended family of grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. Her mother’s father was the youngest of ten children living in the New River Gorge area, riding a rail car from Kaymoor down into the valley to gather wildflowers by the river. Her father’s mother mowed the grass in high heels on Virginia Street in Charleston into her nineties, having been a young adult cutting more than few rugs in the Roaring Twenties.
Material for storytelling was never lacking.