Homer Hickam

Homer Hickam

Best-selling author Homer Hickam, best known for Rocket Boys will return to West Virginia this weekend to talk about the book and how it became the movie “October Sky.” The Rocket Boys Festival will be at the exhibition coal mine in Beckley from Thursday until Sunday. You can find information about this weekend’s festival in Beckley at “Rocketboysfestival-dot-com”.

Hear more from Homer Hickam.

–On the festival this weekend:


–On how the book became a movie:


–On Jake Gyllenhall and other cast members:


–On his brother Jim Hickam, who coached football for many years at Northside High School: