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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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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
May 12
City Lights Bookstore posted events
May 11
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
May 10
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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

May 2009 Blog Posts (15)

Better Late Than Never has received 3 Great Reviews!

Writing is my biggest passion and I love it when people enjoy my work. Better Late Than Never has received 3 Great Book Reviews! Check out the Reviews!


Happy Reading!
Stephanie Morris

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on May 30, 2009 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Rob's review of the Corpse Walker

Great review, comparisons and insight into storytellers everywhere. I will be sure to look for the book next time in a bookstore. Thanks for doing this.

Added by Wendy Dingwall on May 27, 2009 at 11:22am — No Comments

Civil War Letters 1



In the early 80's an old homeplace beside a TVA Lake was purchased by the Stines Family. Historical details of the house:



*Built in 1882 by the Patton family

*Holt Patton was 6 mos. old when the house was built by his parents

*Holt was raised in the house

*Holt married Luola Penland-and they raised their family in the house

*After the death of her husband, Patience Mahalia Moore Penland (Luola's mother) came to… Continue

Added by Tipper on May 26, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

George Masa research blog created

Back in 1999 I began a research and production effort that led to the making of The Mystery of George Masa documentary film. With it's release in 2002 to the PBS system the 86 minute film aired in about 40% of the United States. This year, a one-hour version will be released to the PBS system to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Masa's inclusion in Ken Burns' new film The National Parks: America's Best Idea.



With the expectation that many… Continue

Added by Paul Bonesteel on May 25, 2009 at 10:06am — No Comments

Propositioned

I would like to invite everyone to come check out my Free short story Propositioned. You will love Kristina and Robert's story.



Blurb:

Kristina Ward is looking for a fresh start. She has just gotten out of a relationship with a married man who also had children. She would have never guess a woman as intelligent as her would miss the warning signs of his deception. But she had. There was nothing like a heartbreak to make a woman reevaluate her life. Too bad… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on May 23, 2009 at 10:59am — No Comments

My Amazing Cousin Sally

 

The above photo is Sally and her mother Mamie, and young sister Betty.

 

Two Sally Cousins

Sally and Bennett in about 2003 And… Continue

Added by Sallie on May 22, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How did we get all this land?

Hi: I'll be at Malaprops Bookstore on Friday May 22 to give a slide show on North Carolina's Hiking Heritage.

How did we get all this recreation land to hike in? Some was sold, some was given away, some was protected....



As I wrote as a comment to the last post, enjoying our parks and forests is one of the cheapest entertainment there is. Why go to an amusement park when the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Pisgah Forests are the…

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Added by Danny Bernstein on May 20, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Economic Downturn Causes A Resurgence In Old Time Ways



Over the past few days the Blind Pig group has been discussing how reusing, repurposing, and recycling can be good for the environment-and good for the pocket book. The downturn in the economy has caused a need for thriftiness in most households-which has resulted in a resurgence of lifestyles that hearken from an earlier time.



The "backyard chicken" phenomenon is on the rise across the… Continue

Added by Tipper on May 16, 2009 at 8:27am — 2 Comments

Better Late Than Never is a Bestseller!

When I first began my journey I wasn't sure where I would end up. Well . . . my book Better Late Than Never was released April 10, 2009 and has been the number one best-selling novel with my publisher since. This is very exciting news to me! I look forward to the rest of The Smith Sister Trilogy being released as well as my future works. If you haven't picked up your copy of Better Late Than Never here is your chance.…





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Added by Author Stephanie Morris on May 13, 2009 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Blue Ridge Book & Author Show Case in Flat Rock

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this book fest. I was completely surprised that this was their first gathering. Well done!



I only hope I will be a part of it next year, as an author, in some capacity.



Gary Carden is a jewel. Can I now say that I have a big ole crush on Mr. Carden (teehee). He always looks as if he's just about to give you a big old wink, but doesn't - which is why I like that better - the promise of a big old wink without the actual doing of… Continue

Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 11, 2009 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Crafts for Children

Hello,

My name is Doris Anne Beaulieu and I’d like to this time to talk to mail order companies and parents.

To parents I have a wonderful craft book for your child to give his or her teacher at the end of the school year. My Easy and Inexpensive Holiday Classroom Crafts for Teachers book is truly a gift that will forever keep giving from year to year, holiday after holiday. It’s a craft book for developing creative minds. This book will tell you what items you will need for each… Continue

Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on May 11, 2009 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Rain Barrels



Over the past few years rain barrels have become popular with both home gardeners and folks who are interested in water conservation. The south-including my area has experienced severe drought over the past few years too.



A month or so ago The Deer Hunter and I were cleaning up around the house-trying to get rid of stuff we no longer need or truthfully stuff we never needed in the first place.



The Deer Hunter used the blue… Continue

Added by Tipper on May 11, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Better Late Than Never has received a glowing review!

Better Late Than Never has received a glowing review! Check it out!
Better Late Than Never Book Review

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on May 9, 2009 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Too much to do and not enough time to write

I seem to have trouble getting to this site as often as I'd like. I manage along with Kay Byer, the Netwest Writers site and two personal blogs, the latest being The Way I See It,

and I find myself up at three in the AM on the computer.

Blogs can be addictive. I don't just mean the writing but the reading of so many others.

I don't know how people do it all and have any other life.



Now I've tried Facebook, I'm told we need… Continue

Added by Glenda on May 6, 2009 at 3:28am — 1 Comment

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 7



Time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test.



Decoration

Dinner

Dodger

Druthers

Dreckly/Directly






Decoration-putting flowers on graves. "Next Sunday is Decoration up at Bethel Baptist-are you going?"

Dinner-lunch. "Pap fixed fried taters and cornbread for dinner today."

Dodger-a piece of baked bread. "All the boy… Continue

Added by Tipper on May 5, 2009 at 9:29am — 3 Comments

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