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Hi folks:     As you may know, Hendersonville's Ken Butcher regularly posts interviews with NC authors on his website, themiddleoftheair.com.  I was honored recently to do one of these podcasts and some of you might find it interesting.  All the best.See More
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THE FOURTH PARTNERSet on Georgia’s Golden Isles, Eccentric homicide detective Leroy Meriwether is drawn into a 25-year-old cold case…and all he wants to do is coast to retirement and restore his ’65 GTO.Presumably consumed by alligators after a boating accident, Billy Howell’s body was never found.  Twenty-five years…See More
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The Sinister Smile, A Sequel to A haven for Willa Mae by William Roy Pipes

THE SINISTER SMILE, an adult fiction thriller complete at 63,500 words and featuring William and Willa Mae Lawrence, and Howard Thomas. Howard, the affluent son of a wealthy and influential family, who is suspected of feigning insanity to avoid capital punishment for murdering Willa Mae’s mother plus three others.The novel begins with William and Willa Mae visiting Howard Thomas, a patient who had been in a mental hospital for almost thirteen years. His psychiatrist thought him to be…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
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RhondaKay Brigman commented on RhondaKay Brigman's event "Nailed" Book Club - A Mystery/Thriller Genre Club
"Comment and RSVP if you'd like to attend our upcoming meeting on March 1st! Look forward to seeing you there..."
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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
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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
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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 "
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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
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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
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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
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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…"
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"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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Nov 16, 2012

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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?

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 1:38pm

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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