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Appalachian Culture Through Song and Memoir at City Lights Bookstore

August 8, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Join us at City Lights Bookstore on Friday, August 8th at 6:30 p.m. as Jeremy Jones explores the culture and history of the Blue Ridge Mountains through song and reading. Performing old-time banjo tunes and reading excerpts from his book Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland, he presents the sounds and stories of his native Appalachian mountains in a blending of personal narrative and folklore. In Bearwallow, his first book, Jones turns his attention to the complex and rich…See More
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A Shelter of Others by Charles Dodd White

Mountain writer expresses a cry for countryby Rob Neufeld             There’s a scene in Charles Dodd White’s new novel, “A Shelter of Others,” in which a character topples twenty feet off a ledge in a national forest and is saved by some kind of “solid bulk” that interrupts his fall.            He has landed on a…See More
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"Nicely done, and informative. I look forward to part 2."
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Life among the poorest is eye-openerby Rob Neufeld             Enlightened and sobered by Katherine Boo’s account of political amorality and human behavior in “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity,” I was also amazed by her narrative achievement.            The book is…See More
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Does anyone need a good proofreader?

My company, Dave Turner Creative, has just Dave Turner Creative has formed a new partnership with expert proofreader Rebecca Lang. Here are her credentials, experience and specialties:http://daveturnercreative.com/proofreadingAll the best,Dave Turner, author of Billy Ray's…See More
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Book discussions in WNC, July 2014

WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, JULY 2014Tuesday, July 1WILD BOOK CLUB: The WILD Book Club discusses “The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer at the Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki is the subject of a book discussion at the Weaverville…See More
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Summer issue of GreenPrints is out!

The summer issue of GreenPrints is out! You probably know it's published right there in Fairview by Pat Stone, former longtime gardening editor of Mother Earth News! He's graciously included an excerpt of one of my favorite stories from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden, which I do hope you will enjoy! He's also going to be making the book available on his site, soon! Thank you, Pat Stone! …See More
Jun 20
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Screening of "Stark Love" filmed in NC in 1929 at A-B Tech Ferguson Auditorium

June 21, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
The movie, filmed in 1929 in Graham County NC, accompanies the Asheville History Center's "Hillbilly Land" exhibition.See More
Jun 19
Jerald Pope left a comment for Rob Neufeld
"Hey Rob, Can you make it to the reading tonight? If not, where can I send you a copy of the book? Best to email me at <jerry@harebrandideas.com>"
Jun 19
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Jerry Pope reads New novel at Monte Visa Hotel

June 19, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
Local artist and Swannanoa Valley historian Jerald Pope is releasing his first novel, “The Elvis Tooth.” Pope describes the book as “a comic, historical, action-packed beach book, about Black Mountain that combines real history and stories with a time travel flair,” The titular tooth, the key McGuffin in the story, was an actual tooth pulled from Elvis Presley’s mouth in Black Mountain by Dr. Love in 1975. Pope is best known locally for the “Way Back When” series of plays that ran at the Black…See More
Jun 19
Caralyn Davis posted a blog post

My Short Story "Belong" Published at Word Riot

May entertain, but it is a little edgy, NSFW (not safe for work) as the kids say, so consider yourself warned: http://www.wordriot.org/archives/7026See More
Jun 18
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New author's book, "The Trouble with Mattie", a women's comedy/drama

My name is Mary A. Berger and I'm a new author from Hendersonville.  My women's humor/drama novel, "The Trouble with Mattie", will give you plenty of laughs, but also has a serious edge.  The…Continue

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The Message: Newest Mattie Caper

Tuesday, November 19, 2013The Message: Newest Mattie CaperI'm back! While my creator, Mary Berger, is pounding out further adventures about yours truly, I have to tell you about this latest caper she has me—and Clare—involved in. In The Message, we're volunteering at a local thrift shop. I'm minding my own business…See More
Nov 27, 2013
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Essay Winner by Mary A. Berger

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2013Essay Winner Announcements@HumorPress.com Contest Winner  Mary A. Berger Is Named A Finalist In HumorPress.com's "America's Funniest Humor!" Writing Contest Mary A. Berger, a writer from…See More
Feb 3, 2013
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Mary's Been Busy

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012Mary's Been BusyGood grief, you'd think my creator, Mary, would have enough to do keeping up with all my, well, "activities." She actually writes about things other than my scheming, comical behavior. (Clare, did I hear you say erratic?) I mentioned in my last post the humor piece she had published in the current Not Your Mother's Book anthology. Not only…See More
Nov 6, 2012
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Book No. 3 Almost Ready, Mary A. Berger

