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Lyndsay Eli with GUNSLINGER GIRL (YA Novel) at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

January 20, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Are you a fan of The Hunger Games?  Then picture what Katniss would be like - with a gun.  That's just a taste of the "new" West action Lyndsay Eli brings to Spellbound Children's Bookshop with Gunslinger Girl.  She shares her debut novel on Saturday, January 20, at 6 p.m. The US has been fractured by a Second Civil War. Serendipity 'Pity' Jones finds a home of sorts in the corrupt, lawless city of Cessation (think Las Vegas on steroids).  Her shooting skills make her a star of the Theater…See More
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Cherokee and WNC music and dance events

Two Big Cultural Events in December in Hendersonville & Ashevillefrom press releaseThe Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s cultural history and documentary film center, presents, Cherokee Music and Dance on Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m., Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium.  Tickets are $5. The screening of A Great American Tapestry will be held on December 2, 2 p.m., at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville.  Tickets for that event are…See More
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Battery Park Hill through the ages

Battery Park through the Years by Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTIONS: 1) Present-day view of Battery Park Apartments from…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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Julia Nunnally Duncan at MACA Authors' Booth

October 14, 2017 from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be signing her new books A Part of Me and A Place That Was Home at the Mountain Glory Festival in downtown Marion on Saturday, October 14, from 9:30-1:30. She will be located at the MACA Authors' booth on Main Street.See More
Oct 7
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Sample 8 Great Smokies Writers at Malaprop’s, Oct. 15

Writers in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP)read atMalaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m., Sun.,Oct. 15 Elizabeth Lutyens, editor of the GSWP’s Great Smokies Review, leads the Prose Master Class and will host the reading. ·        Ellen Carr, who works in the financial industry, will read excerpts from her novel of uneasy relationships, Unmanned. ·        Sarah Carter, an artist and photographer who will publish an excerpt of her novel, Jolene, Joe-Pye,…See More
Oct 6
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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

The Douglas Ellington effect: An Appreciationby Rob NeufeldIMAGE: Douglas Ellington’s original drawing for a City Hall-County Courthouse Art Deco complex.            “Dear Douglas,” Kenneth Ellington wrote his brother, the 38-year old Pittsburgh architect, on May 6, 1925, “I know things are…See More
Oct 6
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post

How To Kill Your Reader

Danger is a crucial element in a mystery novel. A killer is on the loose and no one is safe. But sometimes the killer can be the writer, and the victim, the reader.I'm talking about when the author turns into a preacher and the story becomes a sermon. Now I am not against using a mystery novel for social commentary. Writing doesn't happen in a moral vacuum, and, after all, isn't a mystery a morality play? As fellow North Carolina author Margaret Maron said there is no topic that can't be dealt…See More
Oct 5
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Hidden Scars - A Sam Blackman Mystery

Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson investigate a 70-year-old death that unleashes a killer.
Oct 3
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Black Mountain College as Backdrop for Mystery

My new book, HIDDEN SCARS, is released Oct 3rd.  D.G. Martin notes the star of the story is Black Mountain College.  http://chapelboro.com/town-square/columns/one-on-one/one-one-lost-college-still-shinesSee More
Oct 3
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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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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...
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
Danny Bernstein posted a blog post

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
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
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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…

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…

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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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