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Green Fly Cafe at Transylvania Tannery

Memories of The Green Fly, a tanners’ cafeby Rob Neufeld  PHOTO CAPTION: Workers at the Rosman Tannery hold some of their tools, including an applicator.  Can you help identify the tools and their uses?  Photo courtesy of the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library.            My…See More
Sep 20
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The Risen by Ron Rash

Ron Rash's haunting dream-of-guilt novelA review and an interviewby Rob Neufeld(This article appeared in slightly shorter form, with a different author photo, in the print edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times, Sept. 18, 2016) RON RASH EVENTS: Ron Rash talks about his new novel, “The Risen," at:UNC Asheville’s Humanities…See More
Sep 18
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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett fosters a fierce little tribeby Rob Neufeld             After hobnobbing with hostage-takers in “Bel Canto” and chewing the bark with Amazonian drug-takers in “State of Wonder,” Ann Patchett has, in her new novel, “Commonwealth” (HarperCollins), planted herself in suburban living rooms.            Despite…See More
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Forest Unseen author at Burnsville lit fest

Nobody observes more closely than Burnsville keynoterby Rob Neufeld             One of my favorite science writers—David Haskell—is coming to Burnsville for the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival this weekend.  His book, “The Forest Unseen”—about his minute observation of a square meter of East Tennessee forest…See More
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New podcast

Hi folks:     As you may know, Hendersonville's Ken Butcher regularly posts interviews with NC authors on his website, themiddleoftheair.com.  I was honored recently to do one of these podcasts and some of you might find it interesting.  All the best.See More
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New Novel

THE FOURTH PARTNERSet on Georgia’s Golden Isles, Eccentric homicide detective Leroy Meriwether is drawn into a 25-year-old cold case…and all he wants to do is coast to retirement and restore his ’65 GTO.Presumably consumed by alligators after a boating accident, Billy Howell’s body was never found.  Twenty-five years…See More
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A Place That Was Home

Chronicling a Western North Carolina woman's experiences from the 1960s to the present, the twenty-one personal essays in A Place That Was Home vividly depict a regional world in which families lives, work, and worship and others suffer from dire…
Aug 31
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Family of Earth by Wilma Dykeman

Wilma Dykeman’s discovered memoir is essentialby Rob Neufeld             Fresh insight into the power and pertinence of the writing of Wilma Dykeman, Southern Appalachia’s preeminent spokesperson, comes to us through her posthumously published memoir, “Family of Earth: A Southern Mountain Childhood” (UNC…See More
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The Sinister Smile, A Sequel to A haven for Willa Mae by William Roy Pipes

THE SINISTER SMILE, an adult fiction thriller complete at 63,500 words and featuring William and Willa Mae Lawrence, and Howard Thomas. Howard, the affluent son of a wealthy and influential family, who is suspected of feigning insanity to avoid capital punishment for murdering Willa Mae’s mother plus three others.The novel begins with William and Willa Mae visiting Howard Thomas, a patient who had been in a mental hospital for almost thirteen years. His psychiatrist thought him to be…See More
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Gloria Houston replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Jonathan Kozol's Fire in the Ashes--25-year caring about poorest children
"Wow!  What a powerful book!  Must read. "
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Gloria Houston at Black Forest Books & Toys, Cherokee Place in Myers Park, Charlotte, NC

December 22, 2011 from 1pm to 5pm
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Gloria Houston at R. L Bryan Bookstore

March 25, 2011 to March 26, 2011
Teachers at all levels, and readers in general, will gather at R. L Bryan over a two-day period for numerous activities involving book.
Mar 3, 2011
Gloria Houston commented on Jerry Stubblefield's blog post People are Stealing My Ideas!
"Anyone who writes has seen other publications or productions which utilize concepts or ideas from their own work.  It is a great frustration, particularly when a book is published by an editor who also writes who turned down a manuscript you…"
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Gloria Houston at Muses Bookstore

