Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author at Little Switzerland Books and Beans on Friday, August 30, from 3-5. A book signing will follow. Julia will read from her latest books A Neighborhood Changes, A Part of Me, and A Place That Was Home.See More
"The introduction of my new publication, Guide to Antebellum Flat Rock will be launched on Sept 14 2019 at 1:30 PM at the Henderson County Court House 500 Main Street. A talk and a brief slide show follows with refreshments afterward. …"
Can women rescue the planet from ecological disaster?Nancy Werking Poling will launch her new novel, WHILE EARTH STILL SPEAKS, set in WNC. She'll tell the stories behind the story: How did Mary (more crone than virgin) get into the narrative? And Mary Surratt, a co-conspirator of John Wilkes Booth?See More
Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past. At the east end, the 21st century reigns. Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away . Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
I can't imagine anyone leaving Vicki Lane's finely honed mysteries out of a top 50 WNC list. Her latest is about as good as it gets. So what if it's called "genre fiction"! It's excellent writing and superb characterization. I'll take this new book any day over some of the more so-called serious tomes on the list.
A little more poetry on the list wouldn't have hurt either.
Thanks, Kay! Omitting Vicki Lane was an oversight. I created the list from scratch, since no such list exists. There are probably other omissions, but time will correct that. The order of the list is by sales. I wouldn't dare make judgments! In order to correct that measure, I add "Also noteworthy" titles afterward. That's where Pat Riviere-Seel's book of poems is since I don't have sales figures for it. Let me know of any other suggestions. I also intend to add annotations--again to complement or offset the sales criterion. I think this list will help promote WNC books. Appreciatively /Rob