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Bring Back the Game

BRING BACK THE GAME     Anna and I basically spent a month in Asheville, NC this summer. We returned to Georgia a few days ago, and while we were glad to get home, as we got out of the car, we were met with the suffocating heat that I still have not become acclimated to even though we have lived in Middle Georgia for over 30 years. Every plant in our backyard had dried up and only the belligerent squirrels had survived the summer’s inferno.      We had a great time in Asheville. We visited our…See More
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Amy Ammons Garza to Present Her Memoir at City Lights Bookstore

August 6, 2016 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Amy Garza will be presenting her new memoir, Appalachian Storyteller in a Feed Sack Dress, at City Lights Bookstore onSaturday, August 6th at 3 p.m. Follow Amy as she tells the story of her life as she lived it, each chapter being a story in itself. These are the compelling stories of a mountain girl who found the courage she needed in her life to listen and retell the stories of her family and heritage.  Amy Garza was born and raised in Western North Carolina, which leads her into her many…See More
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The history of Oakley

Oakley is a place with an unforgettable historyby Rob NeufeldAn earlier time PHOTO CAPTION: The Taylor family of Oakley: Jean, Virgil, Sadie Louise, and Dan, c. 1936.  Photo courtesy Dan Taylor.            “We had hobos come to our house, and my mother would never turn them away,” Dan Taylor says of his experience…See More
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FDR and the Haywood farmer, 1937

New Deal boosted Haywood sharecropper’s familyby Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Dan Cochran poses with his family—his wife, Ila; Howard, Pansy, and Chester; and Peggy’s and Kaye’s mother, Mabel Jean—dressed in clothes provided by the photographer, c.1927.            Franklin Delano Roosevelt started going to Warm…See More
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William Ritter & Sarah Ogletree Fundraising Concert at City Lights Bookstore

July 16, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8pm
William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree will perform a fundraising acoustic concert at City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, July 16th at 6:30pm. Donations will be collected for a friend, Aaron Shapiro, to help raise money for a volunteer trip to Malawi to assist with the construction of a school. William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree have been playing traditional mountain music together in WNC for the past five years. Their self-titled CD is on sale in the bookstore and will be available during the…See More
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A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Metro Wines

June 18, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Connie Regan-Blake is a nationally celebrated storyteller and workshop leader. Join us in this intimate setting (with plenty of parking) for an evening of stories as her storytelling and coaching students "Take the Stage!" You'll enjoy a variety of stories and storytelling styles with tellers Vixi Jil Glen, Christine Phillips Westfeldt, Martha Reed Johnson, Dottie Jean Kirk, Mikalena Zuckett, Lee Lyons and Hettie Barnes. Ticket price includes a glass of wine so 'come on down'! Tickets can be…See More
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Buncombe Chautauqua History Alive - Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matthew Henson, Wernher von Braun at A-B Technical Community College, Ferguson Auditorium, 340 Victoria Rd, Asheville

June 20, 2016 at 7pm to June 23, 2016 at 7pm
Nationally acclaimed historical interpreters perform as four of American's Greatest Adventures.Laugh out loud with MARK TWAIN, the iconic world traveler and wily intellectual whose books inspired America’s spirit of adventure.Take to the skies with AMELIA EARHART, whose courage and plucky personality showed how women could soar beyond society's expectations.Race to the North Pole with MATTHEW HENSON, the intrepid African American explorer who co–discovered the North Pole.Blast into space with…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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Caralyn Davis commented on Danny Bernstein's blog post Sent out a book proposal
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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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