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Two Big Cultural Events in December in Hendersonville & Ashevillefrom press releaseThe Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s cultural history and documentary film center, presents, Cherokee Music and Dance on Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m., Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium.  Tickets are $5. The screening of A Great American Tapestry will be held on December 2, 2 p.m., at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville.  Tickets for that event are…See More
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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

Dave Minneman and a sense of justiceby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Dave Minneman doing research at Pack Memorial Library.  Photo by author.            “One of the biggest things I did as a kid, in order to escape my father,” Asheville resident Dave Minneman says of his 1960s and 70s rural Indiana childhood, “was…See More
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Julia Nunnally Duncan at MACA Authors' Booth

October 14, 2017 from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be signing her new books A Part of Me and A Place That Was Home at the Mountain Glory Festival in downtown Marion on Saturday, October 14, from 9:30-1:30. She will be located at the MACA Authors' booth on Main Street.See More
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Writers in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP)read atMalaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m., Sun.,Oct. 15 Elizabeth Lutyens, editor of the GSWP’s Great Smokies Review, leads the Prose Master Class and will host the reading. ·        Ellen Carr, who works in the financial industry, will read excerpts from her novel of uneasy relationships, Unmanned. ·        Sarah Carter, an artist and photographer who will publish an excerpt of her novel, Jolene, Joe-Pye,…See More
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How To Kill Your Reader

Danger is a crucial element in a mystery novel. A killer is on the loose and no one is safe. But sometimes the killer can be the writer, and the victim, the reader.I'm talking about when the author turns into a preacher and the story becomes a sermon. Now I am not against using a mystery novel for social commentary. Writing doesn't happen in a moral vacuum, and, after all, isn't a mystery a morality play? As fellow North Carolina author Margaret Maron said there is no topic that can't be dealt…See More
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Hidden Scars - A Sam Blackman Mystery

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Sacred Sites for Secular Times: 50 Commemorative Experiences in Western North Carolina by Rob Neufeld              Among the many sites dedicated to history, there are some—both overbooked and overlooked—that provide full and moving experiences.  They involve a physical component, connecting to landscape; an imaginative one, entering other times and minds; and an interactive one, maintaining relevance.             The entries in this book help create full experiences through descriptive…See More
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In honor of my blog Plant Whatever Brings You Joy's 10th Blogiversary I've posted a chapter from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden. This particular chapter was also excerpted in Fairview's GreenPrints magazine, which was greatly appreciated. Read more here:…See More
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Posted on July 28, 2012 at 7:30am

Blue Ridge Books Five Years: Kat Magendie, Kimberly Brock, Erika Marks, and music by Grits & Soul - come support BRBs, authors, and musicians!

On Sunday, July 15 at 3:00 p.m., Blue Ridge Books will host authors Kathryn Magendie (Family Graces), Kimberly Brock (The River Witch), Erika Marks (Little Gale Gumbo), and the musical act, Grits & Soul.

Kathryn Magendie's Family Graces is the last in her trilogy that includes Tender Graces and Secret Graces. Her trilogy traces the journey of Virginia Kate Carey as she deals with the ghosts of her…


Posted on July 13, 2012 at 3:01pm

Blue Ridge Books - five years & a party

Blue Ridge Books will be celebrating five years on Main Street Waynesville. 

I will be there with two other authors - books, food, drink, fun, laughing.

July 15 at 3:00 PM. 

Hope to see you there!

Posted on June 20, 2012 at 7:30am

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 . . . and I hope you are writing, or reading, something wonderful.

Posted on June 10, 2012 at 7:28am

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At 4:31pm on February 19, 2012, Aidana WillowRaven said…

Good. :D Now to go plaster it on all of my other nings ... lol.

At 3:57pm on February 19, 2012, Aidana WillowRaven said…

Thank you. :D Do you think posting both is distracting or overkill?

At 3:51pm on February 19, 2012, Aidana WillowRaven said…

Ohhh ... lol ... ok.

Oh, I just uploaded another VidFolio, one focusing on my children's illustration. Check it out and let me know what you think. :D

At 3:44pm on February 19, 2012, Aidana WillowRaven said…

Cool. So ... you can't use the ones the publisher made?

At 3:28pm on February 19, 2012, Aidana WillowRaven said…

Do you do your own videos?

At 2:39pm on February 19, 2012, Aidana WillowRaven said…

Your page looks ok ... lol. You should start out with your photos or a video, though. Grab their attention right off the bat. Glad you like my video :D.

At 1:25am on September 12, 2010, Judith Lynn Alef said…
Thanks so much for the invite and have happy feet being your friend. Yippee
At 10:35pm on June 27, 2009, Suzan Tanner McCoury said…
Kathryn, Thank you very much for making the review possible. I haven't seen it yet, but I am going to check it out. I appreciate the chance you gave me to have one.
At 8:21pm on April 18, 2009, Kathryn Stripling Byer said…
Hi Kat, I'm glad your signing went well. Are you coming to City Lights anytime soon? K.
At 12:18pm on April 14, 2009, Suzan Tanner McCoury said…
Thank you for your reply to my inquirey about marketing tips. I don't have a blog, but I am going to try to learn how to use one. I am just getting used to this

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