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Morgantown woman releases a Christmas book filled with West Virginia puns


MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - Morgantown resident Marly Ynigues was the author of “Christmas Eve in the Mountain State.” A book filled with puns that incorporate all 55 counties in West Virginia.

While she’s not originally from West Virginia, Ynigues said the state was her home.

“I just sort of put what I’ve learned. What I’ve experienced over time and my love of West Virginia into this story,” she explained.

The idea for the book came in 2016 while she was living in Elkins.

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