Marion poet cradles the individuals in her lifeby Rob NeufeldReview of: Barefoot in the Snow by Julia Nunnally Duncan (World Audience trade paper, Apr. 2013, 67 pages) “The Loving Child” might be an alternate title for Julia Nunnally Duncan’s new book of poems, “Barefoot in the Snow.” Her title poem…See More
Asheville BookWorks Inaugurates Broadside & Reading Series: Vandercooked Poetry Nights Asheville BookWorks, a community resource for print and book arts, introduces Vandercooked Poetry Nights, a reading series that offers the public the opportunity to print letterpress broadsides at the series events. The first Vandercooked Poetry Night is Saturday, June 1, 2013. Printing begins at 7:00 p.m. The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Asheville BookWorks will…See More
Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb will talk about her newest novel, The Ballad of Tom Dooley. To get 2 tickets, simply buy the book from us. Folks are already pre-ordering the book which is due out 9/13/11. See our website fountainheadbookstore.com for more information. Space is limited, so don't wait until the last minute. See More
"Thanks for the interview, Rob, and for your patience. Other than the people who helped with the research, you are the first person I talked to who knew anything about the Tom Dula story, and I was dying to talk about it. Thanks for listening!"
This is the cover of my novel The Ballad of Tom Dooley, which will be published in September by Thomas Dunne Books, NY. The premier for the novel will be held at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro NC on Sept. 12.
Because I write novels set in the Western North Carolina mountains, I tend to read regional non-fiction and natural history as part of my on-going research. For pleasure I read Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, and Mark Twain.
"Mountains of the Heart" by Scott Weidensaul. Michael Hardy's studies of the Civil War; the novels of Sir Terry Pratchett.
My next book is "The Ballad of Tom Dooley," set in Wilkes County.