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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
Rob Neufeld posted a blog post

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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Kathryn Hall posted a blog post

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

April 2009 Blog Posts (19)

Pap And The Big Rock



Pap and his buddies found much mischief to get into when they were kids. Most of the time no harm was done.





One Sunday afternoon, the group of boys were up on the mountain-enjoying one of their favorite pastimes-rolling rocks off the side of the mountain. They would push or pry the rocks until they began rolling down the mountainside-contests usually ensued as they bet on whose rock… Continue

Added by Tipper on April 29, 2009 at 2:51pm — No Comments

How a writer avoids working on a deadline:

Has a stare-down with a chipmunk who’s climbed up the Tulip Poplar and is cramming as many sunflower seeds into his cheeks he can possibly fit. He sees you. You see him. The stare begins. You win when he runs away, but you feel silly about it and then hum softly to yourself as if it doesn’t matter.



Watches Rachael Ray chop garlic at the speed of sound while talking about her family while waving her hands around while shaking a pot of simmering meat while pouring EVOO while grinning… Continue

Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 27, 2009 at 9:58am — No Comments

JC Walk up interviewed me for The Guide....

and it was great fun!

http://www.themountaineer.com/newsite/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=711:author-talks-about-her-craft-life-in-haywood-county&catid=31:guide&Itemid=29

she reviewed TG, too - thank you JC!

Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 23, 2009 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Say What?



Every once in a while-an old saying bubbles up from my consciousness and flows straight out of my mouth. It leaves me wondering why I said it-where I heard it-and who was the first person to say it.



One day last week, I was describing a tornado that hit near Atlanta recently-I said "it tore up Jack". As soon as I spoke the words-I thought how long has it been since I heard someone say that-and why did it float to the top of my mind… Continue

Added by Tipper on April 22, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Haunted?



I always wondered if this house on Oakwood Street in West Asheville was haunted.This photo was taken in about 1938 or 1939. It seems I can see ghostly figures behind me when I look at this photo. I can even see some looking through the window..My grandfather died in this house, and my grandmother died the year before when the family was living in this house.Grandma Sallie died in 1917 and Grandpa Will died in 1918. They were young and had young… Continue

Added by Sallie on April 20, 2009 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

The signing went beautifully

I couldn't be happier. More people than I ever could have imagined attended.

A blogger I'd never met drove from Georgia, almost 2 hours away, to attend - I felt honored.

I feel nothing but gratitude.

Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 18, 2009 at 5:36pm — 2 Comments

Things are progressing nicely, I think

Tonight is my first signing - I guess I'll see if anyone shows up....at any rate, we'll have some yummy food and cake and some champagne, so if Osondu staff, me, my husband, and about three friends are there, we'll just gobble it all down *laugh*



I'm beginning to see reviews for Tender Graces - and so far so good, but what is also a wonderful thing is the "off the cuff" comments from bloggers who have bought the book - I'm surprised and happy at the response.



We all just… Continue

Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 17, 2009 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Gravity Fed Spring Water In Appalachia



Water-sometimes we take it for granted-the way it magically falls from our faucets or appears on store shelves we visit. For most folks living in the USA, water is easily accessible-even during times of drought.



Throughout the world's history people have used different methods of attaining and using water-from the elaborate schemes of the Romans to present day filtration systems which insure we drink only the purest cleanest… Continue

Added by Tipper on April 14, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 6



Time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test.



1. Clutterment

2. Cut a dido/rusty

3. Cuttin up

4. Coon

5. Country





1. Clutterment-clutter, mess, debris. "The girls' bedroom is so full of clutterment you can barely get the door open."



2. Cut a dido or cut a rusty-pitch a fit, a tantrum. "The little boy ran up the aisle of the church cutting… Continue

Added by Tipper on April 13, 2009 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Better Late Than Never Excerpt



TITLE: Better Late Than Never

AUTHOR: Stephanie Morris

AUTHOR URL: http://www.stephaniemorris.webs.com

GENRE/THEME: Interracial Sensual Romance

PUBLISHER: Amira Press

ISBN: 978-1-935348-31-3

RELEASE DATE: April 10, 2009

URL TO THE BUYING PAGE:… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on April 12, 2009 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Tender Graces will be shipped out tomorrow...!

