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Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm, join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her "Taking the Stage" workshop participants, for an enchanting evening of storytelling in picturesque Black Mountain, NC. You'll enjoy a variety of stories and storytelling styles featuring tellers Jane O Cunningham from Rome, GA; Gabriele Marewski from Black Mountain, NC; Christine Phillips Westfeldt - Fairview,…See More
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We are located in Hayesville, NC. In April we begin our new season with outstanding Poet Mike James. Mike will read at Writers' Night Out in Blairsville, GA on Friday evening April 13. On Saturday, April 14, he will teach a class at my studio.Formally SpeakingThis class will focus on different types of traditional poetic forms such as the sonnet, the villanelle, and the sestina, and will also include other verse forms such as erasures, found poems, prose poems, and last poems.Contact Glenda…See More
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Step inside the revolutionary book, Silent Spring as its author Rachel Carson reveals the reckless destruction of our living world. Written more than 55 years ago Silent Spring inspired the Environmental Movement and has never been out of print. And now you have a chance to ask the author, Rachel Carson, how this came to be. But these aren’t just performances. They’re a chance to step into Living History – to ask questions and go one on one with a women whose books shaped our country and our…See More
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In 1945 Indiana prohibited marriage between a white person and anyone with more than one-eighth "Negro blood." Yet Daniel (black) and Anna (white) gave up family, friends, and eventually even country to create a life together. Their 42-year marriage…
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Focusing on the aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis, The Bang Bang Brokers tells the story of a hedge fund manager (based on a composite of real life traders) who got rich off of predicting the subprime fallout. His guilt and suicidal impulses lead him to a chance meeting with a Latino Gang, headed by small time weed dealer Ramon (Erik Michael Estrada). In hopes that Ramon will kill him in exchange for the favor, Rolley (played by Donihue) robs a rival Black Gang, earning the pair a ton of…See More
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I've wondered for a long time just how important reviews are in relationship to book sales.  Does anyone have an opinion?Also, how does an independently published author go about securing book…Continue

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I'm looking for good, objective reviews for my new Matt Davis Mystery, Twice Bitten.  If you're interested, I can send you a PDF.  Please message me a.s.a.p.  I will reward the best-written review…Continue

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Anyone have an opinion, pro or con, regarding the new Kindle Select program? I'm about to publish my new book, and can't quite decide whether or not to enroll. I'd appreciate your input. Also, how do…Continue

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Collette Scott, of Phoenix, Arizona, has posted an interview she did with me, and I thought I'd share it with you. Here is a link to her page:…Continue

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"Boxed Set" of Mysteries Available in Kindle

Looking for the perfect "stocking stuffer" for the mystery lover on your shopping list?  Here's a virtual "boxed" set of the first three books of the Matt Davis Mystery Series by Joe Perrone Jr. of Hendersonville.  The Kindle offering is only $6.99 for three complete novels and makes an excellent gift.  Included are: As the Twig is Bent, Opening Day (A 2012 Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion…


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At 10:23pm on October 21, 2011, DONALD MAROTTA said…

Joe, you seem to have some Italian background.  I was born surrounded by father's Italian family in Philadelphia, and have some memory of the generosity, and wish I had more. My closest relative there died 2 years ago.  Soon I may be able to outline my beginning to use a recording microphone and the Audacity Software. So far I haven't developed this enough and my best bet for the final steps of recording will be a studio in Bristol, VA. A friend at a radio station introduced me to the equipment there.


Nevertheless, the Audacity software is excellent. Call me and I can show you how I use it for practice at my home or ask around where you live.


Don Marotta



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