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Salman Rushdie come to Asheville with new novel

Atheist believes in genies, novel revealsby Rob Neufeld             Salman Rushdie’s latest novel—“Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” (1,001 nights)—has permitted me to come up with a headline as wild as the one above because the book is so exuberantly and infectiously…See More
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73 classic works about Appalachia going online

Key Appalachian studies publications now going onlinefrom press release, Jan. 27. 2016 Appalachian studies scholars and those interested in regional history will have greater access to out-of-print works thanks to a two-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Open Book Program grant totaling $88,000 awarded to Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University.  Pamela Mitchem, the library’s coordinator of digital scholarship and…See More
Jan 30
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John Parris' home-grown prose

South of Sylva, back of yesterday: John Parris' inspiration             “For the life of me, I just can’t understand why folks stopped usin’ cradles,” John Parris’ 97-year-old maternal grandfather had told him 60 years ago.            The oil lamp, the buggy, and the spinning wheel—they all were replaced by things…See More
Jan 27
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James Sturm expands scope of graphic novels

James Sturm blazes cartoon path to a new worldby Rob Neufeld             Why is it that when an author combines pictures with words, the medium is considered juvenile, like comics?  Words create literature; images, art.  Why, when you marry them, is it like pairing a milk cow with a mop?            Nothing against…See More
Jan 24
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The Writer as Pilgrim

Two articles leapt at my consciousness this week, both about writing. And suddenly, I know how to go forward from here. The first, The Price I Pay to Write, by Laura Bogart and published online in Dame Magazine, reflects on the difficulties of…See More
Jan 24
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Tired of thrillers with no soul?

Why read a 1940 man-on-the-run classicby Rob Neufeld             After reading a classic novel, you might think, “Oh, look at this superior ancestor of today’s fiction.”              For instance, “The Power and the Glory,” Graham Greene’s 1940 thriller about political oppression in Mexico, exemplifies the…See More
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Art of Grace by Sarah Kaufman

Dance critic applies grace to every moveby Rob Neufeld             It’s nice to find just the right word for something, especially when it sums up a main idea in your way of thinking.            That was the case with Sarah Kaufman when she’d first felt moved, nine years ago, to write her new book, “The Art of Grace” (W.W.…See More
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Fire and Ice Roses interview with author/gardening blogger Kathryn Hall

Fire and Ice Roses has been interviewing gardening bloggers and gardening experts and were kind enough to include this short interview recently which was quite fun and very much appreciated! http://fireandiceroses.com/ask-an-expert-kathryn-hall/See More
Jan 5
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History in the making, January 2, 2016

History in the making: items of note, January 2, 2016It was reported in today’s print edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times that a new state law went into effect, requiring people who’ve filed for unemployment benefits to make at least 5 job contacts a week.  It had been 2.  How will that work?  Are there that many jobs for which a person is qualified?  Can you apply to the same job twice if it continues to be listed? Paul Bonesteel, noted Asheville filmmaker, revealed on Facebook that a…See More
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Local event of the day, Jan 1 2016

Tarantino, eminent domain, and emancipation Tarantino comes to townQuentin Tarantino’s New Year’s gore and gabfest, The Hateful Eight, is gutted by New Yorker reviewer Anthony Lane, who says that Tarantino toys with rather than explores history, using it “for boyish fantasies of revenge, as if enormous crimes could be undone, after the event, by lone and wanton acts of humiliation.” …See More
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Railroad history in Western North Carolina: a close-up and bottom-line look

Railroads in WNC: the perils, the people, and the profitby Rob NeufeldWritten in conjunction with exhibit, "How The West Was Won," in Rural Heritage Museum, Mars Hill University PHOTO CAPTION: The entrance to the railroad show at the Rural Heritage Museum is commanded by a mock-up of Climax engine…See More
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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
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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
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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
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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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Jan 9, 2012
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Sent out a book proposal

Hi Everyone:  I just sent out a book proposal to a published for a travel adventure book on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Wish me luck and I'll let you know how it does. Danny Bernsteinwww.hikertohiker.comSee More
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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 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…

Continue

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 9:24am

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.

 

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 10:01am

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