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Bio and Major News
Author of six books, contributor to others, with four books in progress. Columnist, creative writer, website creator, public speaker, reading advocate, humanist and environmentalist.
The New Focus and the Four Books
I was diagnosed with ALS at the beginning of 2018, and many projects of mine now come down to four:
In “The Main Show,” characters and story spirals come together suspensefully in a mythical gated community with an infirmary. Characters connect to the Rift Valley in Kenya; 1950s America; a godly haven; and a CSI team investigating ALS. The 1950s becomes the setting for a climactic maelstrom of interactions and a notion of hope amid rapid decline.
Visiting Our Past
Monday local history feature in Asheville Citizen-Times. See examples.
Asheville Citizen-Times Feature Book Review
Editor, The Making of a a Writer: The Journals of Gail Godwin (Vol. 1, Random House, 2006; Vol. 2, Random House, 2010)
Vol. 3 is completed, publication date tba.
Asheville's River Arts District (2008)
Authoritative, illustrated history of River Arts District with the contemporary photos by Henry Neufeld.
A Popular History of Western North Carolina (2007)
Human interest stories that bring major events and themes to life.
Author of the text of
Useful Work: The Legacy of Hickory Nut Gap Farm, photographs by Ken Abbott
Completed, publication date tba.
Best-selling “Nightingale” author comes with new saga
“I’m thrilled to put into your hands the most honest exploration of both human frailty and resilience that I have ever read,” St. Martin’s Executive V-P and Publisher, Jennifer Enderlin says about Kristin Hannah’s novel, “The Great Alone.” The publisher is betting the bank on this one. …Continue
Posted on January 25, 2018 at 9:30am
Dom Flemons, Grammy Award Winning Banjo Player, Jan. 25
Dom Flemons, legendary banjo player and co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops performs 7 p.m., January 25th, at Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium.
The show is the latest “Keeping the Fires Burning” series, produced by The Center for Cultural Preservation to celebrates the heroes of Southern Appalachian culture.
Dom awakened Americans to the rich…Continue
Posted on January 17, 2018 at 3:00pm
Two Big Cultural Events in December in Hendersonville & Asheville
from press release
The Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s cultural history and documentary film center, presents, Cherokee Music and Dance on Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m., Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium. Tickets are $5.
The screening of A Great American Tapestry will be held on December 2, 2 p.m., at the Osher Lifelong Learning…Continue
Posted on November 15, 2017 at 3:00pm
Writers in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP)
Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m., Sun.,
Elizabeth Lutyens, editor of the GSWP’s Great Smokies Review, leads the…Continue
Posted on October 6, 2017 at 9:00am
For a monument in a parking lot
How might an artist portray a Plott?
The Forga family owns the only downtown parking lot in Hazelwood and wants a statue of a Plott Hound, the N.C. State Dog, put at its center in honor of the late Robert Forga and his wife, Viola. The family engaged the Waynesville Public Art Commission to find an artist, and now the decision’s down to three
Posted on May 5, 2017 at 4:08pm