Ed Davis is the WV-native author of the novels I Was So Much Older Thenand The Measure of Everything. His third novel, The Psalms of Israel Jones was recently published by WV University Press. It tells the story of a legendary hard-living, hard-lovin’, hard-drinkin’, and hard-druggin’ rockstar who, in his later years, develops something of a cult following. Literally. His son Thom, a conservative minister with some possible moral issues of his own, is led to join Israel’s tour by a mysterious phone call. He finds himself once again thrust into his estranged father’s chaotic world of tour busses, dive-bar shows, and… snake-handlers?