What Sources Did I Use to Find My Kentucky Authors?

I used both printed and on-line sources to help build the list of my Kentucky authors.

The vast bulk of my Kentucky authors came from two printed sources:

The Guide: A Bibliography and Collector’s Guide of Kentucky Authors and Their Books by Larry L. Arnett (2005, Kentucke Publishing Company)

The AnthologyThe Kentucky Anthology: Two Hundred Years of Writing in the Bluegrass State by Wade Hall (2005, The University Press of Kentucky) 


On-Line Sources

I fine tuned my list of Kentucky authors from on-line sources.  I was surprised to find that there is not a lot of information about Kentucky authors on the internet.   The Carnegie Center's Hall of Fame for Kentucky Writers was the most helpful site.  Second in line was the Kentucky's tourism website.

These are the on-line sources I used to fill in the gaps of my list of Kentucky authors (in no particular order).

  1. Carnegie Hall: Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame 

  2. University of Kentucky Press Hall of Fame

  3. University of Kentucky List of Kentucky Writers

  4. Kentucky Tourism

  5. Kentucky Authors for Educators

  6. Kentucky Humanities

  7. LibraryThing

Listed below are two websites at which new Kentucky authors might emerge.   I reviewed these sites and have tagged them for periodic visits, searching for new authors.


  1. Louisville Literary Arts

  2. Kentucky Literary Newsletter

If you know of an informative on-line source about Kentucky authors, please contact me.