Hello "The Read on WNC" readers:
I'm posting this note to announce the publication of vol. 3 in my "Loy's Loonies" series. This one is called The Mortician's Road Trip and it's a bit more of a mystery than my earlier books. Here's a teaser for the story.
Upstate New Yorker Baz Rathbone makes ends meet by selling human skulls. By contract, he should cremate them, but he doesn’t. His little business comes to the attention of the FBI when a woman spots…Continue
Added by James D. Loy on September 20, 2015 at 4:15pm — No Comments
The September issue of Western North Carolina Woman is out, and they have kindly included a chapter from Plant Whatever Brings You Joy! This is the story of my introduction to chipmunks the two years I lived in Asheville--and what they taught me! If you like this what you read, you might consider dropping by Malaprop's and get your copy of my book, and read all 52 stories! Thank…Continue
Added by Kathryn Hall on September 1, 2015 at 3:14pm — No Comments
Center Kicks Off New Series With A Bang
New “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…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on August 21, 2015 at 4:23pm — No Comments
Tickets on Sale for Daytrips to
Asheville Oct. 31 and Charlottesville, Va., Nov. 1
(from press release, 2015)
SPENCER, NC--Now in its ninth year, one of the N.C. Transportation Museum’s most popular offerings combines the romance of rail travel, a great destination and the convenience of a day trip. Autumn Train Excursions offer the rare opportunity to take a daylight train trip on vintage rail cars through beautiful…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on August 19, 2015 at 7:37pm — No Comments
Author and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Rick Bragg to Read at UNC Asheville September 26
(from 2015 press release)
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Rick Bragg will give a reading at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 at UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, Mission Health System Mountain View Room. This…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on August 19, 2015 at 11:50am — No Comments
R.T. Smith, poet, story-writer, and founder of Cold Mountain Review, honored with App State role
See notice of new book at Washington & Lee U.
fROM PRESS RELEASE
BOONE—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…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on August 12, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I have a busy September talking about the American Revolutionary War and signing books.
8 Sep - Sons of the American Revolution - Kings Mountain, NC
13- Sep - Broad River Genealogical Society - Shelby, NC
17 Sep -Sons of the American Revolution - Bluffton, SC
23-24 Oct - Francis Marion Symposium - Manning, SC
Telling a story in pictures is Mount Mitchell, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series. The book by local authors Jonathan Howard Bennett and David Biddix was released on August 3, 2015. The book boasts many vintage images that have never been published, and showcases memories of days gone…
Added by David Biddix on August 7, 2015 at 10:25pm — No Comments
Peachtree – Local author William Roy
Pipes announces the release of his two books
Added by William Roy Pipes on July 25, 2015 at 1:04pm — No Comments
Mammy: A Term of Endearment
I have a new novel I titled, Mammy: A Term of Endearment. Mammy is a fictional story of the slavery of a black woman who after being freed became my father’s mammy. Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term, but my father considered it a term of…Continue
John Guzlowski is a writer and poet whose parents were forced laborers in Poland during WW II. He was born in a refugee camp before he came with his family to live in the Polish neighborhoods of Chicago. Already a highly regarded poet, he turned his childhood memories (including some gruesome child murders) into a novel titled SUITCASE CHARLIE.
Two war-weary Chicago detectives investigate a series of horrifying child murders. Before the crimes are solved, the reader follows…Continue
Added by Christine Lajewski on July 1, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Iris Press just released a new book of my poems, Kaleidoscope! These are poems written over the last 10 years, set in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina---!
Added by Tina Barr on June 2, 2015 at 7:21am — No Comments
I just posted a new blog entry describing the real places frequented by my characters--human and animal--in my novel. Most of the action in JHATOR takes place in these beautiful natural spaces that are protected throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Whether you have read my book or not, I hope you will visit them if you are traveling through the area.
You can read "Hiking the Landscape of JHATOR" as well as excerpts from my novel, at Christine-lajewski.squarespace.com
Added by Christine Lajewski on June 1, 2015 at 6:43pm — No Comments
Very excited to announce to my friends here at The Read on WNC that my publisher, Holladay House Publishing, will be re-releasing The Devil's Courthouse this summer. We are having a release celebration at Bearmeat's Indian Den in Cherokee, NC on Saturday, June 6, from 11 to 4. If you are in the area, please come out and help us celebrate! And we will be visiting bookstores across the WNC throughout the coming months!
Added by Lawrence Thackston on May 28, 2015 at 2:59pm — No Comments
Robert Morgan in area for new book of poems, Dark Energy
The Washington Post calls Robert Morgan's Dark Energy one of the three best poetry books of May 2015. See review.
Morgan comes to Malaprop's Bookstore, 7 p.m., June 5. …Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on May 28, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments
June July August writing classes from Writers' Workshop
The following writing classes, sponsored by The Writers’ Workshop, a non-profit center since 1985, meet at 387 Beaucatcher Rd., Asheville. Registration is in advance only, Visit www.twwoa.org. For more info, contact …Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on May 28, 2015 at 11:56am — No Comments
A Visit With Laura Ingalls Wilder
from press release
On Saturday, June 20 at 10:30 - 12:30, children are invited to join the Crafty Historian for a visit and picnic style tea party with Laura Ingalls Wilder at the Asheville History Center at Smith-McDowell House. Miss Daphne Ruth Darcy will interpret an older Laura Ingalls Wilder reflecting on her first year as a bride.
Gingerbread cake from Mrs. Wilder's own…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on May 28, 2015 at 9:41am — No Comments
Eston Roberts announces publication of Metamorphosos: A Proposed Path to Independent Living--a re-definition and application of metaphor.
Added by eston e. roberts on May 26, 2015 at 5:38pm — No Comments
Steve Inskeep, NPR Journalist, To Talk about Jacksonland at Cherokee Museum
from press release
Steve Inskeep will be speaking at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian about his new book, JACKSONLAND: President Andrew Jackson, Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab. The event begins at 2 pm Sunday May 31 at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian at 589 Tsali Boulevard in Cherokee,…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on May 26, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments
With Emilio Eduardo Esparza, Colombian painter we share, in addition to our friendship from the classrooms of the Cardenas School of Palmyra, a Micro book of Colombian poetry: "Colombia in blue and pink", painted, diagramming and illustrated by hand by he, and that was about a group of poets, friends: Juan Manuel Roca, Guiovanny Queseps Hernan Buitrago Ramírez, etc. I thanks with brotherly love to this inclusion of me in the collection of poems made by Eduardo in his beautiful book…Continue
Added by Hernan Buitrago Ramirez on May 25, 2015 at 1:37pm — No Comments