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Salman Rushdie come to Asheville with new novel

Atheist believes in genies, novel revealsby Rob Neufeld             Salman Rushdie’s latest novel—“Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” (1,001 nights)—has permitted me to come up with a headline as wild as the one above because the book is so exuberantly and infectiously…See More
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73 classic works about Appalachia going online

Key Appalachian studies publications now going onlinefrom press release, Jan. 27. 2016 Appalachian studies scholars and those interested in regional history will have greater access to out-of-print works thanks to a two-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Open Book Program grant totaling $88,000 awarded to Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University.  Pamela Mitchem, the library’s coordinator of digital scholarship and…See More
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John Parris' home-grown prose

South of Sylva, back of yesterday: John Parris' inspiration             “For the life of me, I just can’t understand why folks stopped usin’ cradles,” John Parris’ 97-year-old maternal grandfather had told him 60 years ago.            The oil lamp, the buggy, and the spinning wheel—they all were replaced by things…See More
Jan 27
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James Sturm expands scope of graphic novels

James Sturm blazes cartoon path to a new worldby Rob Neufeld             Why is it that when an author combines pictures with words, the medium is considered juvenile, like comics?  Words create literature; images, art.  Why, when you marry them, is it like pairing a milk cow with a mop?            Nothing against…See More
Jan 24
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The Writer as Pilgrim

Two articles leapt at my consciousness this week, both about writing. And suddenly, I know how to go forward from here. The first, The Price I Pay to Write, by Laura Bogart and published online in Dame Magazine, reflects on the difficulties of…See More
Jan 24
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Tired of thrillers with no soul?

Why read a 1940 man-on-the-run classicby Rob Neufeld             After reading a classic novel, you might think, “Oh, look at this superior ancestor of today’s fiction.”              For instance, “The Power and the Glory,” Graham Greene’s 1940 thriller about political oppression in Mexico, exemplifies the…See More
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Art of Grace by Sarah Kaufman

Dance critic applies grace to every moveby Rob Neufeld             It’s nice to find just the right word for something, especially when it sums up a main idea in your way of thinking.            That was the case with Sarah Kaufman when she’d first felt moved, nine years ago, to write her new book, “The Art of Grace” (W.W.…See More
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Fire and Ice Roses interview with author/gardening blogger Kathryn Hall

Fire and Ice Roses has been interviewing gardening bloggers and gardening experts and were kind enough to include this short interview recently which was quite fun and very much appreciated! http://fireandiceroses.com/ask-an-expert-kathryn-hall/See More
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History in the making, January 2, 2016

History in the making: items of note, January 2, 2016It was reported in today’s print edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times that a new state law went into effect, requiring people who’ve filed for unemployment benefits to make at least 5 job contacts a week.  It had been 2.  How will that work?  Are there that many jobs for which a person is qualified?  Can you apply to the same job twice if it continues to be listed? Paul Bonesteel, noted Asheville filmmaker, revealed on Facebook that a…See More
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Local event of the day, Jan 1 2016

Tarantino, eminent domain, and emancipation Tarantino comes to townQuentin Tarantino’s New Year’s gore and gabfest, The Hateful Eight, is gutted by New Yorker reviewer Anthony Lane, who says that Tarantino toys with rather than explores history, using it “for boyish fantasies of revenge, as if enormous crimes could be undone, after the event, by lone and wanton acts of humiliation.” …See More
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Railroad history in Western North Carolina: a close-up and bottom-line look

Railroads in WNC: the perils, the people, and the profitby Rob NeufeldWritten in conjunction with exhibit, "How The West Was Won," in Rural Heritage Museum, Mars Hill University PHOTO CAPTION: The entrance to the railroad show at the Rural Heritage Museum is commanded by a mock-up of Climax engine…See More
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"Hi Susan, accepted as friend and so glad you've joined me on here. Why not put a photo of your lovely face, etc. I have some of your NBC ones if you need a resent one. :-) "
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It's About Time...

Come on Spring... let your leaves burst from their stems, the flowers rise up to the sunshine, and your beauty come about. "Spring forth" is such an appropriate term!After this trying "'Ole Man Winter" finally etching its way out of our bones, we welcome "Miss Spring" in all her finery! Exciting, isn't it?See More
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Time Change for "Nailed" Book Club

"Nailed" Book Club still meets in the same location- G-n-G Bakery & Cafe, Blairsville, GA (beside CVS); however, the time has changed from 10:30 AM to the new time of 10:00 AM until noon.  We still meet on the 1st Friday of every month... Come join us as we discuss books our members have chosen in a quarterly selection. Our reviews are discussions that become quite lively as we look into the characters, the storyline, the author, and the book's main focus or plot. As we are a…See More
Oct 11, 2013
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"Nailed" Book Club - A Mystery/Thriller Genre Club at G-n-G Bakery & Cafe, Blairsville, GA

March 1, 2013 from 10:30am to 12pm
This mystery/thriller book club meets the 1st Friday of every month in Blairsville, GA, at 10:30 AM to Noon - G-n-G Bakery & Cafe, Hwy 515, beside CVS Drugstore. The membership is currently still open and we welcome anyone interested in this genre of books to join us for our rousing discussions. We select 2 books a month to read and discuss them at the following month's meeting. This tri-state club includes members from the GA/NC/TN area, including part-time residents. We hope you can join…See More
Feb 25, 2013
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"Nailed" Book Club - Mystery/Thriller Genre; Meets 1st Friday x month at G & G Bakery & Cafe, Hwy 515, Blairsville, GA

