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The Daughertys of Black Mountain spanned racial historyby Rob Neufeld             “The children in Cragmont (an African American neighborhood in Black Mountain) and High Top Colony, where my family lived, walked to school in groups,” Daugherty recalled about her 1920s childhood in a talk she had with me in 2005.            “White children rode the bus,” she revealed.  “They sometimes threw things at us and called us ugly names, but my mother told me, ‘You know who you are.  Those names do not…See More
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MONTREAT COLLEGE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY LUNCHEON at Montreat College, Gaither Fellowship Hall, Montreat, NC

June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 2:30pm
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It ain’t for wimps: readings on aging at Monte Vista Hotel

April 17, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
Increased life expectancy brings with it increased opportunities, problems, and responsibilities. Both the aged and the pre-aged will find much to ponder at the Black Mountain Authors Guild’s reading at the Monte Vista this Thursday at 6 pm. Four local writers will share their thinking on the subject: Danielle Laverty will read her essay on aging that won the Black Mt. Public Library contest, Nancy Werking Poling will read from her current and published fiction, and James and Cannan Hyde will…See More
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Fiddler and His FamilyFiddler of the Mountains: Attuned to the Life and Times of Johnny Mull by Eva Nell Mull Wike (Donning Company hardcover, Nov. 2013, 96 pages, $25)See other new WNC books Wike, author of the…See More
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I now have four Novels in print. A fifth Novel, True Love, is finished, but to date not yet published. The four available on-line are: Darby, my bestselling Appalachian novel; Hanging Dog, An Appalachian Community, is a sequel to Darby, Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire, an Appalachian novel beginning in 1940; and a novelette, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, a murder mystery full of intrigue, danger, and espionage. All four novels are available on Amazon.com and wherever books are…See More
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Brain injury recovery is difficult and anything but certain. When I met Angela Leigh Tucker in late 2008, she was only four months into her battle. A sudden truck-on-car crash had killed her young husband and left her hanging on to life by a thread.For the next three years I researched the topic of traumatic brain injury or TBI. Angela and I travelled together to meeting of brain injury survivors and conferences on the subject. I interviewed countless doctors, therapists, co-workers, family…See More
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Asheville Wordfest May 2, 3, 4: Fiction, Poetry, Storytelling, more! at Asheville Lenoir-Rhyne University

May 2, 2014 at 5pm to May 4, 2014 at 5pm
Asheville Wordfest reaches its seventh year (lucky lucky!) with an expansion to include fiction, poetry, storytelling, songwriting, community conversation, poetry animation, and creative nonfiction. Coming of age with the help of North Carolina Arts Council, Katuah Market, Fine Arts Theater, Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe, and more than thirty writers, poets, musicians, and songwriters, Wordfest continues its commitment the Asheville and WNC communities, representing as many of our communities as the…See More
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My book, A BUNCH OF WIREGRASS, is complete, and is now in the printer's hands. I chose to self-publish (Wiregrass Press LLC), and for the first print-run, I turned to the ESPRESSO BOOK MACHINE, which…Continue

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"An interesting book of individual tales of childhood in the Wiregrass region of south Georgia.  It gives a real sense of what a white childhood was like in a farming community during the 1930's and 1940s."
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"Third printing complete now, over six hundred copies; 300 to one source. I am dazed by the response."
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"Newton's book made laugh out loud and feel a tinge of melancholy as well. I'm a native of south Georgia and he could have been writing about my brothers when they were young boys. I recommend his book of memoir to anyone who can relate to…"
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http://www.waynewrites.netMy book, "A BUNCH OF WIREGRASS," is at the printer now. First shipment very soon.The first printing has arrived, and is ready to ship.See More
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A BUNCH OF WIREGRASS

My book, A BUNCH OF WIREGRASS, is complete, and is now in the printer's hands. I chose to self-publish (Wiregrass Press LLC), and for the first print-run, I turned to the ESPRESSO BOOK MACHINE, which is a true Print-On-Demand process.I retain all proprietary rights to my Copyright, my ISBN, my printing; I can move the book at any time to another printer.…See More
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I have started posting my short stories on my BLOG, waynewrites.net. I have several there already, with more to come.See More
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I have started posting my short stories on my BLOG, waynewrites.net. I have several there already, with more to come.

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At 5:45am on October 15, 2010, Juanita Schneider said…
I'm taking time checking out the site, thanks for leading me to it, you sounded so excited about your experience with this blogging. Your reading preference is exactly like mine. Genealogy and history, as well as small town writings.
At 11:21am on October 12, 2010, Tipper said…
I'm really impressed by the collection of Bonnie's letters. Have you told the Union County Historical Society about them?

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