Duane C. Feagley is a native of Huntingdon Pennsylvania and a 1977 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School. In 1983 Duane graduated from Shippensburg University with a degree in Public Relations and Communication/Journalism. As a former resident of the anthracite coal region who travels to the area frequently on business, Duane has been captivated by the people and the stories of the region. His writing experience includes numerous editorials, newsletters and informational pieces. Duane lives in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania with his wife and four children. Black Emeralds is Duane's first novel. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.