In Focus: Mawzy’s Hope Chest

IN FOCUS with Melinda Zosh
IN FOCUS with Melinda Zosh(WVVA)
Published: Jan. 7, 2022 at 5:13 PM EST
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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - This edition of In Focus highlights author and Southern West Virginia native Myra Alley Kingsbury. She has written a book called ‘Mawzy’s Hope Chest.’ It’s about her grandmother, Grace Louise Walker, who was born near the turn of the 20th century in West Virginia.

The book’s description says ‘Mawzy’s Hope Chest’ “sets the life of an incredible woman against the backdrop of a beautiful yet unforgiving land.” Kingsbury’s brother, Dave Alley, also spoke about the impact his grandmother had on his life and shared more insight on his sister’s book.

The 325-page book is available on Amazon Mawzy’s Hope Chest: 9781945690716: Books

Proceeds from the book also benefit a scholarship fund at Concord University.

In Focus is a show about people and events in the Two Virginias. If you have an idea for a segment, or if you’d like to be featured, email evening anchor/content manager Melinda Zosh at

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