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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

Dave Minneman and a sense of justiceby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Dave Minneman doing research at Pack Memorial Library.  Photo by author.            “One of the biggest things I did as a kid, in order to escape my father,” Asheville resident Dave Minneman says of his 1960s and 70s rural Indiana childhood, “was…See More
Oct 8
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Julia Nunnally Duncan at MACA Authors' Booth

October 14, 2017 from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be signing her new books A Part of Me and A Place That Was Home at the Mountain Glory Festival in downtown Marion on Saturday, October 14, from 9:30-1:30. She will be located at the MACA Authors' booth on Main Street.See More
Oct 7
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Sample 8 Great Smokies Writers at Malaprop’s, Oct. 15

Writers in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP)read atMalaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m., Sun.,Oct. 15 Elizabeth Lutyens, editor of the GSWP’s Great Smokies Review, leads the Prose Master Class and will host the reading. ·        Ellen Carr, who works in the financial industry, will read excerpts from her novel of uneasy relationships, Unmanned. ·        Sarah Carter, an artist and photographer who will publish an excerpt of her novel, Jolene, Joe-Pye,…See More
Oct 6
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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

The Douglas Ellington effect: An Appreciationby Rob NeufeldIMAGE: Douglas Ellington’s original drawing for a City Hall-County Courthouse Art Deco complex.            “Dear Douglas,” Kenneth Ellington wrote his brother, the 38-year old Pittsburgh architect, on May 6, 1925, “I know things are…See More
Oct 6
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post

How To Kill Your Reader

Danger is a crucial element in a mystery novel. A killer is on the loose and no one is safe. But sometimes the killer can be the writer, and the victim, the reader.I'm talking about when the author turns into a preacher and the story becomes a sermon. Now I am not against using a mystery novel for social commentary. Writing doesn't happen in a moral vacuum, and, after all, isn't a mystery a morality play? As fellow North Carolina author Margaret Maron said there is no topic that can't be dealt…See More
Oct 5
Mark de Castrique posted a video

Hidden Scars - A Sam Blackman Mystery

Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson investigate a 70-year-old death that unleashes a killer.
Oct 3
Mark de Castrique posted a discussion

Black Mountain College as Backdrop for Mystery

My new book, HIDDEN SCARS, is released Oct 3rd.  D.G. Martin notes the star of the story is Black Mountain College.  http://chapelboro.com/town-square/columns/one-on-one/one-one-lost-college-still-shinesSee More
Oct 3
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Upcoming book--Sacred Sites for Secular Times

Sacred Sites for Secular Times: 50 Commemorative Experiences in Western North Carolina by Rob Neufeld              Among the many sites dedicated to history, there are some—both overbooked and overlooked—that provide full and moving experiences.  They involve a physical component, connecting to landscape; an imaginative one, entering other times and minds; and an interactive one, maintaining relevance.             The entries in this book help create full experiences through descriptive…See More
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Aim for Beauty

In honor of my blog Plant Whatever Brings You Joy's 10th Blogiversary I've posted a chapter from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden. This particular chapter was also excerpted in Fairview's GreenPrints magazine, which was greatly appreciated. Read more here: http://plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com/aim-for-beauty/…See More
Sep 11
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McCrumb ghost-opened world in The Unquiet Grave

McCrumb sees stories behind haunting ghost by Rob NeufeldPHOTO: Sharyn McCrumb and her dog Arthur, 2017.  Photo by Laura Palmer, courtesy, Sharyn McCrumb In “The Unquiet Grave,” Sharyn McCrumb once again demonstrates her mastery at turning a folktale into something larger, different, and greater.The legend of the…See More
Sep 10
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James Vestus Miller

­HISTORIC PHOTO James Vester Miller James Vester Miller had been a boy when his mother, a Rutherfordton slave, had responded to Emancipation by taking her three children to Asheville and getting a job as a cook in a boardinghouse—some say Julia Wolfe’s boardinghouse, Old Kentucky Home.  Growing up, Miller hung…See More
Aug 26
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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

Dave Minneman and a sense of justiceby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Dave Minneman doing research at Pack Memorial Library.  Photo by author.            “One of the biggest things I did as a kid, in order to escape my father,” Asheville resident Dave Minneman says of his 1960s and 70s rural Indiana childhood, “was…See More
Aug 25

January 2012 Blog Posts (9)

Murder and Mayhem

Hi Gang,

A quick note to let you know about a book review Mary just received. Todd Fonesco…

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Added by Mary A. Berger on January 23, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Books with Bullying themes

At opposite ends of the teen / YA literature age range are two books by Lauren Myracle that deal with bullying in their content.  Ten addresses bullying peripherally to the primary narrative of the tenth year of its primary character, Winnie.  Shine is for late teens and has injurious bullying as a primary theme along with prejudice regarding sexual preference. Shine neither condones nor condemns anyone's sexual preference.  Rather it addresses prejudices that accompany…

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Added by Donald Myracle on January 22, 2012 at 8:39pm — 1 Comment

Rain

Rain makes me realize how restless I am, like the clouds that hug the nearby mountains, roaming, appearing, vanishing. When I was eight months old, my mother tells me, I climbed out of my playpen. (Probably hit my head, too.) I still want out. Thinking about going to India this coming year. Yet the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh have taught me to find refuge in the present moment, the only moment. Breathing in, I know I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know I am breathing out -- the breath as…

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Added by Judith Toy on January 21, 2012 at 12:05pm — No Comments

From THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW


"A Passel of Hate" is a choice read with plenty to consider, highly recommended for historical fiction collections."

 THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW -- January 2012 edition

Added by Joe Epley on January 15, 2012 at 11:50am — No Comments

Eighth-graders from Asheville read transformative writings

Eighth-graders are doing a reading at Malaprop’s, Jan. 17

--from a release by Joanne O’Sullivan

            The Asheville Middle School eighth-grade class of Moira Bradford, having experienced the 16-week residency of writer Tamiko Ambrose Murray, present their writing, 7 p.m., Tues., Jan. 17 at Malaprop’s…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 14, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Three programs--two talks and a tour--on Civil War

Civil War Comes to Mountains via Smith-McDowell House

January 28, 2012  2:00 pm "Civil War Comes to the Mountains" Lecture Series II . Rebels and Tories in the Mountains presented by Dr. Steven E. Nash.  LOCATION: Reuter Center on the UNC-A campus in the Manheimer Room, 102A  Nash received his bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and his Master’s…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 13, 2012 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Sent out a book proposal

Hi Everyone:

  I just sent out a book proposal to a published for a travel adventure book on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Wish me luck and I'll let you know how it does.

 

Danny Bernstein

www.hikertohiker.com

Added by Danny Bernstein on January 4, 2012 at 6:01pm — 1 Comment

Shooting Star, The First Woman To Attempt To Reach Hawaii By Air

On Jan. 4 & 5, you can hear my interview about the book on The Author's Show.  Just click on TheAuthorsShow.com and go to the non-fiction page and you can hear the 15 minute interview any time during the 48 hour two day period.  The book tells the story of a 22 year old schoolteacher who was the only woman involved int the 1927 Dole Air Race from Oakland to Honolulu.  She was a media star, and when her plane was mysteriously lost, many vowed never to forget her.  However, her story has…

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Added by Richard DuRose on January 1, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

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