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Lyndsay Eli with GUNSLINGER GIRL (YA Novel) at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

January 20, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Are you a fan of The Hunger Games?  Then picture what Katniss would be like - with a gun.  That's just a taste of the "new" West action Lyndsay Eli brings to Spellbound Children's Bookshop with Gunslinger Girl.  She shares her debut novel on Saturday, January 20, at 6 p.m. The US has been fractured by a Second Civil War. Serendipity 'Pity' Jones finds a home of sorts in the corrupt, lawless city of Cessation (think Las Vegas on steroids).  Her shooting skills make her a star of the Theater…See More
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Cherokee and WNC music and dance events

Two Big Cultural Events in December in Hendersonville & Ashevillefrom press releaseThe 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 Institute, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville.  Tickets for that event are…See More
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Battery Park Hill through the ages

Battery Park through the Years by Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTIONS: 1) Present-day view of Battery Park Apartments from…See More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Hidden Scars - A Sam Blackman Mystery

Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson investigate a 70-year-old death that unleashes a killer.
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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
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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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February 2010 Blog Posts (11)

A Good Cause

A roomful of people,

All there for a good cause.



Tickets sold for a fundraising supper;

Proceeds to neuter homeless dogs and cats.



Singer-song writer crooning in a corner;

Cheery groups talking animatedly at tables.



Fraternity boys serve drinks and food;

Your choice tonight, meat or vegetarian.



Are we being smug and…

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Added by Chuck Connors on February 24, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 16

Time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test. Take it and see how you do:

  1. Hippens
  2. Hunker
  3. Hisn
  4. Hear tell
  5. Hesh up

  1. Hippens-diapers. "When you bring little Suzy over day after tomorrow, don't forget her…
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Added by Tipper on February 23, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Miller Family Album, Early 20th Century

This photo is of the William J Miller and Sallie Viola Rogers Miller children taken in 1903.

From Left to right Roy standing , Locke seated, Mamie standing and Lois.

I noticed that the boys all seemed to wear dresses in those days, Locke would have been three. The Miller family lived…

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Added by Sallie on February 15, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

North Shore Road Controversy is Settled.

Sometimes you don't just read history - you're in it. And that's what happened Saturday Feb. 6.

It promised to be the biggest event in Western North Carolina in 67 years. The North Shore Road controversy in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was over. Swain County was going to get its $52 million over 10 years -an amount that was calculated as the present value of the road that was flooded in 1943 to create Fontana Lake and Fontana Dam.

It's a long saga…

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Added by Danny Bernstein on February 10, 2010 at 8:59pm — No Comments

A Simple Sign, By Renea Winchester

Looking back it seems so easy; befriend a stranger…change your life. That’s how true change begins you know, when you step outside yourself and reach out to another never once expecting anything in return.

Many of us want a better job, more money, a nicer home. I didn’t want any of that; I wanted peace. Somewhere along my life-path, I had sectioned each day into compartmentalized appointments. Each morning I awoke, gathered the “To-do” list I had written down the night before,…

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Added by Renea Winchester on February 8, 2010 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Terrifying

Record snowfall, second of the season;



Winter world, everything white.



Lines of vehicles stalled in the drifts;



Others like me slip-sliding along.



Terrifying long, long minutes;



Unsure if I will make home safe and sound.



Staring at the blowing snow;



Thinking of…

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Added by Chuck Connors on February 5, 2010 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Heart's Desire

Heart’s Desire





You are my heart’s desire,



through you I gain my strength.



Your caring and compassion,



help me to live fully each day.





When I see your face,



hold you in…

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Added by Chuck Connors on February 5, 2010 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Wonderful Dream

Sitting in another business meeting,



Daydreaming about things I want to do with you.



Last night I couldn’t kiss you enough,



Cross-eyed crazy in your embrace.



What would it be like to be with you,



From here on out to the end of time?



To wake each morning—look into your eyes,…



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Added by Chuck Connors on February 5, 2010 at 5:10pm — No Comments

In the Fields

In the fields lives my loneliness,
Out in the fields in the middle of nowhere.
Totally naked I hide in the grass,
Shivering in the emotional cold.
Staring out to where the people are,
Not interested in what they say or do.
Since you’re gone I’m filled with loneliness,
Not caring whether I live or die.


Chuck Connors, January 19, 2010

Added by Chuck Connors on February 5, 2010 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Secret Graces Trailer Done and posted!

I did it - I made the trailer and it wasn't difficult at all. It's all in fun and I had a good time doing it.

:-)

You can see it here if you like... SG TRAILER

Added by Kathryn Magendie on February 5, 2010 at 4:11pm — 2 Comments

Cover to Secret Graces . . . Trailer

The cover for Secret Graces is so very different from Tender Graces! Vivid and full of color and hidden things (just like in Micah's paintings). Can't wait to get go ahead to show it.

And I made my own trailer! It wasn't difficult - it may not be a fancy shiny "Professional" trailer, but I'm proud of it. Who knows if trailers help "sell books" - but, I still enjoyed the process. Will link it here soon!

Added by Kathryn Magendie on February 2, 2010 at 11:22am — No Comments

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