Book No. 3 Almost Ready, by Mary A. BergerTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012Book No. 3 Almost ReadyI know, I know, it's been a while since you've heard from me. But hey, I've been out doing good deeds. You see, Clare and I are trying to figure out how to get into this blasted online dating site in our pursuit of an online bad boy. Trouble is, neither of us knows much about…See More
Sep 19, 2012
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Local Authors Day at Spartanburg Public Library Headquarters, Spartanburg, SC

May 9, 2012 from 11am to 1pm
Highlighting local authors on Wednesdays through the summer. Mary A. Berger will have her women's humor/cozy mystery novels, "The Trouble with Mattie" and "A Trip to the Water's Edge" available for sale. Each Wednesday through the summer, authors are scheduled to bring their books and set up in the atrium of the Spartanburg Public Library Headquarters in Spartanburg, SC.
Apr 27, 2012
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Mary A. Berger at Johnson Farm, 3346 Haywood Rd., Hendersonville, NC

April 28, 2012 from 10am to 4pm
Book exhibit/signing at Historic Johnson Farm Festival, 3346 Haywood Rd., Hendersonville, NC on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Author's two women's humor/mysteries, The Trouble with Mattie and A Trip to the Water's Edge, will be available for purchase. Also, please visit my blog at: mattiesmysteries.blogspot.comSee More
Mar 21, 2012
Mary A. Berger posted a blog post

Murder and Mayhem

Hi Gang,A quick note to let you know about a book review Mary just received. Todd Fonesco runs a site called Review My Book On Amazon and was kind enough to give Mary's latest book, A Trip to the Water's Edge, a read. And guess what? She received four out of five stars! Here's an excerpt from his review:Trip to the Water’s Edge – Murder and Mayhem Mattie Mitchell Style!Rating: 4 of 5"For those who like a light hearted…See More
Jan 23, 2012
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Reception for Winner of The Fountainhead Bookstore Short Story Contest at The Fountainhead Bookstore

January 19, 2012 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join us as we honor the winner of our first Short Story Contest - Noelle McKay.  Her story, "Ungrateful Child" was up against some stiff competition, according to the judges. A wine reception will be held 1/19/12 at 6:30, when the story will also be read for the public. See More
Jan 13, 2012

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Book No. 3 Almost Ready, Mary A. Berger

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Posted on September 21, 2012 at 5:18pm

. . . from my book, "The Trouble with Mattie" . . .

. . . Mattie tried to reach for her phone. Again, she was blocked by the men.
"What are you trying to do?" she cried out; "I'm not your prisoner!" At that, she managed to slip out of her chair and head for the door. Two hands slammed the door shut before she could reach it. Slowly, she backed away from them, growing fear reflecting in her eyes . . .

(From my second Mattie's Mysteries Series, soon to be out)

 . . . Mattie glanced in the rear view mirror and noticed a gray truck following closely behind.  When she sped up, the truck sped up; when she slowed down, the truck slowed down.  She pulled into a parking lot, wondering if the truck would follow her . . .

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At 1:36pm on January 8, 2012, Cathryn McLeod said…

Mary, please excuse my not accepting your friend request earlier. I get distracted.. thanks.

Cathryn McLeod

At 3:50pm on June 17, 2011, Charles Davidson said…

Thank you, Mary for your kind invitation. I look forward to getting acquainted.

Charles Davidson

At 4:06pm on June 16, 2011, Frances Rogers said…
Thank, Mary! Fran Rogers
At 3:54pm on June 13, 2011, M Huggins said…
Sounds like a great read--I am from Brevard!
At 4:50pm on June 10, 2011, MARYROSE McWHIRTER said…
"The Trouble with Mattie" sounds interesting, so I just downloaded the ebook from B&N to read on my iPad.  Thanks for sharing!  MWM
At 2:01pm on June 10, 2011, Elizabeth said…
I read the reviews on amazon, read your blog... our library doesn't carry it.  I'll make a purchase request for it and they buy the book if it's not in the system in another county.  It sounds so real- like yo really did eat all that quiche and bumped into the tattoo man.  Did some of this really happen?  I blog about hte books I read if there isn't any swearing in em. Looking forward to reading the book.  Elizabeth (lisa)
At 1:48pm on May 15, 2011, Jack R.Pyle said…

Not only that, Mary, but we both remember (or think we do) that you pronounce your last name with a sof "g."

 

jack

At 5:51pm on May 13, 2011, Jack R.Pyle said…

Hi, Mary,

 

Yes, of course, both of us remember you, Mary, and we are delighted that your first book is going to be at the Hendersonville event.  We can't be there--previous engagements--because we now have 14 books between us so we are out there "peddling books" at every opportunity.

 

Our best wishes are with you.

 

I hope this gets to you, but I am unfamiliar with all this social networking stuff, but I'm willing, in your case, to give it a try.

 

jack

At 8:45pm on March 8, 2011, Mary A. Berger said…
Add to Favorites:  Janet Evanovich
 
 
 

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