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Peachtree – Local author William Roy Pipes announces the release of his two books – Mammy: A Term of Endearment and A Haven for Willa Mae. Mammy: A Term of Endearment, is a fictional story of the sla…

Peachtree – Local author William RoyPipes announces the release of his two books– Mammy: A Term of Endearment and A Havenfor Willa Mae.Mammy: A Term of Endearment, is a fictionalstory of the slavery of a black woman whoafter being freed became my father’s mammy.Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term,but Pipes’ father considered it a term of endearment.It’s a story of the discrimination many blacksand poor whites still face today, not only in theSouth but also in the North. It is a story of…See More
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William Roy Pipes commented on William Roy Pipes's blog post Mammy: A term of Endearment
"A Haven for Willa Mae    A Haven for Willa Mae is the first of a two series novels. It is a novel containing danger, suspense, romance and treachery along with abuse, deceit, murder, kidnapping, and insanity. It is a gripping action packed…"
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William Roy Pipes posted a blog post

Mammy: A term of Endearment

Mammy: A Term of Endearment    I have a new novel I titled, Mammy: A Term of Endearment. Mammy is a fictional story of the slavery of a black woman who after being freed became my father’s mammy. Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term, but my father considered it a term of endearment.    It’s a story of the discrimination many blacks and poor whites still face today, not only in the south but also in the north. It is a story of love, hate, romance, and humor.    Included in the novel are…See More
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Finding a great book beyond the in-crowd mainstream

A new way to find great new booksby Rob Neufeld            I keep searching for ways to be as open as possible to great books as they come out.  It’s not easy because: 1) our guides—publishers and reviewers—follow certain channels, comparable to radio playlists, to stay smart; and 2) a random approach is impractical.            Readers’ online reviews help, but there’s too much; I need a filter, based partly on authority.  I could ask people in person—and that’s pretty interesting.  Rarely do…See More
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Robert Beatty's Serafina and the art of YA fantasy

How to write a youth fantasy: introducing Serafinaby Rob Neufeld             Begin in the basement of the recently constructed Biltmore House with a girl who’s been in hiding there from infancy to her 12th year—for good reasons—and follow that lead to a media sensation that seeks to join “Frozen” in…See More
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Fred Weyler replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Robert Henry revealed by Rick Russell book
"LP Summers mentioned Samuel Talbot in "History of SW VA" then withdrew him from militia list in more accurate "Annals of SW VA" probably because there was no such person in the county records. Robert Henry set high standards for…"
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"Us versus Them" does not help fight against racism; worsens sectionalism

“Us versus them” is not good historyby Rob Neufeld             Writing about history and the complex lives that play out within it does not sell as well as team spirit, especially in this age of clicks and likes.            I recently confronted this truth when I wrote my article last week about the minds of our leaders in 1851. The word “slavery” was added to the headline to alert people to its relevance.  Seeing that term connected people to a cause they felt strongly about, particularly in…See More
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Suitcase Charlie: A Recommended Crime Thriller

     John Guzlowski is a writer and poet whose parents were forced laborers in Poland during WW II. He was born in a refugee camp before he came with his family to live in the Polish neighborhoods of Chicago. Already a highly regarded poet, he turned his childhood memories (including some gruesome child murders) into a novel titled SUITCASE CHARLIE.    Two war-weary Chicago detectives investigate a series of horrifying child murders. Before the crimes are solved, the reader follows the…See More
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Mammy, A Term of Endearment

I read Rob Neufield's article Visit OUR PAST in today's Asheville Citizen-Times.It was a super article, but caused me to want to share my novel:  Mammy: A Term of Endearment.Mammy: A Term of Endearment. is now available as an ebook on Kindle, but the publisher, Ecanus Publishing, Great Britain tells me the paperback edition will be out soon (2 to 3 weeks).The novel is fiction but came from my father who was born in 1895. Due to his mother's sickness Grandpa hired her to be a Mammy to my father,…See More
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Writers on the Rock at Chimney Rock, NC

June 28, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm
The culture and heritage of Appalachia is an experience like no other, and it serves as the perfect backdrop for a variety of storytelling. View the soaring cliffs and stunning valleys of Chimney Rock and the Hickory Nut Gorge as you get to know your favorite author and meet new ones. Join Ann B. Ross, Tommy Hays, Sheri Castle, Evan Williams and more as they share their experiences and autograph copies of their books. A selection of titles by each author will be available for sale. See…See More
Jun 8

Haywood County Bookmania

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Haywood County Bookmania

Time: August 1, 2009 all day
Location: The First Presbytarian Church
Street: 305 N. Main Street
City/Town: Waynesville
Website or Map: http://www.osondubooksellers.…
Phone: 828-456-8062
Event Type: book, fair
Organized By: Margaret Osondu
Latest Activity: Jul 29, 2009

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Osondu Booksellers proudly presents Haywood County Bookmania. This is our 4th festival of authors books and readers.
We have 49 distinguished authors attending.
Fiction, Mystery, Children's, Regional History, Non-fiction,Nature, Hiking and Poetry will all be represented by these fine writers.
There will be a Writing Workshop called The Writer's Tool Kit presented by Vicki Lane. Call to register for this free workshop.
There will be a presentation in the afternoon with Dr. Lin Stepp called For the Love of The Smokies.
The schedule for speakers will be available on Osondu Booksellers web-site.

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Comment by Kathryn Magendie on July 22, 2009 at 12:19pm
Looking forward to being an author there - how exciting!
Comment by Amy T Wilder Osondu on July 20, 2009 at 10:45pm
Sorry I can't attend from here but it sounds amazing and and I hope that all have a great time. August 1st is a great festival day.
Comment by Judith Toy on July 20, 2009 at 7:16am
Am so sorry not to be able to be there. What a delightful event this will be. The right people will be there! Sending light and blessings! Judith
Comment by Sally Mackert on July 19, 2009 at 10:07am
Margaret - Great publicity AND author line-up! Congrats to you and Allison!! Just give me my marching orders, and I'll be there "with bells on." - :)
Comment by Mary Jane Holt on July 19, 2009 at 12:39am
I am very much looking forward to June 1 - thanks for the invitation!

mj
Comment by Jack R.Pyle on July 18, 2009 at 7:29pm
Please check with Margaret. It is my understanding that Taylor Reese and I are both invited because of the two "moon" books that are co-written. We are looking forward to coming to this event again .

I am not the brightest with computers. Ihope I've done this right.

jack
Comment by Gary Carden on July 18, 2009 at 7:06pm
No storytellers or playwrights on the agenda, I see.
Comment by Angela Dove on July 18, 2009 at 5:29pm
I think we're all going to have a wonderful time. Thanks for all the effort you and Allison have put into this!
Comment by Danny Bernstein on July 18, 2009 at 4:57pm
Hi Margaret:
I am looking forward to participating in Bookmania. I'm glad that Osondu Booksellers appreciates the outdoors. See you soon.
Danny Bernstein
www.hikertohiker.com
Comment by Paula Tohline Calhoun on July 18, 2009 at 1:11pm
Looking forward to Bookmania. Thanks to Margaret Osondu for all her hard work!

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