February 1, 2013 from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Invitation: If you like the mystery/thriller genre of books, we invite you to join our "Nailed" Book Club open to the tri-state area. We meet the 1st Friday of every month in Blairsville, GA at the G & G Bakery & Cafe, Hwy 515, next to the CVS downtown. Our members read 2 books per month and then we have a…See More
Jan 8, 2013
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New Release: "Muffin Mania" Cookbook

Happy New Year 2013 to all!Finished editing, proofreading and helping an author get her muffin cookbook published. It is to be released March 1, 2013. Look for "Muffin Mania" by Jean A. Nethery - its 82 pages of interesting stories related to the muffins, including muffin history, contributions from family, close friends, and the author herself. ISBN#978-0-9849099-2-6 @ $9.99. You may order your copy via mail currently at P.O. Box 2056, Boca Grande, FL 33921. Be sure to send $9.99 + $3…See More
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"Hello, doing fine - thanks for asking. I believe I found this site through an article about something local. I do blog some, and hope to get around to a book someday! Right now I still do more reading than writing.  Take Care, Rhonda "
Nov 20, 2012
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"Nailed" Book Club Meeting at G-n-G Bakery & Cafe

December 7, 2012 from 10:30am to 12pm
Come join us for a modern, laid-back, easy-going and fun mystery/thriller book club meeting...this includes book discussions, membership participation, occasional group outings, and being with those of like interests. Open to those 25 and older, male & female, with a love of reading, especially the mystery/thriller genre of books. Membership is open currently and we welcome guests anytime. What a great way to start your weekend!See More
Nov 16, 2012
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"Nailed" Book Club - The Mystery/Thriller Genre Club of Tri-State Area

The "Nailed" Book Club meets the 1st Friday every month at G-n-G Bakery & Cafe, Hwy 515, Blairsville, GA at 10:30 A.M. until Noon. This mystery/thriller genre club usually reads 2 books per month and discusses them at the next month's meeting. Included in this genre are many marvelous avenues for books that take us…See More
Nov 16, 2012
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Barbara Kingsolver Ticketed Event at Lipinsky Auditorium at Lipinsky Auditorium

November 28, 2012 from 7pm to 8pm
Wednesday, November 28 at 7pmBARBARA KINGSOLVER TICKETED EVENT AT LIPINSKY AUDITORIUMThe prize-winning author of eight works of fiction as well as books of poetry, essays, and creative and narrative nonfiction, Barbara Kingsolver will read from and sign Flight Behavior. The most recent of her books, this is a brilliant and suspenseful novel about catastrophe and denial. It takes place in contemporary Appalachia and explores the complexities that lead us to believe in our chosen truths. ”With…See More
Nov 16, 2012
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"Hi Rob, would it be possible in the Members listing to be able to look up via location? Such as in NC, or Asheville, or in my case, Blairsville, or WNC or NE-GA? It would be so much easier trying to find if there are 'friends' on here that…"
Nov 16, 2012
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"Hello Ethelene, know you love Abraham Lincoln, so wondered if you're going to see the new movie release as it comes out? Love to you, Rhonda Kay (Brigman), Blrsv., GA"
Nov 16, 2012
RhondaKay Brigman left a comment for Juanita Schneider
"Hi Juanita! Fun to see you on here. I have been a member since the beginning of the year 2011. Editing "Reflections From The Mountains" for the Georgia Mountain Writers Club caused me to find this site. I mentioned it a couple times in our…"
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"Hi Rhonda!!! I thought I would see if I knew any other authors or folks on The Read of WNC and saw your name as the first listed member! Thought I'd just check it, and couldn't believe it was you!!! How are you doing? I email back &…"
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Creative Fiction; Murder Mysteries; Poetry; Adventure; Victorian novels; History; Science-Fiction; Non-fiction.

*Founder/Facilitator of Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Book Club - 1st in the tri-state area. All Welcome!
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It's About Time...

Come on Spring... let your leaves burst from their stems, the flowers rise up to the sunshine, and your beauty come about. "Spring forth" is such an appropriate term!

After this trying "'Ole Man Winter" finally etching its way out of our bones, we welcome "Miss Spring" in all her finery! Exciting, isn't it?

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Time Change for "Nailed" Book Club

"Nailed" Book Club still meets in the same location- G-n-G Bakery & Cafe, Blairsville, GA (beside CVS); however, the time has changed from 10:30 AM to the new time of 10:00 AM until noon.  We still meet on the 1st Friday of every month... Come join us as we discuss books our members have chosen in a quarterly selection. Our reviews are discussions that…

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Posted on October 11, 2013 at 8:22am

New Release: "Muffin Mania" Cookbook



Happy New Year 2013 to all!

Finished editing, proofreading and helping an author get her muffin cookbook published. It is to be released March 1, 2013. Look for "Muffin Mania" by Jean A. Nethery - its 82 pages of interesting stories related to the muffins, including muffin history, contributions from family, close friends, and the author herself. ISBN#978-0-9849099-2-6 @ $9.99. You…

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Posted on January 8, 2013 at 1:30pm

"Nailed" Book Club - The Mystery/Thriller Genre Club of Tri-State Area

The "Nailed" Book Club meets the 1st Friday every month at G-n-G Bakery & Cafe, Hwy 515, Blairsville, GA at 10:30 A.M. until Noon. This mystery/thriller genre club usually reads 2 books per month and discusses them at the next month's meeting. Included in this genre are many marvelous avenues…

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At 4:30am on November 20, 2012, Rhonda Stallard said…

Hello, doing fine - thanks for asking. I believe I found this site through an article about something local. I do blog some, and hope to get around to a book someday! Right now I still do more reading than writing.  Take Care, Rhonda

 
 
 

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