Rash’s suspense novel gives time to poetryby Rob Neufeld Ron Rash’s new novel, “Above the Waterfall,” weds a contemporary thriller with a portrayal of people tapping an ancient way of being. A fish kill precipitates the story involving fishing rights, a crystal meth epidemic, and two reeling…See More
Adam Johnson reveals how surreal emotions areby Rob Neufeld Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Orphan Master’s Son,” comes to Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, 7 p.m., Fri., Sept. 4 to present his new book of short stories, “Fortune Smiles.” The stories are remarkable…See More
Leanne Brown will visit City Lights Bookstore to present her cookbook on Friday, September 4th at 6:30 p.m. Her book, Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day is designed for those on the strictest of budgets, particularly those on the U.S. food stamp budget. This book is great, though, for anyone wanting to eat really well cheaply. Good and Cheap features tips on shopping and kitchen equipment, and more than a hundred easy, flexible recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To reserve a copy,…See More
Our new monthly book club for teens meets the third Friday of each month, 6:00-7:00PM. A different book will be discussed at each meeting, and will cover a variety of genres. No purchase is required to attend, but if you do plan to buy the book, we’d appreciate your support of Spellbound as the hosting store! All book club selections are 20% off until the day of the meeting.September's title: SHE IS NOT INVISIBLE by Marcus Sedgwick.See More
Center Kicks Off New Series With A BangNew “Keeping the Fires Burning Series” Launches With Betty Smith and Songcatcher (from press release) (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, August 18, 2015) – The Center for Cultural Preservation, is pleased to announce the launch of its second season of its popular public program series KEEPING THE FIRES BURNING- Heroes of Mountain Culture. The series features musicians, authors and heritage preservation leaders who are working to keep mountain culture alive. The…See More
Pam Durban: Facing reality with a wide-open eyeby Rob Neufeld John Updike honored Pam Durban’s story, “Soon,” by selecting it for his anthology, “The Best American Short Stories of the Century.” Now, it’s one of 11 included in Durban’s new volume, also titled “Soon.” “Soon,” the short story, is a marvel…See More
Sylva author, Mary Joyce will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, September 12th at 3 p.m. to present her latest book.Underground Military Bases Hidden in North Carolina Mountains compiles information gathered by Joyce over several years about secret military facilities in North Carolina. The information about the secret bases is mostly from those with military, law enforcement and high-security backgrounds plus citizens who have stumbled upon evidence. Joyce is also the author…See More
R.T. Smith, poet, story-writer, and founder of Cold Mountain Review, honored with App State roleSee notice of new book at Washington & Lee U.fROM PRESS RELEASEBOONE—Writer R.T. (Rod) Smith has been named the 2015-16 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at Appalachian State University. Smith will lead an eight-week colloquium during fall semester for students in Appalachian’s creative writing…See More
"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
"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!!!
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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 & forth with your Mom regularly, Avon, etc. Are you an aspiring author or part of the literary arena and I didn't know it? Communicate with me lady. Thanks, Rhonda Kay Brigman