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This is my little Lexie, a chihuahua mix who is tiny but so sweet. Here she is trying to sleep under my pillows. She is a burrower. Makes a great watch dog because she has a fierce bark.
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Tribute to Kathryn Stripling Byer at Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, NC

October 1, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
On October 1, Sunday afternoon, 2 PM, at Jackson County  Library in the Community Room, NCWN and NCWN-West will honor the late Poet Laureate, Kathryn S. Byer . Everyone is invited to come. We will share her poetry and talk about her achievements and her legacy for writers and poets in NC. If Kay touched your life in some way, come and pay tribute to her. We all miss her and this is a way to share our mourning for losing her and show our appreciation for what she did for us. See More
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"On Saturday, September 9, 10:30 a.m., Richard Kraweic will teach a class at Writers Circle. He will teach how to organize a poetry book for publication. I know I need to learn that lesson. How about you?"
Aug 10
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"We have a memoir class going on now until the first Wednesday in September. Wish you could join us in a class at Writers Circle around the Table."
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East Asheville history and sites

A meaningful tour of East Asheville PHOTO CAPTION: View of Beverly Hills suburb, from a painting by Gibson Catlett that had once hung at subdivision offices.  Courtesy Special Collection, Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville.            I was walking in the Beverly Hills neighborhood the other day and noticed a few…See More
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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

Gail Godwin’s latest crosses a mental boundary by Rob Neufeld Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m. “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
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Julia Nunnally Duncan Poetrio reading at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

August 6, 2017 from 3pm to 4pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured Poetrio poet at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café on Sunday, August 6, at 3 p.m. Julia will be reading from her new book A Part of Me. Fred Chappell says of A Part of Me: "Duncan's every reader will be reminded of some person, place, or time important to recall in a quiet hour."See More
Jul 28
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Nancy Werking Poling at Pack Library, downtown Asheville

August 9, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Nancy Werking Poling will read from her new book, Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987).The Winters' forty-two-year marriage spanned key historical periods of the 20th century and took them from Indiana to Mexico City. Freed from U.S. racism, Daniel felt "as Mexican as chile verde." Meanwhile, Anna, a reserved white woman who struggled with speaking Spanish, experienced no similar sense of liberation. Before It Was Legal is not a happily-ever-after story, but an honest…See More
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Gail Godwin full interview for Grief Cottage event

Gail Godwin talks about Grief Cottage            Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m.             “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
Jun 13
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First Woman NC Poet Laureate's Biography

A Biography of Late NC Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byerin Hendersonville Author's Six Notable Women of North CarolinaA biography of the late Kathryn Stripling "Kay" Byer of Cullowhee, the first woman and longest-serving (2005-2009) Poet Laureate in the state, is featured in Six Notable Women of North Carolina by Jack J. Prather of Hendersonville, founder of the Young Writers Scholarship at Warren Wilson College. The 43-page biography includes poems selected by the poet who passed away on…See More
Jun 9
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Julia Nunnally Duncan at Marion Community Building

June 17, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author at the McDowell County 2017 Local Author Festival at the Marion Community Building in downtown Marion on Saturday, June 17 from 10-3. The event is sponsored by the McDowell County Public Library and is free and open to the public.See More
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Mom's has-been groove in ghost-boy novel

Marcus, in Gail Godwin’s new novel, Grief Cottage, recalls his friendship with Wheezer, whom he’d once beaten up at school because Wheezer had exposed Marcus’ shameful secret about his mom.  Now Marcus, age 10, is an orphan.  His dad has always been unknown to him; and his mom has just died in a car accident. Relocated to his aunt’s beach house, Marcus, despite the safety of the place, finds himself in trouble. He’s communicating with a ghost.  He’s having dreams about a non-existent older…See More
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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 recipient), and Twice Bitten.…See More
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New Addition to the Matt Davis Mystery Series

Author Joe Perrone Jr is pleased to announce the release of Broken Promises: A Matt Davis Mystery, published by Escarpment Press, and…See More
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Opening Day, the second in the Matt Davis Mystery Series by local author Joe Perrone Jr, was recently awarded an…See More
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Ceremony and Book Signing at Junction Pool on the Beaverkill River in Roscoe, NY

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Joe Perrone Jr recently published Twice Bitten, the third in the popular Matt Davis Mystery Series. Both Twice Bitten and its predecessor, Opening Day, are set in the bucolic Upstate New York fishing village of Roscoe.Recently, Joe was honored to be invited by the Roscoe Chamber of Commerce to be the celebrity First Caster at the town's annual ceremony to commemorate the opening day of fishing season at Junction Pool on the Beaverkill River. This tradition is more than 50 years old, and has…See More
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The Value of Reviews

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 reviews from newspaper reviewers?  It seems that there is a reluctance on the part of most newspapers to  review self-published books.  Opinions? See More
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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:http://collettescott.blogspot.com/2011/11/getting-to-know-author-joe-perrone-jr.htmlSee More
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   MANHATTAN BEACHBy Joe Perrone, Jr.      I first saw Manhattan Beach as a youth,With its old couples strolling the sand,     Smiling faces advertising their love.I watched as young mermaids,     Waded bravely into the water,Wearing oversized tee shirts turned inside out,     To hide the names of high schools,That everyone knew they went to, anyway.      In the public lockers, men with brown faces,Flashed gap-toothed smiles,     And pushed their way beneath my shower,While miniature replicas…See More
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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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