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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
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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
Jun 6
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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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Art of Awakening Shamanic Consciousness at City Lights Bookstore

July 28, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Linda Star Wolf will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, July 28th at 6:30 p.m. She will present her new book, Soul Whispering: The Art of Awakening Shamanic Consciousness.  Master Shamanic Breathwork Practitioner, Nita Gage co-wrote the book with Linda Star Wolf. The authors explore how the art of Soul Whispering can help each of us understand why we experience our lives the way we do and shift from healing our wounds to embracing the process of transformation. This is a powerful new…See More
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Dada Maheshvarananda Launches Cooperative Games book at Malaprops Bookstore

May 27, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
With a Foreword by noted author and activist, Bill Ayers, Cooperative Games for a Cooperative World by Dada Maheshvarananda, shows up how to work together to create unity, trust, and cooperation in making the small and big changes needed to create the world we want to see.Listen to this recent radio interview with Dada:https://drive.google.com/openDiane Donovan of Midwest Books says of…See More
May 20
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Dada Maheshvarananda Launches Cooperative Games book at Malaprops Bookstore

May 27, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
With a Foreword by noted author and activist, Bill Ayers, Cooperative Games for a Cooperative World by Dada Maheshvarananda, shows up how to work together to create unity, trust, and cooperation in making the small and big changes needed to create the world we want to see.Listen to this recent radio interview with Dada:https://drive.google.com/openDiane Donovan of Midwest Books says of…See More
May 16
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Rosalind Bunn Storytime at City Lights Bookstore

June 24, 2017 from 11am to 12pm
Rosalind Bunn will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, June 24th at 11 a.m. for a special storytime. Rosalind teaches at East Side Elementary in Marietta, Georgia. She has three grown children and a new grandson. Rosalind has co-authored three children's books with a dear friend, Kathleen Howard. Her newest book, Thunder & a Lightning Bug Named Lou, is illustrated by Angela C. Hawkins and was released in December 2016. Her other titles are Whose Shadow Do I See?, The Monsters…See More
May 13
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I Have a Coin

I Have a Coin I have a coin I deem a treasure.One side bears the sign of extinction,And the other, an instance of nature.But it’s not a coin; it’s a seal,And the meaning of this distinctionIs the unbearable sadness I feelWith experience, or with closure. It seems like a double exposure,But the knowledge of impermanenceBleeds into the ideal likenessOf mortality in its eminence—To yield a vibrant pictureOf a creature’s essential brightnessAs it burns for life without censure. --Rob NeufeldSee More
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Kalen Vaughan Johnson debuts ROBBING THE PILLARS at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

May 20, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
This signing event for my debut novel ROBBING THE PILLARS will also serve as a benefit for longtime family friend and WNC advocate for people with disabilitiesSee More
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Kalen Vaughan Johnson debuts ROBBING THE PILLARS at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

May 20, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
This signing event for my debut novel ROBBING THE PILLARS will also serve as a benefit for longtime family friend and WNC advocate for people with disabilitiesSee More
May 10
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post

Hidden Scars - Sam Blackman and Black Mountain College

I don't know if this is true for my fellow writers, but proofing can be the most difficult part of the process.  I received the ARC today for October's Sam Blackman Mystery and will begin the last review for typos or formatting errors that have eluded my editor, my copy editor, and myself.  Amazing that there is always something that the brain "fixes" and we don't see.Hope springs eternal that the October release will be typo-free.  The mystery is set against the historic backdrop of Black…See More
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Judith Toy commented on Rob Neufeld's group Promoting Writers
"People seem to buy your book because they like you, and what you stand for. My book is making its way in the world in some of the most wonderful and unexpected ways, but I am not pushing the river -- just letting it all flow, (while of course…"
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Summer Lunch Series at Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Black Mountain

July 13, 2012 from 12pm to 1pm
Judith Toy to read from  her nonfiction title, Murder as a Call to Love, A True Story of Transformation and Forgiveness, Friday, July 13, Noon to 1 pm. Discussion on forgiveness. Bring your brown bag lunch. Judith will sign books afterwards.See More
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Blue Ridge Book Fest

