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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

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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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Nov 9
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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
Nov 6
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post
Oct 13
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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
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

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
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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.
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

March 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Author Scott Huler at WCU and in Sylva April 13

Author Scott Huler to lecture April 13 at WCU and in Sylva

from press release

               

Award-winning author Scott Huler will lecture Friday, April 13, at Western Carolina University and the Jackson County Public Library in recognition of National Library Week. 

 

Huler will discuss the importance of research and libraries at 10:30 a.m. in the A.K. Hinds University Center…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 30, 2012 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Naked and Hungry is Reviewed in the Greensboro News & Record!

Naked and Hungry is reviewed in the March 18 edition of the Greensboro News & Record! Read about this and more: http://ning.it/HnlvQ9

Added by Ashley Memory on March 29, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

A Life Changing Moment is said to be inspiring to other writers

 I was delighted when Robert Brewer, content editor for Writers Digest, posted my essay.

http://robertleebrewer.blogspot.com/2012/03/never-too-late-to-change-life-life.html

 and surprised when NCWN posted the link on their blog, White Cross School.…

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Added by Glenda Council Beall on March 25, 2012 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Environmentaliost churches--launch of book by WWC teacher, Apr. 26

Book Launch for Sacred Acts: How Churches are Working to Protect Earth’s Climate by Mallory McDuff

The Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village will host a book launch celebration for Sacred Acts, Thurs., Apr. 26, 6 p.m.…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 25, 2012 at 10:04am — No Comments

Malaprop's Sunday afternoon

Just home from a speaking engagement in PA, and a visit with my wonderful 90-year-old mother in Ohio, and re-bonding with my sweet "kidney sister," Carole, in New Jersey. Join us at Malaprop's in Asheville at 3:00 PM this Sunday afternoon for an interactive event/reading/book signing. 

Forgiveness is the scent of the violet on the heel that has crushed it.                         --Mark Twain

Added by Judith Toy on March 20, 2012 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Three writers about the Smokies come together at Malaprop's, Apr. 5

Friends of the Smokies Presents “Books to Take Backpacking”

 

History, poetry, and children’s literature inspired by the Great Smoky Mountains will be featured in “Books to Take Backpacking,” presented by the Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Historian Margaret Brown, poet Thomas Rain Crowe, and children’s author Ann Clayton will read from their works, 3 p.m., Sunday, Apr. 5, at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café, 55 Haywood…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 19, 2012 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Amazon is going after publishers & Apple in court to protect its undercuttinhg

Letter from Scott Turow, Pres. of Authors' Guild, to Its Members, Mar. 9. 2012 
 
Yesterday's reports that the Justice Department may be near filing an antitrust lawsuit against five large trade book publishers and Apple is grim news for everyone who cherishes a rich literary culture.
 
The Justice Department has been investigating whether those publishers colluded in adopting a new model,…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 9, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

TUCKASEEGEE CHRONICLES

The Tuckaseegee Chronicles

Historical Novels of the Great Smoky Mountains

 

BITTERSWEET FREEDOM IN A FAR LAND

Book One (1750)

 

A WEE PORTAL THROUGH TIME

Book Two (1750)

 

CAMPHOR AND VIOLETS

Book Three (1750)

 

IN THE SHADOW OF EDEN

Book Four (1750)

 

WHERE TURTLES SLEEP

Book Five…

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Added by Betty Cloer Wallace on March 8, 2012 at 10:34am — No Comments

SLAVERS, RUM, AND CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS: Book Ten of the Tuckaseegee Chronicles

*****Now available on Amazon Kindle*****



SLAVERS, RUM, AND CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS: Book Ten of the Tuckaseegee Chronicles (Historical Novels of the Great Smoky Mountains, 1750-1764)



In Book Ten, slave dealers John Elliott and Yellow Jacket threaten Mairy at the MacNeill Settlement; Ruary becomes involved in an illegal whisky trade leading to great misfortune for his cousin and partner Pinckney MacDougall; Redwing gives birth to baby Walahu; a…

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Added by Betty Cloer Wallace on March 8, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

NCWN Spring Conference in Greensboro April 28

The N.C. Writers’ Network 2012 Spring Conference is at  UNC-Greensboro in the Elliott University Center, April 28, from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.



The annual event, co-sponsored by UNC-Greensboro’s creative writing program, draws…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 6, 2012 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Amazonitis Strikes!

#94 on the Best Jewish American Fiction list as of this morning - City of Slaughter releases March 10th! http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/16004751/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_b_1_4_last#5

Added by Cynthia Drew on March 5, 2012 at 1:12pm — No Comments

South Carolina reenactors like A Passel of Hate

"A Passel of Hate" captured the true essence of the war in the backcountry during the Revolutionary War.  The main character, Jacob Godley, was treat.  "A Passel of Hate" ranks right up there with any of Allen Eckert's or Kenneth Roberts historical novels.  Every arm-chair historian should have "A Passel of Hate" in their library.

 ---John Moss

    Captain, South Carolina Independent Rangers

Added by Joe Epley on March 1, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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