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Upcoming book--Sacred Sites for Secular Times

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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McCrumb sees stories behind haunting ghost by Rob NeufeldPHOTO: Sharyn McCrumb and her dog Arthur, 2017.  Photo by Laura Palmer, courtesy, Sharyn McCrumb In “The Unquiet Grave,” Sharyn McCrumb once again demonstrates her mastery at turning a folktale into something larger, different, and greater.The legend of the…See More
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James Vestus Miller

­HISTORIC PHOTO James Vester Miller James Vester Miller had been a boy when his mother, a Rutherfordton slave, had responded to Emancipation by taking her three children to Asheville and getting a job as a cook in a boardinghouse—some say Julia Wolfe’s boardinghouse, Old Kentucky Home.  Growing up, Miller hung…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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Dellinger's Mill, Hawk, Mitchell County

Meet the 4th generation miller of a historic millby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Triptych of Dellinger Mill and Jack Dellinger in his mill, showing the hopper, the 1859 waterwheel, bags of cornmeal, and the National Historic Place plaque.  Photos and composition by Henry Neufeld.            I had written about…See More
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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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"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?"
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"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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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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