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Amy Ammons Garza to Present Her Memoir at City Lights Bookstore

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1st Annual Summer Book Signing Extravaganza?Yes, it’s quite a mouthful but with over a dozen authors coming this Saturday, August 3rd, 11-4 PM – we just couldn’t think of a better name!In place of our regular artist demonstration, we here at MOUNTAIN MADE are proud to be hosting a multiple-author book signing – hence the extravaganza part.The following authors will be there...Celia Miles – Sarranda’s Heart (Historical novel set in WNC during the early 1800s)Nancy Dillingham – Americana…See More
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http://www.celiamiles.comSarranda's Heart: A Love Story of Place is now available in regional independent bookstores and on Kindle, soon on Amazon.See More
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"Congratulations--quite an honor from "those who know whereof you write"--which I don't, but I'm reading "A Passel..." now and have to ask: did the reason for the  first shot at the Deveny ambush site (p. 193)…"
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At 10:47am on April 3, 2012, Byron Ballard said…

Safe out and safe home!

At 10:24am on April 3, 2012, Byron Ballard said…

Stones!  Wish I were coming with you but I have this book to put to bed. We haven't set a launch date yet but I hope you'll be here for that.  We'll have to figure this thing out together.  When are you leaving town?

At 10:04am on April 3, 2012, Byron Ballard said…

Thanks for being my friend. And editor. And inspiration....so, how do you use this thing?

 
 
 

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