This is our first time out with a book fair. We are renting half a table. You'll see our big poster at the Blue Ridge Book Fest in Flat Rock, this Friday and Saturday -- Murder as a Call to Love. Come by our table and let's talk about the new surge of small local presses. I'd like to interview you for an article I'm putting together, possibly for MountainX.See More
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Murder as a Call to Love, A True Story of transformation and Forgiveness at Swannanoa Public Library

April 12, 2012 from 7pm to 8pm
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Apr 12, 2012
Judith Toy commented on Rob Neufeld's blog post Blue Ridge Bookfest, May 18-19, features Kostova program, lotsa authors, and workshops
"My husband and I will be there, with Murder as a Call to Love, A True Story of Transformation and Forgiveness. We're looking forward to sharing a cup of tea with neighbor publishers, authors, readers. Come see our booth!"
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Malaprop's Sunday afternoon

Just home from a speaking engagement in PA, and a visit with my wonderful 90-year-old mother in Ohio, and re-bonding with my sweet "kidney sister," Carole, in New Jersey. Join us at Malaprop's in Asheville at 3:00 PM this Sunday afternoon for an interactive event/reading/book signing. Forgiveness is the scent of the violet on the heel that has crushed it.                         --Mark TwainSee More
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Judith Toy commented on Rob Neufeld's group Promoting Writers
"My husband and I are having so much fun marketing my book. There's a plethora of material online. Hard not to become overwhelmed, but we pick and choose the ideas that suit our project -- and those we can afford. This is a compelling new world.…"
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Rain

Rain makes me realize how restless I am, like the clouds that hug the nearby mountains, roaming, appearing, vanishing. When I was eight months old, my mother tells me, I climbed out of my playpen. (Probably hit my head, too.) I still want out. Thinking about going to India this coming year. Yet the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh have taught me to find refuge in the present moment, the only moment. Breathing in, I know I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know I am breathing out -- the breath as…See More
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Cries lost on the wind

My book is late. It's a long, sad story, but it will be available at http://www.murderasacalltolove.com soon. Actually the website is up and running, and I'm blogging there. In the meantime, on this rainy morning, found this haiku buried in one of my husband, Philip's emails. He is so talented, and this is exactly how I feel this today:Still ochred oak leavesLate autumn so persistentCries lost on the windSee More
Nov 16, 2011
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Murder as a Call to Love

My book, Murder as a Call to Love, is to be published this month by Cloud Cottage Editions in Black Mountain. The story, my nonfiction story, hinges on the murders of three people in my family and of how I was finally able to forgive the murderer. We're hoping this book will be of help to people who have suffered any catastrophic loss.  Also it may be of interest to inmates and those who work in prisons, as well as students of Zen Buddhism. See More
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Blue Ridge Book Fest

This is our first time out with a book fair. We are renting half a table. You'll see our big poster at the Blue Ridge Book Fest in Flat Rock, this Friday and Saturday -- Murder as a Call to Love. Come by our table and let's talk about the new surge of small local presses. I'd like to interview you for an article I'm putting together, possibly for MountainX.

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Malaprop's Sunday afternoon

Just home from a speaking engagement in PA, and a visit with my wonderful 90-year-old mother in Ohio, and re-bonding with my sweet "kidney sister," Carole, in New Jersey. Join us at Malaprop's in Asheville at 3:00 PM this Sunday afternoon for an interactive event/reading/book signing. 

Forgiveness is the scent of the violet on the heel that has crushed it.                         --Mark Twain

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Rain

Rain makes me realize how restless I am, like the clouds that hug the nearby mountains, roaming, appearing, vanishing. When I was eight months old, my mother tells me, I climbed out of my playpen. (Probably hit my head, too.) I still want out. Thinking about going to India this coming year. Yet the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh have taught me to find refuge in the present moment, the only moment. Breathing in, I know I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know I am breathing out -- the breath as…

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Cries lost on the wind

My book is late. It's a long, sad story, but it will be available at http://www.murderasacalltolove.com soon. Actually the website is up and running, and I'm blogging there. In the meantime, on this rainy morning, found this haiku buried in one of my husband, Philip's emails. He is so talented, and this is exactly how I feel this today:



Still ochred oak leaves

Late autumn so persistent

Cries lost on the…

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