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Lyndsay Eli with GUNSLINGER GIRL (YA Novel) at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

January 20, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Are you a fan of The Hunger Games?  Then picture what Katniss would be like - with a gun.  That's just a taste of the "new" West action Lyndsay Eli brings to Spellbound Children's Bookshop with Gunslinger Girl.  She shares her debut novel on Saturday, January 20, at 6 p.m. The US has been fractured by a Second Civil War. Serendipity 'Pity' Jones finds a home of sorts in the corrupt, lawless city of Cessation (think Las Vegas on steroids).  Her shooting skills make her a star of the Theater…See More
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Cherokee and WNC music and dance events

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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Battery Park Hill through the ages

Battery Park through the Years by Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTIONS: 1) Present-day view of Battery Park Apartments from…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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Sample 8 Great Smokies Writers at Malaprop’s, Oct. 15

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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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

The Douglas Ellington effect: An Appreciationby Rob NeufeldIMAGE: Douglas Ellington’s original drawing for a City Hall-County Courthouse Art Deco complex.            “Dear Douglas,” Kenneth Ellington wrote his brother, the 38-year old Pittsburgh architect, on May 6, 1925, “I know things are…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

Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson investigate a 70-year-old death that unleashes a killer.
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Black Mountain College as Backdrop for Mystery

My new book, HIDDEN SCARS, is released Oct 3rd.  D.G. Martin notes the star of the story is Black Mountain College.  http://chapelboro.com/town-square/columns/one-on-one/one-one-lost-college-still-shinesSee More
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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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Nancy Werking Poling at Pack Library, downtown Asheville

August 9, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Nancy Werking Poling will read from her new book, Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987).The Winters' forty-two-year marriage spanned key historical periods of the 20th century and took them from Indiana to Mexico City. Freed from U.S. racism, Daniel felt "as Mexican as chile verde." Meanwhile, Anna, a reserved white woman who struggled with speaking Spanish, experienced no similar sense of liberation. Before It Was Legal is not a happily-ever-after story, but an honest…See More
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Nancy Werking Poling at Black Mountain Library

March 6, 2017 from 7pm to 8pm
The launch of Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987).In an eleven-day interview Daniel and Anna Winters looked back with honesty on a marriage challenged by moving from Indiana to Mexico City. The book is about an independent white woman, a talented black man, and the times in which these two remarkable people lived.See More
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2nd Annual Holiday Book Bazaar at Monte Vista Hotel

December 19, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm
A party and a book sale wrapped in a single event.Black Mountain authors AMY ALLEN, SHERIDAN HILL, JEFF HUTCHINS, MARTHA JANE PETERSON, NANCY POLING, JERALD POPE, and KITTY RICHARDS will be selling their children's books, memoirs, and fiction.The Monte Vista Hotel will provide hor d'oeuvres. Cash bar.See More
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2nd Annual Holiday Book Bazaar at Monte Vista Hotel

December 19, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm
A party and a book sale wrapped in a single event.Black Mountain authors AMY ALLEN, SHERIDAN HILL, JEFF HUTCHINS, MARTHA JANE PETERSON, NANCY POLING, JERALD POPE, and KITTY RICHARDS will be selling their children's books, memoirs, and fiction.The Monte Vista Hotel will provide hor d'oeuvres. Cash bar.See More
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Black Mountain Authors Guild--poetry reading at Monte Vista Hotel

November 21, 2013 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
The Black Mountain Authors Guild presents two local poets: Gary Hawkins (reading from his work, Five Occupational Love Poems) and Ben Yanes (musician and writer, founding editor of Red Line Blues).Free hors d'oeuvres, cash bar.See More
Nov 12, 2013
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Memoir: Stories of Triumph and Survival at Monte Vista Hotel

October 17, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Three Black Mountain authors will read from their recently published memoirs:Kitty Richards: Battles of a Bipolar BuddhistMartha Jane Petersen: Imaging my Inner FireSheridan Hill: Helga: A Memoir of Privilege, War, and FamilySee More
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Reading by William Forstchen and members of the Black Mountain Authors Guild at Monte Vista Hotel

August 15, 2013 from 5pm to 6:30pm
The theme of the evening will be Alternate Visions, with William Forstchen reading from his novel ONE SECOND AFTER, which takes place in Black Mountain. Other readers include guild members Jerry Pope,who's dared to satirize One Second After; Pat Christy, author of The Education of Temple Fox, and Nancy Poling, author of Had Eve Come First and Jonah Been a Woman.See More
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Black Mountain Authors Guild at Monte Vista Hotel

August 15, 2013 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
The Black Mountain Authors Guild has recently formed for the purpose of promoting the literary arts and sharing our work. Membership is open to published authors living in the Swannanoa Valley.Regular event: Third Thursdays at the Monte Vista Hotel. Starting at 5:30 we'll be reading from our work.The social hour starts at 5:00. Cash bar, free appetizers.See More
Jul 17, 2013
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6 Black Mountain Authors at Monte Vista Hotel

December 13, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Thurs., Dec.13 at 5:30.The Monte Vista Hotel in Black Mountain (308 State St.) will host six local authors offering lively, fun four-minute presentations of their work, with free hors d’oeuvres, a drawing for free books, and a cash bar. The authors include Amy Allen ( Summoning the Mountains), Patricia S. Christy (The Education of Temple Fox), Sheridan Hill (personal biographer who will stay for free memoir consults), Bob MacDicken (Love and Breath), Nancy Werking Poling (Out of the Pumpkin…See More
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Nancy Werking Poling at Park Road Books

May 21, 2010 from 7pm to 8pm
Nancy will read from her novel, OUT OF THE PUMPKIN SHELL and laugh with attendees about aging gracelessly.
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"Local store managers do have control. To get national distibution, you have to write to Borders Headquarters. Ask your local store manager how to do it."
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An Illinois stay

I'm spending the fall semester in Evanston, IL While my husband teaches, I'm promoting my book, OUT OF THE PUMPKIN SHELL. Five book groups will be discussing it in October and November and have invited me as guest. I'll also be reading tonight at The Book Cellar, in Chicago.

I miss western North Carolina's mountains.

Posted on September 17, 2009 at 5:56pm

Why age gracefully when you can have adventure?

OUT OF THE PUMPKIN SHELL



by Nancy Werking Poling



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The teaching careers of lifelong friends Harriet (Hat) and Elise have come to an end in spectacular style, with the two women leaving more than burning bridges behind them. Now they are looking menopause straight in the eye--and they don't care one bit for what they see. Fight, they vow, we'll fight the interloper tooth and nail. More than a tad bruised and battered from the struggle, Hat and… Continue

Posted on August 3, 2009 at 3:07pm

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At 4:49pm on September 28, 2009, David Pereda said…
Local store managers do have control. To get national distibution, you have to write to Borders Headquarters. Ask your local store manager how to do it.
 
 
 

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