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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
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
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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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Kevin Morgan Watson commented on Rob Neufeld's group Creative Publishing
"Dawn, I'm based out of Winston-Salem, but for Press 53 I use POD printing by Lightning Source, a division of Ingram. They are based in LaVergne, TN, and I have an excellent relationship with them. I think LULU is fine for very small runs and…"
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Kevin Morgan Watson commented on Rob Neufeld's group Creative Publishing
"Don, If by "uploaded publishing" you mean an ebook, I'm all for it. I don't acquire electronic rights to the books I publish, so the author is free to set up his or her book as an ebook for Kindle or the Sony reader and reap the…"
Oct 24, 2009
DONALD MAROTTA left a comment for Kevin Morgan Watson
"Kevin, I was the author of Prospecting for Old Furniture, written before my having knowledge of self-promotion. It was written from several perspectives, including my company's work in restoring antique furniture. An editor of Mid-West reviews…"
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John Ehle Reading and Celebration at West Asheville Branck Library

October 10, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
John Ehle will celebrate the Press 53 publication of the 25th Anniversary edition of his best-selling novel Last One Home with a rare reading and book signing at West Asheville Branch Library on Saturday, October10, at 2 p.m. Last One Home is the last book in Ehle's famous Appalachian Mountain series that began with The Land Breakers, which will also be available for purchase. This reading is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by The Writers’ Workshop. For more information, email…See More
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John Ehle Reading and Celebration at West Asheville Branck Library

October 10, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
John Ehle will celebrate the Press 53 publication of the 25th Anniversary edition of his best-selling novel Last One Home with a rare reading and book signing at West Asheville Branch Library on Saturday, October10, at 2 p.m. Last One Home is the last book in Ehle's famous Appalachian Mountain series that began with The Land Breakers, which will also be available for purchase. This reading is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by The Writers’ Workshop. For more information, email…See More
Sep 27, 2009
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Cover Photo Needed for Lion on the Hearth, by John Ehle

I'm in the process of reissuing John Ehle's 1961 novel Lion on the Hearth. I'd like to find a cover photo or painting of Lexington Avenue in Asheville from the 1920s. If anyone has some images I could consider, I would appreciate it. Send me a note at kevin@press53.com.
Jul 7, 2009
Kathryn Magendie replied to Kevin Morgan Watson's discussion Small Press challenges in the group Creative Publishing
"I wish I'd known about this! I published with a small press and would be interested to see the point of view of a small press - what SP considers as "success" of an author - what SP likes their authors to do to make them happy - how…"
Jun 26, 2009
Tipper left a comment for Kevin Morgan Watson
"Kevin-Thank you for the comment! Yes I'd love to travel back in time and watch the folks in the photo go about their daily lives. The photo is of my Grandmother's family-so I also wish I had asked her more about her childhood before it was…"
Apr 29, 2009
Kevin Morgan Watson commented on Rob Neufeld's group Creative Publishing
"Nancy, You pose a good question that I am asked often. Usually, when I reprint a book it either what I consider a classic out-of-print book, like John Ehle's The Land Breakers, or Guy Owen's Journey for Joedel (coming soon), I also…"
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Small Press challenges

Tomorrow, April 8, I will deliver a talk to a local leadership group on the challenges of running a small press. While there are numerous challenges, my main focus will be on finding readers who love the kind of writing I love. When I founded Press 53 in October of 2005, I made a decision to not follow the markets by publishing the current trends; rather, I decided to publish the kind of writing I love and set out to find readers who agree with me. This way I would never have to edit, re-edit,…See More
Apr 7, 2009
Kevin Morgan Watson replied to Kathryn Stripling Byer's discussion New Poetry Books by NC Writers
"Kathryn, Thanks for mentioning Joseph Bathanti. We're launching his book, Land of Amnesia, next Wed, April 1, at a Press 53 party to kick off National Poetry Month. I'll be sending you a copy when it arrives on Monday."
Mar 28, 2009
Kevin Morgan Watson commented on Rob Neufeld's group Creative Publishing
"I'm not familiar with Blurb, and I've seen a few Lulu books. I know Lulu is more expensive per book than traditional publishing, but if you only want enough for family and friends, then it's a good option. For your purposes, Jenny, I…"
Mar 12, 2009
Kevin Morgan Watson commented on Rob Neufeld's group Creative Publishing
"Rob, y interest is mainly poetry and short story collections, reprinting classic out-of-print books, an occasional novel and memoir. Jenny, have to considered a blog where you can post an occasional photo and talk about it and your project? If not,…"
Mar 11, 2009

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At 6:59am on October 22, 2009, DONALD MAROTTA said…
Kevin,

I was the author of Prospecting for Old Furniture, written before my having knowledge of self-promotion. It was written from several perspectives, including my company's work in restoring antique furniture. An editor of Mid-West reviews said it was "masterful in its care and worthy of the highest praise." Its title needs to be The Practical Book of Buying Antique Furniture. I am following it with another which balances Antiques, New-tiques, and Fun-tiques, and I have other books well developed, which are humorous.
Don Marotta
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At 2:40pm on April 29, 2009, Tipper said…
Kevin-Thank you for the comment! Yes I'd love to travel back in time and watch the folks in the photo go about their daily lives. The photo is of my Grandmother's family-so I also wish I had asked her more about her childhood before it was too late.

Hope you have a great day!

Tipper
 
 
 

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