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Peachtree – Local author William Roy Pipes announces the release of his two books – Mammy: A Term of Endearment and A Haven for Willa Mae. Mammy: A Term of Endearment, is a fictional story of the sla…

Peachtree – Local author William RoyPipes announces the release of his two books– Mammy: A Term of Endearment and A Havenfor Willa Mae.Mammy: A Term of Endearment, is a fictionalstory of the slavery of a black woman whoafter being freed became my father’s mammy.Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term,but Pipes’ father considered it a term of endearment.It’s a story of the discrimination many blacksand poor whites still face today, not only in theSouth but also in the North. It is a story of…See More
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Jul 25
William Roy Pipes commented on William Roy Pipes's blog post Mammy: A term of Endearment
"A Haven for Willa Mae    A Haven for Willa Mae is the first of a two series novels. It is a novel containing danger, suspense, romance and treachery along with abuse, deceit, murder, kidnapping, and insanity. It is a gripping action packed…"
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William Roy Pipes posted a blog post

Mammy: A term of Endearment

Mammy: A Term of Endearment    I have a new novel I titled, Mammy: A Term of Endearment. Mammy is a fictional story of the slavery of a black woman who after being freed became my father’s mammy. Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term, but my father considered it a term of endearment.    It’s a story of the discrimination many blacks and poor whites still face today, not only in the south but also in the north. It is a story of love, hate, romance, and humor.    Included in the novel are…See More
Jul 17
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Finding a great book beyond the in-crowd mainstream

A new way to find great new booksby Rob Neufeld            I keep searching for ways to be as open as possible to great books as they come out.  It’s not easy because: 1) our guides—publishers and reviewers—follow certain channels, comparable to radio playlists, to stay smart; and 2) a random approach is impractical.            Readers’ online reviews help, but there’s too much; I need a filter, based partly on authority.  I could ask people in person—and that’s pretty interesting.  Rarely do…See More
Jul 15
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Robert Beatty's Serafina and the art of YA fantasy

How to write a youth fantasy: introducing Serafinaby Rob Neufeld             Begin in the basement of the recently constructed Biltmore House with a girl who’s been in hiding there from infancy to her 12th year—for good reasons—and follow that lead to a media sensation that seeks to join “Frozen” in…See More
Jul 12
Fred Weyler replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Robert Henry revealed by Rick Russell book
"LP Summers mentioned Samuel Talbot in "History of SW VA" then withdrew him from militia list in more accurate "Annals of SW VA" probably because there was no such person in the county records. Robert Henry set high standards for…"
Jul 11
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"Us versus Them" does not help fight against racism; worsens sectionalism

“Us versus them” is not good historyby Rob Neufeld             Writing about history and the complex lives that play out within it does not sell as well as team spirit, especially in this age of clicks and likes.            I recently confronted this truth when I wrote my article last week about the minds of our leaders in 1851. The word “slavery” was added to the headline to alert people to its relevance.  Seeing that term connected people to a cause they felt strongly about, particularly in…See More
Jul 11
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Christine Lajewski posted a blog post

Suitcase Charlie: A Recommended Crime Thriller

     John Guzlowski is a writer and poet whose parents were forced laborers in Poland during WW II. He was born in a refugee camp before he came with his family to live in the Polish neighborhoods of Chicago. Already a highly regarded poet, he turned his childhood memories (including some gruesome child murders) into a novel titled SUITCASE CHARLIE.    Two war-weary Chicago detectives investigate a series of horrifying child murders. Before the crimes are solved, the reader follows the…See More
Jul 1
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Mammy, A Term of Endearment

I read Rob Neufield's article Visit OUR PAST in today's Asheville Citizen-Times.It was a super article, but caused me to want to share my novel:  Mammy: A Term of Endearment.Mammy: A Term of Endearment. is now available as an ebook on Kindle, but the publisher, Ecanus Publishing, Great Britain tells me the paperback edition will be out soon (2 to 3 weeks).The novel is fiction but came from my father who was born in 1895. Due to his mother's sickness Grandpa hired her to be a Mammy to my father,…See More
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Writers on the Rock at Chimney Rock, NC

June 28, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm
The culture and heritage of Appalachia is an experience like no other, and it serves as the perfect backdrop for a variety of storytelling. View the soaring cliffs and stunning valleys of Chimney Rock and the Hickory Nut Gorge as you get to know your favorite author and meet new ones. Join Ann B. Ross, Tommy Hays, Sheri Castle, Evan Williams and more as they share their experiences and autograph copies of their books. A selection of titles by each author will be available for sale. See…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…"
Feb 21, 2011
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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."
Jan 18, 2011
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Jan 18, 2011
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…"
Aug 1, 2010
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…"
Jul 16, 2010
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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