Melanie Akren-Dickson is a writer, artist and art blogger, and history enthusiast. She’s the author two books: Coal Country Connections and You Dream Every Night That I am Home.

These books can be found on Amazon, as well as at the Anthracite Heritage Museum in Scranton, PA. They will soon be available at the gift shops at Luzerne County Historical Society in Wilkes-Barre, PA and Eckley Miners’ Village near Weatherly, PA.