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"It was good seeing you today, Susan. I am glad you are using your writing talent and speaking ability in such a good way. Glenda Beall "
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Green Fly Cafe at Transylvania Tannery

Memories of The Green Fly, a tanners’ cafeby Rob Neufeld  PHOTO CAPTION: Workers at the Rosman Tannery hold some of their tools, including an applicator.  Can you help identify the tools and their uses?  Photo courtesy of the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library.            My…See More
Sep 20
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

The Risen by Ron Rash

Ron Rash's haunting dream-of-guilt novelA review and an interviewby Rob Neufeld(This article appeared in slightly shorter form, with a different author photo, in the print edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times, Sept. 18, 2016) RON RASH EVENTS: Ron Rash talks about his new novel, “The Risen," at:UNC Asheville’s Humanities…See More
Sep 18
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett fosters a fierce little tribeby Rob Neufeld             After hobnobbing with hostage-takers in “Bel Canto” and chewing the bark with Amazonian drug-takers in “State of Wonder,” Ann Patchett has, in her new novel, “Commonwealth” (HarperCollins), planted herself in suburban living rooms.            Despite…See More
Sep 11
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Forest Unseen author at Burnsville lit fest

Nobody observes more closely than Burnsville keynoterby Rob Neufeld             One of my favorite science writers—David Haskell—is coming to Burnsville for the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival this weekend.  His book, “The Forest Unseen”—about his minute observation of a square meter of East Tennessee forest…See More
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James D. Loy posted a blog post

New podcast

Hi folks:     As you may know, Hendersonville's Ken Butcher regularly posts interviews with NC authors on his website, themiddleoftheair.com.  I was honored recently to do one of these podcasts and some of you might find it interesting.  All the best.See More
Sep 2
Rodney Page posted a discussion

New Novel

THE FOURTH PARTNERSet on Georgia’s Golden Isles, Eccentric homicide detective Leroy Meriwether is drawn into a 25-year-old cold case…and all he wants to do is coast to retirement and restore his ’65 GTO.Presumably consumed by alligators after a boating accident, Billy Howell’s body was never found.  Twenty-five years…See More
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A Place That Was Home

Chronicling a Western North Carolina woman's experiences from the 1960s to the present, the twenty-one personal essays in A Place That Was Home vividly depict a regional world in which families lives, work, and worship and others suffer from dire…
Aug 31
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Family of Earth by Wilma Dykeman

Wilma Dykeman’s discovered memoir is essentialby Rob Neufeld             Fresh insight into the power and pertinence of the writing of Wilma Dykeman, Southern Appalachia’s preeminent spokesperson, comes to us through her posthumously published memoir, “Family of Earth: A Southern Mountain Childhood” (UNC…See More
Aug 28
William Roy Pipes posted a blog post

The Sinister Smile, A Sequel to A haven for Willa Mae by William Roy Pipes

THE SINISTER SMILE, an adult fiction thriller complete at 63,500 words and featuring William and Willa Mae Lawrence, and Howard Thomas. Howard, the affluent son of a wealthy and influential family, who is suspected of feigning insanity to avoid capital punishment for murdering Willa Mae’s mother plus three others.The novel begins with William and Willa Mae visiting Howard Thomas, a patient who had been in a mental hospital for almost thirteen years. His psychiatrist thought him to be…See More
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Forests, Alligators, Battlefields is out!

Yesterday, on the Ides of March, my book, Forests, Alligators, Battlefields: My Journey through the National Parks of the South, was officially launched – a soft launch.It’s now available on Amazon in both paper and eBook.…See More
Mar 16
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The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina at Accent on Books

I like to think that the Mountains-to-Sea Across North Carolina is animportant book about our state trail. Tomorrow, Friday April 26, I'll be at Accent on Books at 6 pm to talkabout the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. What is it like to walkacross our state, once you leave the mountains? This will be my last appearance in Asheville. I've gone to Raleigh and Charlotte (twice)and will continue to promote the book across the state. Danny…See More
Apr 25, 2013
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Thanks for supporting your bookstore and your state trail

Thank you so much to all the people who came out last night (Friday March 22) to hear about the Mountains -to-Sea Across North Carolina. According to Malaprop staff, over 50 people were there to support their local bookstore-- and me. Karen Chavez wrote a wonderful article about the trail and my book a couple of weeks ago.Next stop at City Lights in Sylva on Friday March 29 at 6:30See More
Mar 23, 2013
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Mountains-to-Sea Trail Book Launch at Diamond Brand Outdoors

What is the Mountains-to-Sea Trail like beyond the Asheville corridor? Come to Diamond Brand Outdoors in Arden tomorrow (Tuesday March 5 at 6 pm) to a book launch for the "Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina".Diamond Brand is at 2623 Hendersonville Rd., Arden, 828-684-6262.The event is a fund-raiser for…See More
Mar 4, 2013
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The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina is published!!