I'm excited and terrified, but Tender Graces's pre-orders will be shipped tomorrow - along with any bookseller orders. My first signing will be at Osondu's on 4/17 from 7-9 PM (reservations, so if anyone here would like to attend - I'd love to meet you there! Call Osondu's!)....



I've been invited to the Louisiana Festival of the Book, so that's exciting.



So far, the few reviews I've had are good - more will be coming and I'll just wait and see how that goes.



I… Continue

Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 12, 2009 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Great Great Grandfather Died In A POW Camp In Chicago

My great great grandfather William Goldsmith died in a Prison Camp in Chicago. There is a documentary sometimes shown on The History Channel about this camp called 80 Acres of Hell. click here

This is the family history.. The way we ended up in the Mountains of NC is that John Goldsmith, the

husband of Elizabeth Marchbanks, died in May 1825 in Simpsonville,SC (Greenville County).He is buried in the old Goldsmith Family Cemetery…
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Added by Sallie on April 11, 2009 at 6:00pm — 24 Comments

Louise Howe Bailey

As many of you know--and Gary Carden will be a featured speaker at our event--Hendersonville will be hosting our Inaugural celebration of the Blue Ridge Book & Author Showcase on Saturday, May 9, at the Blue Ridge Community College.



On Friday evening, a ticketed reception will be held at the The Cedars, 227 Seventh Avenue West, Hendersonville, with Robert Morgan speaking. A limited number of tickets are available at the Henderson County Visitors Center on Main Street. ($20/pp,… Continue

Added by Charleen Bertolini on April 10, 2009 at 9:32am — No Comments

Blind Pig & The Acorn-Sign up for our new FREE feature!



I'm excited to share a new feature of the Blind Pig & The Acorn with you today! We have developed an email newsletter for our readers. The newsletter is free and will consist of:





Upcoming posts-make sure to drop by for the posts that interest you or forward the info to someone you know would enjoy it.





The comments folks… Continue

Added by Tipper on April 9, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Hard Freeze Warning



A hard freeze warning has been issued, for the following 2 nights, for much of the South. This means my...





Hostas will turn to mush,





my ornamental Dogwood's blooms will turn black,





my Bleeding Hearts will shrivel up to nothing,…



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Added by Tipper on April 6, 2009 at 2:47pm — 1 Comment

The Hills That I Call Home



I was born upon a hillside





Where the pines sing in the wind





Where my Daddy lived before me





and my Grandpa before him





We believe in simple living



It's the only life…
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Added by Tipper on April 4, 2009 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Poetry Month Celebrations at Spellbound

April is National Poetry Month. Here’s how we’re celebrating at Spellbound:



All poetry books are on sale for the whole month of April! Save 20% off the retail price on all poetry books, including special orders placed this month. Discover the world of children's poetry beyond Shel Silverstein, including regional authors like Asheville's very own Allan Wolf,… Continue

Added by Spellbound on April 3, 2009 at 12:56pm — No Comments

My Carolina Crafting Episode Premiered!



My Carolina Crafting Episode went this week!! I'm so excited!



I still can't believe I was ever asked to do the show in the first place!! It was a totally awesome experience. And the good news-I don't sound as much like a hick as I thought I… Continue

Added by Tipper on April 2, 2009 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Finished With Edits!

I am excited to announce that I have finished the line edits Better Late Than Never the first book in the Smith Sister's Trilogy for its release! It was nice to hear the editor compliment my plot and fortunately the revisions were simple. The release date is set for the middle of April 10, 2009.





In first story, BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, Kristen Smith loves to work with children and her life-long dream of opening her own childcare center has finally come true. Everything couldn’t… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on April 1, 2009 at 9:28pm — No Comments

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