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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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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 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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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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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
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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
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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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