As a storyteller, Sheila Kay Adams' tales of life in Madison County are full of history and humor. A reviewer in the Washington Post wrote that, "Her stories may be localized or carry you back to the thirteenth century, but their lessons, poignancy, and humor have no boundary, real or artificial." Most recently she is the acclaimed author of two books, Come Go Home With Me, a collection of short stories drawn from life in Madison County, and My Old True Love, a novel of love and family in Civil War-era MadisonCounty. Life Magazine called her book of short stories "pure mountain magic." And, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says My Old True Love is "as passionate and eventful as an Irish ballad."Adams won the 1997 North Carolina Society of Historians' Clark Cox Historical Fiction Award and the North Carolina Folklore Society's Brown-Hudson Award for outstanding contributions to the folklore of her home state.