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Gail Godwin full interview for Grief Cottage event

Gail Godwin talks about Grief Cottage            Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m.             “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
Jun 13
Jack J. Prather posted a blog post

First Woman NC Poet Laureate's Biography

A Biography of Late NC Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byerin Hendersonville Author's Six Notable Women of North CarolinaA biography of the late Kathryn Stripling "Kay" Byer of Cullowhee, the first woman and longest-serving (2005-2009) Poet Laureate in the state, is featured in Six Notable Women of North Carolina by Jack J. Prather of Hendersonville, founder of the Young Writers Scholarship at Warren Wilson College. The 43-page biography includes poems selected by the poet who passed away on…See More
Jun 9
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

Julia Nunnally Duncan at Marion Community Building

June 17, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author at the McDowell County 2017 Local Author Festival at the Marion Community Building in downtown Marion on Saturday, June 17 from 10-3. The event is sponsored by the McDowell County Public Library and is free and open to the public.See More
Jun 6
Short-short Stories & Riddles posted a blog post

Mom's has-been groove in ghost-boy novel

Marcus, in Gail Godwin’s new novel, Grief Cottage, recalls his friendship with Wheezer, whom he’d once beaten up at school because Wheezer had exposed Marcus’ shameful secret about his mom.  Now Marcus, age 10, is an orphan.  His dad has always been unknown to him; and his mom has just died in a car accident. Relocated to his aunt’s beach house, Marcus, despite the safety of the place, finds himself in trouble. He’s communicating with a ghost.  He’s having dreams about a non-existent older…See More
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City Lights Bookstore posted events
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Art of Awakening Shamanic Consciousness at City Lights Bookstore

July 28, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Linda Star Wolf will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, July 28th at 6:30 p.m. She will present her new book, Soul Whispering: The Art of Awakening Shamanic Consciousness.  Master Shamanic Breathwork Practitioner, Nita Gage co-wrote the book with Linda Star Wolf. The authors explore how the art of Soul Whispering can help each of us understand why we experience our lives the way we do and shift from healing our wounds to embracing the process of transformation. This is a powerful new…See More
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Connie Regan-Blake posted events
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Mirra updated an event
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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
Mirra posted an event

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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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
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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

April 2012 Blog Posts (11)

Storyteller does nature woman show for Muddy Sneakers, June 2

The Wild One: An Evening Salon with Frannie Oates, Bard

Frannie Oates, award-winning actress, writer, educator and storyteller shares how the WNC mountains have been a refuge and inspiration.  A native of Asheville, NC she has called Henderson County her home for the past twenty-plus years. Many remember her performance last year as Daisy Werthan in Hendersonville Little Theatre’s Driving Miss…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 27, 2012 at 1:40pm — No Comments

History Press to publish my MST book

Hi to my writing and walking friends:

 

Just want to let you know that my book Walking the Mountains-to-Sea Trail: A 1000 miles through North Carolina will be published by the History Press next year.

 

It's a tight deadline but I'm thrilled.

 

Danny

Added by Danny Bernstein on April 26, 2012 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2012

The LAT Book Prizes were awarded April 20 to:

 

Novel: Alex Shakar, Luminarium

Mystery/Thriller: Stephen King, 11/22/63

First Fiction: Ismet Prcic, Shards Young Adult: Pete Hautman, The Big Crunch

Biography: John A. Farrell, Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned

Current Interest: Daniel…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 26, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

Another chapter of THE MONEY TREE!

 

I thought I would give you another sample chapter from my novel, THE MONEY TREE, an action-adventure chase set right here in WNC.

 

To remind you, here's the synopsis from the book jacket:

 

Tom and Huck take on The Sopranos! Set in the wilds of Western North Carolina – near historic COLD MOUNTAIN –  the story turns on two teen brothers' chance discovery of…

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Added by Sam Mills on April 24, 2012 at 2:49am — No Comments

Gloria Houston receives honor, gives talk Apr. 27

Award from Women's Clubs to Gloria Houston

Author Gloria Houston has been selected as the Lucy Bramlette Patterson Author by the General Federated Women’s Clubs of North Carolina for the body of her work.  She will present the Bramlette Patterson address at the North Carolina State Convention in Greensboro on Friday. 27 April. 

The Lucy Bramlette…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 22, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Tea Time Recipes Available Again

The much sought-after Dirty Fingers Garden Club cookbook, Tea Time Recipes, originally published in 2004 and out of print for many years, is available once again! Now you can learn how to make such delicacies as Cherry-and-Cream Scones, Strawberry Pound Cake, and Lavender Blueberry Soup.

The DFGC meets at (and owns) the "Meeting House" in Piney Creek. The…

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Added by Claire Halsey on April 21, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Liars Bench show, April 19, presents story of last Swain County hanging

Liars Bench Presents Hangman, Hangman Slack Your Rope

at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center, April 19

(from April 12, 2012 press release.  Contact: Gary Carden    gcarden498@aol.com    Carl Iobst    828.269.7844.)

The unjust hanging of Jack Lambert to be centerpiece of second Balsam Chronicles show

 

Gary Carden of The Liars…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 13, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

Blue Ridge Bookfest, May 18-19, features Kostova program, lotsa authors, and workshops

4th Annual Book Festival in Flat Rock offers keynotes, workshops, and book fair

 

The Blue Ridge Bookfest, May 18- 19,  in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, features:

 

An author show with Elizabeth Kostova and emcee Rob Neufeld, May 18, 6:30 p.m. (Ticketed receprtion precedes at 5:30.)

A talk by Kostova, 1 p.m., May 19.

Presentations by Joseph Bathanti, Georgia Bonesteel, Wayne Caldwell, and…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 10, 2012 at 10:44am — 2 Comments

Publishing - Bah or Ahhhh...?

Learning to write is just one of the things you learn when you sit down to do this. Learning what comes next is part of it, too. The highs and lows of acceptance, rejection, politics, timing and team work. To wit:

News from a new publisher this morning--the folks who're publishing Stealing First, a YA baseball novel I co-wrote with my sister (baseball fan and screenwriter) Joan Golden. The proofs have been put on hold again.…

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Added by Cynthia Drew on April 3, 2012 at 11:18am — 2 Comments

Difference in paper between self-published and traditionally published books

Question??

I've noticed that self-published books are always printed on hospital white paper.

Books by traditional publishers are on cream or slightly tinted paper.

This seems to be true even if the self-published book has been thoughtfully edited

and is of high quality.

 

Any idea as to why?

Danny Bernstein 

www.hikertohiker.com

Added by Danny Bernstein on April 3, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments

Book discussion series at Haywood County Library

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT @ HAYWOOD COUNTY LIBRARY

from press release 

This spring and summer Haywood County Library offers two Let’s Talk About It series.  Last summer when Dr. Merritt Moseley led two of our book discussions, we found out that he has a special interest in Jane Austen and we found out that many of you would like to do an Austen series.  So Dr. Moseley is creating a series for the NC Humanities and…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 1, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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