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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

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East Asheville history and sites

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The German experience settling WNC 1 Reply

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Lyndsay Eli with GUNSLINGER GIRL (YA Novel) at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

January 20, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Are you a fan of The Hunger Games?  Then picture what Katniss would be like - with a gun.  That's just a taste of the "new" West action Lyndsay Eli brings to Spellbound Children's Bookshop with Gunslinger Girl.  She shares her debut novel on Saturday, January 20, at 6 p.m. The US has been fractured by a Second Civil War. Serendipity 'Pity' Jones finds a home of sorts in the corrupt, lawless city of Cessation (think Las Vegas on steroids).  Her shooting skills make her a star of the Theater…See More
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Cherokee and WNC music and dance events

Two Big Cultural Events in December in Hendersonville & Ashevillefrom press releaseThe Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s cultural history and documentary film center, presents, Cherokee Music and Dance on Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m., Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium.  Tickets are $5. The screening of A Great American Tapestry will be held on December 2, 2 p.m., at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville.  Tickets for that event are…See More
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Battery Park Hill through the ages

Battery Park through the Years by Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTIONS: 1) Present-day view of Battery Park Apartments from…See More
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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

Dave Minneman and a sense of justiceby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Dave Minneman doing research at Pack Memorial Library.  Photo by author.            “One of the biggest things I did as a kid, in order to escape my father,” Asheville resident Dave Minneman says of his 1960s and 70s rural Indiana childhood, “was…See More
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Julia Nunnally Duncan at MACA Authors' Booth

October 14, 2017 from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be signing her new books A Part of Me and A Place That Was Home at the Mountain Glory Festival in downtown Marion on Saturday, October 14, from 9:30-1:30. She will be located at the MACA Authors' booth on Main Street.See More
Oct 7
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Sample 8 Great Smokies Writers at Malaprop’s, Oct. 15

Writers in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP)read atMalaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m., Sun.,Oct. 15 Elizabeth Lutyens, editor of the GSWP’s Great Smokies Review, leads the Prose Master Class and will host the reading. ·        Ellen Carr, who works in the financial industry, will read excerpts from her novel of uneasy relationships, Unmanned. ·        Sarah Carter, an artist and photographer who will publish an excerpt of her novel, Jolene, Joe-Pye,…See More
Oct 6
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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

The Douglas Ellington effect: An Appreciationby Rob NeufeldIMAGE: Douglas Ellington’s original drawing for a City Hall-County Courthouse Art Deco complex.            “Dear Douglas,” Kenneth Ellington wrote his brother, the 38-year old Pittsburgh architect, on May 6, 1925, “I know things are…See More
Oct 6
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post

How To Kill Your Reader

Danger is a crucial element in a mystery novel. A killer is on the loose and no one is safe. But sometimes the killer can be the writer, and the victim, the reader.I'm talking about when the author turns into a preacher and the story becomes a sermon. Now I am not against using a mystery novel for social commentary. Writing doesn't happen in a moral vacuum, and, after all, isn't a mystery a morality play? As fellow North Carolina author Margaret Maron said there is no topic that can't be dealt…See More
Oct 5
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Hidden Scars - A Sam Blackman Mystery

Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson investigate a 70-year-old death that unleashes a killer.
Oct 3
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Black Mountain College as Backdrop for Mystery

My new book, HIDDEN SCARS, is released Oct 3rd.  D.G. Martin notes the star of the story is Black Mountain College.  http://chapelboro.com/town-square/columns/one-on-one/one-one-lost-college-still-shinesSee More
Oct 3
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Upcoming book--Sacred Sites for Secular Times

Sacred Sites for Secular Times: 50 Commemorative Experiences in Western North Carolina by Rob Neufeld              Among the many sites dedicated to history, there are some—both overbooked and overlooked—that provide full and moving experiences.  They involve a physical component, connecting to landscape; an imaginative one, entering other times and minds; and an interactive one, maintaining relevance.             The entries in this book help create full experiences through descriptive…See More
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The Will Harris Murders by Bob Terrell

The Will Harris Murders: November 13, 1906, A Night In Which Asheville Was A Tougher Town Than Tombstone And Dodge City Rolled Into One "

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0 Dec 2, 2011

The Will Harris Murders by Bob Terrell

The Will Harris Murders: November 13, 1906, A Night In Which Asheville Was A Tougher Town Than Tombstone And Dodge City Rolled Into One "

Started by Sallie

0 Dec 2, 2011

Survey of WNC Literature, 2011 holiday perspective

Heritage angels sing: A review of WNC literature for the holidays by Rob Neufeld   Part One               Cherokee voices continue to resou…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Nov 18, 2011

New author's book, "The Trouble with Mattie", a women's comedy/drama

My name is Mary A. Berger and I'm a new author from Hendersonville.  My women's humor/drama novel, "The Trouble with Mattie", will give you…

Started by Mary A. Berger

0 Nov 13, 2010

" Thee Sheriff"--- "Little Sam Mountain"---"The Panther On Cold Mountain"---"Out West And Back" The order of the books published by me.

  MY 4TH BOOK ABOUT LIFE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA WILL BE AVAIBLE IN THE FALL OF 2010. "THE SHERIFF"  IS THE LATIEST BOOK…

Started by CHARLES C FLETCHER

0 Jun 17, 2010

Mountain Nature by Jennifer Frick-Ruppert

Mountain Nature: A Seasonal Natural History of the Southern Appalachians by Jennifer Frick-Ruppert (UNC Press, 256 pages, 50 color and 41 b…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Mar 31, 2010

DVDs about WNC

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA BOOKS(Please feel free to make suggestions)Written by Rob Neufeld, February 2007, Revised Sept. 2007(Go back to star…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Jan 28, 2010

The Soul Tree: Poems and Photographs of the Southern Appalachians

The Soul Tree: Poems and Photographs of the Southern Appalachians, poems by Laura Hope-Gill; photographs by John Fletcher (Asheville: Grat…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Oct 4, 2009

Interview with Jerry Stubblefield

Geneve Bacon of The Flatiron Writers has published an interview with Jerry Stubblefield, author of the novel Homunculus, on the Flatiron Wr…

Started by Jerry Stubblefield

1 Aug 20, 2009
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Beauty by Mindi Meltz

Beauty: A Novel by Mindi Meltz (Hidden Door Press trade paper, 2009, 215 pages, $14) Mindi Meltz, a Hendersonville author, has published he…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Jun 19, 2009

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