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Lyndsay Eli with GUNSLINGER GIRL (YA Novel) at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

January 20, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Are you a fan of The Hunger Games?  Then picture what Katniss would be like - with a gun.  That's just a taste of the "new" West action Lyndsay Eli brings to Spellbound Children's Bookshop with Gunslinger Girl.  She shares her debut novel on Saturday, January 20, at 6 p.m. The US has been fractured by a Second Civil War. Serendipity 'Pity' Jones finds a home of sorts in the corrupt, lawless city of Cessation (think Las Vegas on steroids).  Her shooting skills make her a star of the Theater…See More
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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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May 2012 Blog Posts (13)

Civil War Novels for Lets Talk about It Discussion at Haywood Library

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT

NOVELS OF THE CIVIL WAR:  AMERICA’S GREATEST CONFLICT

press release from Haywood County Library

Haywood County Friends of the Library selected the Civil War subject to go along with a traveling exhibition.  Kathy Olsen has planned a Barbara Bates Smith performance as well.

Sometimes historical facts alone are not enough to evoke the truth of the past.  Perhaps this is what Walt Whitman meant about the Civil War…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 29, 2012 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Author and pianist-singer-songwriter Dave Turner publishes new eBook Billy Ray's Chevrolet And Other Writings and Photographs From A Southern Appalachian Valley

Asheville-based author, pianist and singer-songwriter Dave Turner has just published his new eBook Billy Ray's Chevrolet And Other Writings And Photographs From A Southern Appalachian Valley. It's a collection of writings and photographs inspired by growing up and living in a Southern Appalachian Valley…

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Added by Dave Turner on May 26, 2012 at 11:22am — 2 Comments

Historic Marion Manufacturing Mill exhibit

Historical Exhibit on Marion Manufacturing to Open at UNC Asheville

 

From press release, May 21, 2012, UNC Asheville News Services, 828/251-6526 or news@unca.edu



“Woven Together: Marion Manufacturing and McDowell County,” a Western North Carolina traveling exhibition telling the story of the Marion Manufacturing textile mill, will open on June 4 in Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library.

Marion Manufacturing employed more than 600…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 21, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

"Reflections From The Mountains" Anthology Launched!

Just finished our anthology's book launch and 1st book signing at the Union Co. Library in Blairsville, GA. "Reflections From The Mountains" is now on sale as a softback, 312 pg anthology of 30 authors and members of the Georgia Mountain Writers Club. We produced it as a celebration of our 10th Anniversary in the Tri-State mountian area of GA/NC/TN.

We know you will enjoy every page of prose and poetry, in addition to many graphics and photos. Throughout the book you will also enjoy…

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Added by RhondaKay Brigman on May 19, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Jeff Shaara - inspiration to all authors

Historical novelist Jeff Shaara helped Charlotte, NC, celebrate the anniversary of the signing of Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence back on May 20, 1775. He held his audience spellbound as he talked at length about his research and writing style in producing numerous books about the American Revolution, the Civil War and World War II. Jeff didn't start writing until in his 40s and after his father, Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Shaara died.

The senior Shaara won…

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Added by Joe Epley on May 18, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments

Blue Ridge Outdoors to feature "Jumpoff" climb

I took two folks from Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine up the route featured in my mystery novel, "Murder at the Jumpoff." The article will appear in BRO's July issue. I'll read from my book and talk about off-trail hiking at Malaprop's May 27 at 3:00.…

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Added by Jenny Bennett on May 18, 2012 at 9:17am — No Comments

Blue Ridge Book Fest

This is our first time out with a book fair. We are renting half a table. You'll see our big poster at the Blue Ridge Book Fest in Flat Rock, this Friday and Saturday -- Murder as a Call to Love. Come by our table and let's talk about the new surge of small local presses. I'd like to interview you for an article I'm putting together, possibly for MountainX.

Added by Judith Toy on May 17, 2012 at 2:43pm — 2 Comments

"A Passel of Hate" is Editor's Choice in Historical Novel Review

The review of "A Passel of Hate" from the Historical Novel Review reads in part:



"Epley does a thrillingly effective job fleshing out his many characters (there are no one-dimensional heroes—or villains—here), and he lavishes attention on the kinds of real-world details too many historical novelists gloss over—readers will learn as much about trail rations and camp organization as about higher political ideology, and Epley’s undemonstratively evocative prose and tightly…

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Added by Joe Epley on May 14, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Juniper Bends Literary Reading

Join us this Friday for an evening of readings by poets and prose writers Abigail DeWitt, Anne Maren-Hogan, M. Owens and Mesha Maren!

This Friday May 11th at 7pm at Downtown Books and News at 67 N Lexington Ave…

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Added by Mesha Maren on May 6, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Jargon Society incorporated into Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center

The Jargon Society now a part of the BMC Museum + Arts Center 

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center announced, Apr. 23, that the Jargon Society, the highly significant small-press publisher founded in 1951 by Jonathan Williams (Asheville native, Black Mountain College alumnus, poet, publisher and photographer) is now under the museum’s auspices.…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 4, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments

Brevard author wins Nautilus award in YA category

LOCAL WNC AUTHOR WINS AWARD

from press release

Carol MacAllister, Brevard resident since 2006, has been awarded the 2012 Nautilus Silver Book Award in the Middle Grades and Teens category for her first children’s book, The Wisdom Tree and the Red Swing. Her book teaches the value of taking time to think, to act with compassion, and to behave with civility.  The book offers coping skills for anyone feeling isolated or ostracized and offers techniques for…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 4, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

Marijo Moore and her spiritual path

Marijo Moore, Cherokee-Dutch writer, editor, publisher, teacher, and medium, presents her book, A Book of Ceremonies & Spiritual Energies Thereof, and gives consultations with each book purchase, at two locations:

 

Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, Sat., May 5, 3 p.m.

 

Blue Ridge Books, Sat., May 26, 3 p.m.

 

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 4, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

At last - done! The Graces Trilogy is complete. Yay!

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