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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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Aim for Beauty

In honor of my blog Plant Whatever Brings You Joy's 10th Blogiversary I've posted a chapter from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden. This particular chapter was also excerpted in Fairview's GreenPrints magazine, which was greatly appreciated. Read more here: http://plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com/aim-for-beauty/…See More
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McCrumb ghost-opened world in The Unquiet Grave

McCrumb sees stories behind haunting ghost by Rob NeufeldPHOTO: Sharyn McCrumb and her dog Arthur, 2017.  Photo by Laura Palmer, courtesy, Sharyn McCrumb In “The Unquiet Grave,” Sharyn McCrumb once again demonstrates her mastery at turning a folktale into something larger, different, and greater.The legend of the…See More
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James Vestus Miller

­HISTORIC PHOTO James Vester Miller James Vester Miller had been a boy when his mother, a Rutherfordton slave, had responded to Emancipation by taking her three children to Asheville and getting a job as a cook in a boardinghouse—some say Julia Wolfe’s boardinghouse, Old Kentucky Home.  Growing up, Miller hung…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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Dellinger's Mill, Hawk, Mitchell County

Meet the 4th generation miller of a historic millby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Triptych of Dellinger Mill and Jack Dellinger in his mill, showing the hopper, the 1859 waterwheel, bags of cornmeal, and the National Historic Place plaque.  Photos and composition by Henry Neufeld.            I had written about…See More
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This is my little Lexie, a chihuahua mix who is tiny but so sweet. Here she is trying to sleep under my pillows. She is a burrower. Makes a great watch dog because she has a fierce bark.
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Tribute to Kathryn Stripling Byer at Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, NC

October 1, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
On October 1, Sunday afternoon, 2 PM, at Jackson County  Library in the Community Room, NCWN and NCWN-West will honor the late Poet Laureate, Kathryn S. Byer . Everyone is invited to come. We will share her poetry and talk about her achievements and her legacy for writers and poets in NC. If Kay touched your life in some way, come and pay tribute to her. We all miss her and this is a way to share our mourning for losing her and show our appreciation for what she did for us. See More
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"On Saturday, September 9, 10:30 a.m., Richard Kraweic will teach a class at Writers Circle. He will teach how to organize a poetry book for publication. I know I need to learn that lesson. How about you?"
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"We have a memoir class going on now until the first Wednesday in September. Wish you could join us in a class at Writers Circle around the Table."
Aug 10
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East Asheville history and sites

A meaningful tour of East Asheville PHOTO CAPTION: View of Beverly Hills suburb, from a painting by Gibson Catlett that had once hung at subdivision offices.  Courtesy Special Collection, Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville.            I was walking in the Beverly Hills neighborhood the other day and noticed a few…See More
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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

Gail Godwin’s latest crosses a mental boundary by Rob Neufeld Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m. “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…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, 2016
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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...
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…

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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…

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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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