Photo by Michael Epstein

Photo by Michael Epstein

Jennifer McGaha

Jennifer’s memoir, Flat Broke with Two Goats, blends stories of homesteading with the journey of two people rediscovering the true meaning of home. When her family experienced a financial crisis of epic proportions, her world changed. Desperate to save money, she and her husband foreclosed on their modest home in the country and moved to a one-hundred-year old cabin in a North Carolina holler. There, what began as a last-ditch effort to settle their debts soon became a journey that revealed both the joys and the challenges of living close to the land. Told with bold wit, unflinching honesty, and a firm foot in the culture and traditions of Appalachia, Flat Broke with Two Goats is a story of loss, reckoning, and healing.

Jennifer McGaha gave a wonderful presentation at our library. She has a very easy-going demeanor and our audience felt that they could relate very well to her. The slides of her goats were adorable.
— Halifax Library, VA