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Dada Maheshvarananda Launches Cooperative Games book at Malaprops Bookstore

May 27, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
With a Foreword by noted author and activist, Bill Ayers, Cooperative Games for a Cooperative World by Dada Maheshvarananda, shows up how to work together to create unity, trust, and cooperation in making the small and big changes needed to create the world we want to see.Listen to this recent radio interview with Dada:https://drive.google.com/openDiane Donovan of Midwest Books says of…See More
May 20
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Dada Maheshvarananda Launches Cooperative Games book at Malaprops Bookstore

May 27, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
With a Foreword by noted author and activist, Bill Ayers, Cooperative Games for a Cooperative World by Dada Maheshvarananda, shows up how to work together to create unity, trust, and cooperation in making the small and big changes needed to create the world we want to see.Listen to this recent radio interview with Dada:https://drive.google.com/openDiane Donovan of Midwest Books says of…See More
May 16
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Rosalind Bunn Storytime at City Lights Bookstore

June 24, 2017 from 11am to 12pm
Rosalind Bunn will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, June 24th at 11 a.m. for a special storytime. Rosalind teaches at East Side Elementary in Marietta, Georgia. She has three grown children and a new grandson. Rosalind has co-authored three children's books with a dear friend, Kathleen Howard. Her newest book, Thunder & a Lightning Bug Named Lou, is illustrated by Angela C. Hawkins and was released in December 2016. Her other titles are Whose Shadow Do I See?, The Monsters…See More
May 13
Short-short Stories & Riddles posted a blog post

I Have a Coin

I Have a Coin I have a coin I deem a treasure.One side bears the sign of extinction,And the other, an instance of nature.But it’s not a coin; it’s a seal,And the meaning of this distinctionIs the unbearable sadness I feelWith experience, or with closure. It seems like a double exposure,But the knowledge of impermanenceBleeds into the ideal likenessOf mortality in its eminence—To yield a vibrant pictureOf a creature’s essential brightnessAs it burns for life without censure. --Rob NeufeldSee More
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City Lights Bookstore posted events
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Gary Thomas Johnson is attending Kalen Vaughan Johnson's event
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Kalen Vaughan Johnson debuts ROBBING THE PILLARS at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

May 20, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
This signing event for my debut novel ROBBING THE PILLARS will also serve as a benefit for longtime family friend and WNC advocate for people with disabilitiesSee More
May 10
Gary Thomas Johnson shared Kalen Vaughan Johnson's event on Facebook
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Kalen Vaughan Johnson debuts ROBBING THE PILLARS at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

May 20, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
This signing event for my debut novel ROBBING THE PILLARS will also serve as a benefit for longtime family friend and WNC advocate for people with disabilitiesSee More
May 10
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post

Hidden Scars - Sam Blackman and Black Mountain College

I don't know if this is true for my fellow writers, but proofing can be the most difficult part of the process.  I received the ARC today for October's Sam Blackman Mystery and will begin the last review for typos or formatting errors that have eluded my editor, my copy editor, and myself.  Amazing that there is always something that the brain "fixes" and we don't see.Hope springs eternal that the October release will be typo-free.  The mystery is set against the historic backdrop of Black…See More
May 6
Rob Neufeld posted a blog post

How to make a monument Waynesville style

For a monument in a parking lotHow might an artist portray a Plott?The Forga family owns the only downtown parking lot in Hazelwood and wants a statue of a Plott Hound, the N.C. State Dog, put at its center in honor of the late Robert Forga and his wife, Viola.   The family engaged the Waynesville Public Art Commission to find an artist, and now the decision’s down to three There’s a N.C. Highway Historical Marker about the Plott Hound at Hazelwood Elementary School in Waynesville.  The dog’s…See More
May 5
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

Julia Nunnally Duncan at MACA Gift Shop

May 6, 2017 from 9am to 11:30am
Julia Nunnally Duncan will sign her latest books "A Part of Me" and "A Place That Was Home" on Saturday, May 6, from 9-11:30 at the MACA gift shop in downtown Marion.See More
May 3
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Another riddle, since you liked the first so much

Another riddle, since you liked the first so much Mickey MantlePete HillRocky ColavitoDusty BakerCurt FloodMickey RiversCory Snyder List of baseball outfielders with names that have to do with layers of the earth, in order of sports greatness.See other posts at http://thereadonwnc.ning.com/profile/ShortshortStoriesRiddlesSee More
May 2
Short-short Stories & Riddles posted a blog post

A riddle

Tying shoelaces,Lifting a mug by its handle,Lifting something that requires all fingers,Pressing down hard while writing,Shaking hands:Things hindered by a bruised forefinger. I would have had more things to record, but unfortunately my finger healed too quickly.See other posts at http://thereadonwnc.ning.com/profile/ShortshortStoriesRiddlesSee More
Apr 30
Dr. Lin Stepp posted an event

Dr. Lin Stepp at Barnes & Noble, Asheville Mall at Tunnel Road

May 13, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
Lin Stepp will sign her latest Smoky Mtn novel DADDY'S GIRL set in NCSee More
Apr 27

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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