February 26, 2011 from 2pm to 4pm
The Muses in Morganton will host a booksigning for my new book, MISS DOROTHY AND HER BOOKMOBILE, illustrated by Susan Condi Lamb, illustrator of the companion book, MY GREAT AUNT ARIZONA, on Saturday afternoon, 26 February, from 2 -4 p m.  See More
Feb 13, 2011
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The Muses Bookstore in Morganton is closing at the end of March

The Muses has been a landmark to readers throughout the region for 40+ years.  Owned by a mother daughter team, Shirley Sprinkle and Kelly Treiber, readers could depend on their evaluations and recommendations about what to read.  Someone working in the store has always read every book on their shelves.  Alas, independent bookstores such as theirs are disappearing. The Muses will host a booksigning for my new book, MISS DOROTHY AND HER BOOKMOBILE (HarperCollins), illustrated by Susan Condi Lamb…See More
Feb 13, 2011
Gloria Houston left a comment for Jerry Stubblefield
"I look forward to your comments about intellectual property rights.  Thanks for responding."
Feb 13, 2011
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Intellectual Rights have the same legal status as property rights. . .What a novel concept?

Pardon the pun! Is anyone else having issues with the public perception of the intellectual rights to a given book as belonging to anyone who purchases a book or even checks a book out from a library to do with what a reader wishes?  I've spoken to other writers who have these issues arise because many readers do not realize that intellectual rights are exactly like the rights to real property.  Usurping the rights to a book is exactly as if a person sees a  a lot belonging to another and,…See More
Jan 21, 2011
Gloria Houston replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion The Love Letters of Zebulon Vance
"Great review, Rob!  If she hasn't seen it yet, Sharyn McCrumb will enjoy it."
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Gloria Houston replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Spirit of Lamar Stringfield attends Asheville Symphony
"So good to know that others remember the "Little Symphony" concerts for elementary students. We were so fortunate to have this asset in our state. Stringfield's influence on at least a generation of kids goes on. With all the other…"
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Gloria Houston replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Spirit of Lamar Stringfield attends Asheville Symphony
"Those of us who grew up enjoying a special trip once each year on school buses on steep mountain roads to hear a live orchestra owe a special vote of thanks to Stringfield for his part in organizing the North Carolina Symphony. The traveling…"
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Gloria Houston replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion The Devil amongst the Lawyers by Sharyn McCrumb
"Great review, Rob! Sharyn's latest novel was, as usual, a pleasure to read. Her characters are well drawn, and the joy most of us who are natives of the southern Appalachians find in her skewering portrayals of the negative stereotyping we…"
Jul 16, 2010

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The Muses Bookstore in Morganton is closing at the end of March

The Muses has been a landmark to readers throughout the region for 40+ years.  Owned by a mother daughter team, Shirley Sprinkle and Kelly Treiber, readers could depend on their evaluations and recommendations about what to read.  Someone working in the store has always read every book on their shelves. 

 

Alas, independent bookstores such as theirs are disappearing.

 

The Muses will host a booksigning for my new book, MISS DOROTHY AND HER BOOKMOBILE…

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Posted on February 13, 2011 at 11:31pm

Intellectual Rights have the same legal status as property rights. . .What a novel concept?

Pardon the pun!

 

Is anyone else having issues with the public perception of the intellectual rights to a given book as belonging to anyone who purchases a book or even checks a book out from a library to do with what a reader wishes? 

 

I've spoken to other writers who have these issues arise because many readers do not realize that intellectual rights are exactly…

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Posted on January 21, 2011 at 8:52pm

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER review of my new book from HarperCollins, MISS DOROTHY AND HER BOOKMOBILE

Having a reviewer honor a book with an article is one of the best gifts an author can receive.  On January 23, Pam Kelley, book review page editor at THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, will review my new book about my childhood librarian, Ms. Dorothy Thomas, founding librarian of the Avery Mitchell Yancey Regional Library System.

 

Illustrated by Susan Condi Lamb, illustrator of MY GREAT AUNT ARIZONA, the book pays tribute to a woman who influenced a generation of young--and…

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Posted on January 18, 2011 at 10:51am

If you are interested in books for young readers, check this out

http://www.whatchreadingnow.com   is a terrific new book and author blog.  Worth a look.

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 10:20am

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