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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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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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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
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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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Wednesday Writers Group at Barnes & Noble Asheville Mall

September 23, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
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Sep 5, 2009
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Wednesday Writers Group at Barnes & Noble Asheville Mall

September 16, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
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Wednesday Writers Group at Barnes & Noble Asheville Mall

September 9, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
Open to writers of all genres. Improve your skills through peer readings and discussion of assigned short stories. Story to be discussed on September 9: "The Stare" by Doris Lessing.
Aug 20, 2009
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Wednesday Writers Group at Barnes & Noble Asheville Mall

August 12, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
Open to writers of all genres. Improve your skills through peer readings and discussion of assigned short stories. Story to be discussed on August 12: "Testimony of Pilot" by Barry Hannah
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Wednesday Writers Group at Barnes & Noble Asheville Mall

August 26, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
Open to writers of all genres. Improve your skills through peer readings and discussion of assigned short stories. Story to be discussed on August 26: "Bullet in the Brain" by Tobias Wolff
Aug 4, 2009
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Wednesday Writers Group at Barnes & Noble Asheville Mall

August 19, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
Open to writers of all genres. Improve your skills through peer readings and discussion of assigned short stories. Story to be discussed on August 19: "The Half-Skinned Steer" by Annie Proulx
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July 22, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
Open to writers of all genres. Improve your skills through peer readings and discussion of assigned short stories. Story to be discussed on July 22: "Paper Losses" by Lorrie Moore
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Wednesday Writers Group at Barnes & Noble Asheville Mall

July 8, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
Open to writers of all genres. Improve your skills through peer readings and discussion of assigned short stories. On July 8 the short story to be discussed will be "Deep-Holes" by Alice Munro.
Jun 26, 2009
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Wednesday Writers Group at Barnes & Noble, Asheville Mall

July 15, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
Open to writers of all genres. Improve your skills through peer readings and discussion of assigned short stories. Meets weekly. Story to be discussed on July 15: "The Dead" by James Joyce.
Jun 22, 2009
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Wednesday Writers Group at Barnes & Noble Asheville Mall

July 8, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
Open to writers of all genres. Improve your skills through peer readings and discussion of assigned short stories. On July 8 the short story to be discussed will be "Deep-Holes" by Alice Munro.
Jun 20, 2009
Judith Hoy DuBrul left a comment for Raymond W. Russell
"And yours?"
Jun 17, 2009
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Wednesday Writers Group at Barnes & Noble Asheville Mall

July 8, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
Open to writers of all genres. Improve your skills through peer readings and discussion of assigned short stories. On July 8 the short story to be discussed will be "Deep-Holes" by Alice Munro.
Jun 16, 2009

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At 6:50pm on June 17, 2009, Judith Hoy DuBrul said…
And yours?
At 11:22pm on June 11, 2009, William Ames Bascom said…
Finger slipped. Got the wrong zip code. Back in STL now.
At 11:48am on June 2, 2009, Rob Neufeld said…
Hello, Ray! I'm eager to put up my Ron Rash features. I'm hoping you get back to your computer soon, so that I can get it going.

Starting a blog is very easy. Go to the top left box under your profile. Click blog posts, title an entry, and write. It's here you can put the notice about upcoming stories to be examined.

Thanks!
 
 
 

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