About Me

Jessie Zane Carter was born in 1870. She spent much of her life in Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri. She also published a collection of poems in a book entitled "The Chrysalid"  (copyright 1918). She passed away in 1945.


Mark Transki was born in 1953 attended K through 12th grade in Wellsville, N.Y. - self taught guitarist - married for 20 years to Doris Marie (Vogel) Transki with two sons: Joseph Daniel and Brian Edward who live in the Columbus / Zanesville, Ohio area. Member of several rock and country rock bands over a span of about 25 years. Have worked as maintenance director in a health care facility for 40 plus years. Collaborated with Barbara Baker of Belmont, N.Y., a former band member, on a music CD entitled " Poetry and Melody" released in 2008 on which I wrote several songs. Currently working on a new book entitled "The Legend of Stoney Lonesome Hollow" which, under very strange circumstances "popped into my head" several years ago. Hobbies include backpacking, photography, music writing and recording, trying very hard to retire (unsuccessfully), and spending as much time as I can with my children and grandchildren.