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Peachtree – Local author William Roy Pipes announces the release of his two books – Mammy: A Term of Endearment and A Haven for Willa Mae. Mammy: A Term of Endearment, is a fictional story of the sla…

Peachtree – Local author William RoyPipes announces the release of his two books– Mammy: A Term of Endearment and A Havenfor Willa Mae.Mammy: A Term of Endearment, is a fictionalstory of the slavery of a black woman whoafter being freed became my father’s mammy.Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term,but Pipes’ father considered it a term of endearment.It’s a story of the discrimination many blacksand poor whites still face today, not only in theSouth but also in the North. It is a story of…See More
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Jul 25
William Roy Pipes commented on William Roy Pipes's blog post Mammy: A term of Endearment
"A Haven for Willa Mae    A Haven for Willa Mae is the first of a two series novels. It is a novel containing danger, suspense, romance and treachery along with abuse, deceit, murder, kidnapping, and insanity. It is a gripping action packed…"
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William Roy Pipes posted a blog post

Mammy: A term of Endearment

Mammy: A Term of Endearment    I have a new novel I titled, Mammy: A Term of Endearment. Mammy is a fictional story of the slavery of a black woman who after being freed became my father’s mammy. Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term, but my father considered it a term of endearment.    It’s a story of the discrimination many blacks and poor whites still face today, not only in the south but also in the north. It is a story of love, hate, romance, and humor.    Included in the novel are…See More
Jul 17
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Finding a great book beyond the in-crowd mainstream

A new way to find great new booksby Rob Neufeld            I keep searching for ways to be as open as possible to great books as they come out.  It’s not easy because: 1) our guides—publishers and reviewers—follow certain channels, comparable to radio playlists, to stay smart; and 2) a random approach is impractical.            Readers’ online reviews help, but there’s too much; I need a filter, based partly on authority.  I could ask people in person—and that’s pretty interesting.  Rarely do…See More
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Robert Beatty's Serafina and the art of YA fantasy

How to write a youth fantasy: introducing Serafinaby Rob Neufeld             Begin in the basement of the recently constructed Biltmore House with a girl who’s been in hiding there from infancy to her 12th year—for good reasons—and follow that lead to a media sensation that seeks to join “Frozen” in…See More
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Fred Weyler replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Robert Henry revealed by Rick Russell book
"LP Summers mentioned Samuel Talbot in "History of SW VA" then withdrew him from militia list in more accurate "Annals of SW VA" probably because there was no such person in the county records. Robert Henry set high standards for…"
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"Us versus Them" does not help fight against racism; worsens sectionalism

“Us versus them” is not good historyby Rob Neufeld             Writing about history and the complex lives that play out within it does not sell as well as team spirit, especially in this age of clicks and likes.            I recently confronted this truth when I wrote my article last week about the minds of our leaders in 1851. The word “slavery” was added to the headline to alert people to its relevance.  Seeing that term connected people to a cause they felt strongly about, particularly in…See More
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Christine Lajewski posted a blog post

Suitcase Charlie: A Recommended Crime Thriller

     John Guzlowski is a writer and poet whose parents were forced laborers in Poland during WW II. He was born in a refugee camp before he came with his family to live in the Polish neighborhoods of Chicago. Already a highly regarded poet, he turned his childhood memories (including some gruesome child murders) into a novel titled SUITCASE CHARLIE.    Two war-weary Chicago detectives investigate a series of horrifying child murders. Before the crimes are solved, the reader follows the…See More
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Mammy, A Term of Endearment

I read Rob Neufield's article Visit OUR PAST in today's Asheville Citizen-Times.It was a super article, but caused me to want to share my novel:  Mammy: A Term of Endearment.Mammy: A Term of Endearment. is now available as an ebook on Kindle, but the publisher, Ecanus Publishing, Great Britain tells me the paperback edition will be out soon (2 to 3 weeks).The novel is fiction but came from my father who was born in 1895. Due to his mother's sickness Grandpa hired her to be a Mammy to my father,…See More
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Writers on the Rock at Chimney Rock, NC

June 28, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm
The culture and heritage of Appalachia is an experience like no other, and it serves as the perfect backdrop for a variety of storytelling. View the soaring cliffs and stunning valleys of Chimney Rock and the Hickory Nut Gorge as you get to know your favorite author and meet new ones. Join Ann B. Ross, Tommy Hays, Sheri Castle, Evan Williams and more as they share their experiences and autograph copies of their books. A selection of titles by each author will be available for sale. See…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
Dec 13, 2013
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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
Dec 12, 2013
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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
Oct 10, 2013
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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
Aug 2, 2013
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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
Nov 30, 2012
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"Renea, It's always nice to connect with other NC writers. I'm afraid I haven't done a very good job of staying connected with THE READ. As you know, marketing one's books can keep an author darting in many…"
Oct 26, 2011
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"David, I'm organizing an authors' table at Black Mountain's tailgate market. My idea is that we wouldn't all have to participate every week.   Are you interested? I'm hoping to set up at meeting for participants…"
May 16, 2011
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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.
May 5, 2010
David Pereda left a comment for Nancy Werking Poling
"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."
Sep 28, 2009
Nancy Werking Poling left a comment for David Pereda
"I'm in Evanston, IL for the semester, back where we used to live. I'm trying to promote my book here, but the only bookstores, other than a used one and the one at the university are Barnes and Noble and Borders. B & N has ordered OUT…"
Sep 27, 2009
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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.See More
Sep 17, 2009

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Fiction, particularly women's fiction
mysteries
Favorites:
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (just finished it)
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (an old favorite)
anything by Ann Tyler
Toni Morrison
Since moving to NC I've been enjoying books by Vicki Lane
Dick Francis

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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



www.nancypoling.com



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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