"So chuffed about this! Sadly, I won't be there except in spirit. Andrea Wulf is a force of nature, herself. Her amazing work The Brother Gardeners should be made into a feature-length film - the characters live and breathe again between the…"
Author of key book of our times comes to AshevilleAndrea Wulf makes Malaprop's Bookstore one her stops, Sun., May 1, 5 p.m., in talking about her thrilling work of non-fiction, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von…See More
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
The 8th Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest brings authors to Flat Rock There are a few oases where writers congregate to share wares and wisdom, and Apr. 22-23, the place is Blue Ridge Community College, featuring 19 readings and workshops, and many more opportunities for conversations with authors at exhibition tables. See full schedule at…See More
I have posted a new blog about a man I knew growing up in Asheville. It is entitled " Hester." Anna says guys will like it better than women. It's pretty long, but enjoy it.HESTERGrowing up in Asheville in N.C. in the 50’s and 60’s seemed, at the time, to be filled with a rhythm of adventure and strange encounters sprinkled with an assortment of particularly interesting and somewhat odd characters. One of those persons who fascinated me as a child was my father’s friend “Hester. “ My dad was…See More
There is a permanent exhibit at the Yancy History Association in Burnsville devoted to the film "Then I'll Come Back to You" (1916) which was produced in nearby Pensacola. It's a small exhibit but well curated and filled with great photographs and other memorabilia of this century-old film.See More
"In the 60's, early 70's, one of my uncles on my mothers side worked as a groundskeeper for Mr. Sternberg.
I remember our driving up to the "castle" and my sister asking my aunt where the moat was.I also remember touching the…"
Something unseen stirs the words in Ron Rash poemsby Rob Neufeld Ron Rash, award-winning novelist and short story writer, is also an acclaimed and accomplished poet. His new book, “Poems: New and Selected” (HarperCollins) draws from six volumes and adds eight new poems. He comes to Malaprop’s…See More
Poet and novelist, Fred Chappell will return to City Lights Bookstore on Friday, May 13th at 6:30 p.m. to read from and sign his new fantasy novel. In A Shadow All of Light, a young man sets off on a journey to become the apprentice of a master shadow thief. His mysterious master challenges him with difficult mental and physical tests, setting in motion adventures with con men, monsters, ingenious detection, cats, and pirates.Fred Chappell is a former professor of English at the University of…See More
Literary master evokes classic fantasy taleby Rob Neufeld Let’s say you’re going to a book fair, and a guy with a long grey beard and glittering eye stops you at the entrance. He points to worn and rebound books he’s laid out on a table: Gulliver’s Travels; The Story of Sir Launcelot; The Three…See More
Courtney Lix will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, May 6th at 6:30 p.m. She will present her book Women of the Smokies which chronicles the women who contributed to making the Smokies what we know today. She will share some of the stories of these women and sign books. To reserve copies please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.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!!!
How are you doing? I email back &…"
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