Hi everyone: My book, The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina,is published today by …See More
Feb 12, 2013
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The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina - See the Book Trailer

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina is being published next month by the History Press.With a lot of help from my friends, I created a book trailer. Curious?See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfT6Nf6fE9Y Make a comment on Youtube and pass it on. See you at Malaprops on March 22 at 7 pm and other book stores in Western North Carolina. See More
Jan 25, 2013
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The Mountains-to-Sea Across North Carolina

"The Mountains-to-Sea Across North Carolina: Walking a 1000 miles through Wildness, Culture and History" tells the story of a fascinating journey. The book t...
Jan 25, 2013
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Book Trailer??

I'm working on a book trailer for my forthcoming book The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina. What does anyone know about creating book trailers? Which ones are effective? ThanksSee More
Dec 15, 2012
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My book - Sent off to my editor

I just sent off my manuscript for "The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina" to my editor at the History Press. Yippee! See my blog post at http://www.hikertohiker.com/thishikinglife/archive/2012/11/02/my-book-step-2  See More
Nov 2, 2012
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Book discussions at Ave M restaurant

I just attended a book discussin at Ave M restaurant. This is the second year of "Eat your Words", a monthly discussion with an invited author.Rose Senehi was the guest speaker, talking about her books and her writing process. A nice evening out. For the full schedule, contact Teri Siegel on Facebook. See More
Oct 13, 2012
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At Biltmore Park on Saturday Sept. 22

Hi Readers and Hikers: I'll be at the Barnes and Noble at Biltmore Park on Saturday September 22 from 1 pm to 4 pm, signing copies of Hiking North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Please look at all the details and come by and say hi. Let's talk about where you've been hiking.See More
Sep 16, 2012
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Leonard Pitt, tonight

Can't wait to see Leonard Pitts tonight. I've been wanting to see him for years. DannySee More
Jun 4, 2012
Danny Bernstein is attending Malaprop's Bookstore Cafe's event

Leonard Pitts, Jr., Reading & Signing of Freeman at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

June 4, 2012 from 7pm to 8pm
Freeman,the new novel by Leonard Pitts, Jr., captures the pathos and possibility of the era immediately following the Civil War, and particularly the ordeal of former slaves grappling with the promise--and the terror--of their new status as free men and women.This event is free and open to the public.See More
Jun 4, 2012
Danny Bernstein posted a blog post

History Press to publish my MST book

Hi to my writing and walking friends: Just want to let you know that my book Walking the Mountains-to-Sea Trail: A 1000 miles through North Carolina will be published by the History Press next year. It's a tight deadline but I'm thrilled. DannySee More
Apr 26, 2012
Danny Bernstein posted a blog post

Difference in paper between self-published and traditionally published books

Question??I've noticed that self-published books are always printed on hospital white paper.Books by traditional publishers are on cream or slightly tinted paper.This seems to be true even if the self-published book has been thoughtfully editedand is of high quality. Any idea as to why?Danny Bernstein www.hikertohiker.comSee More
Apr 3, 2012
Caralyn Davis commented on Danny Bernstein's blog post Sent out a book proposal
"Definitely good luck! Even proven writers such as you need a little luck these days given the current state of publishing. Hope you get some publishers excited!"
Jan 9, 2012

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Forests, Alligators, Battlefields is out!

Yesterday, on the Ides of March, my book, Forests, Alligators, Battlefields: My Journey through the National Parks of the South, was officially launched – a soft launch.

It’s now available on Amazon in both…

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Posted on March 16, 2016 at 8:35pm

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina at Accent on Books

I like to think that the Mountains-to-Sea Across North Carolina is an

important book about our state trail.

 

Tomorrow, Friday April 26, I'll be at Accent on Books at 6 pm to talk

about the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. What is it like to walk

across our state, once you leave the mountains?

 

This will be my last appearance in Asheville. I've gone to Raleigh and Charlotte…

Continue

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 1:25pm

Thanks for supporting your bookstore and your state trail

Thank you so much to all the people who came out last night (Friday March 22) to hear about the Mountains -to-Sea Across North Carolina.

 

According to Malaprop staff, over 50 people were there to support their local bookstore-- and me. Karen Chavez wrote a wonderful article about the trail and my book a couple of weeks…

Continue

Posted on March 23, 2013 at 10:50am

Mountains-to-Sea Trail Book Launch at Diamond Brand Outdoors

What is the Mountains-to-Sea Trail like beyond the Asheville corridor?

 

Come to Diamond Brand Outdoors in Arden tomorrow (Tuesday March 5 at 6 pm) to a book launch for the…

Continue

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 2:20pm

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina is published!!

Hi everyone:

 

My book, The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina,

is…

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Posted on February 12, 2013 at 9:24am

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