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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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June 2009 Blog Posts (11)

Love The Read on WNC!

I so enjoy coming by here. We have such a rich diversity of writers, artists, storytellers - such gifted and interesting people in these mountains.

Added by Kathryn Magendie on June 26, 2009 at 1:47pm — No Comments

The protagonist in Homunculus

Is your protagonist you? Yes, always. But to what degree?





Like Hector Owen, I am a playwright who, as a young graduate with a degree in playwriting, moved to New York City to make my name, and then after years of trying, with some success but not fame and fortune, I moved to Asheville. Like Hec, I'm married to a woman I met in New York, and yes, I did some drugs in the sixties. The similarity, as regards my and Hec's biographies, ends there.



My novel could have been… Continue

Added by Jerry Stubblefield on June 25, 2009 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Better Late Than Never has received another glowing review!

With all of the other novels I'm currently working on and the one's soon to be released, I'm thrilled to see that Better Late Than Never is still a number one Best-seller and is still getting rave reviews! It is definitely a motivator to keep writing!

Happy Reading!
Stephanie Morris
Come Check Out The Review!

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on June 25, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Blue Ridge Mountians



Summer is the best time to see the 'blue' of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Blue Ridge Mountains stretch from North Georgia all the way to Pennsylvania where they eventually peter out (become smaller and smaller until they simply disappear).



The Blue Ridge Mountains were named by early American settlers who journeyed west from the Coast of North Carolina. The mountains have a blue haze that seems to hover over them-making them appear a… Continue

Added by Tipper on June 24, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Economic Dowturn Effects Education In Appalachia



Chitter and Chatter finished up the school year about 2 weeks ago-and are quite happy about it. During their summer vacation they are hoping to do things like: craft, play in the water, and do a little Hyder Mountain Stomping.



While the Blind Pig family is excited about summer and the fun it holds-everyone in our county isn't as thrilled.… Continue

Added by Tipper on June 20, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Better Late Than Never is still on Top!

I'm excited to announce that Better Late Than Never is still a number one bestseller and receiving rave reviews! Better Late Than Never is an emotional read about the one who got away and what happens when you receive a second chance. If you haven't picked up your copy, you don't know what you are missing.

Happy Reading
Stephanie Morris
Get Your Copy Here!

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on June 18, 2009 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Civil War Letters 2



Today's post brings you the second letter from the packet of Civil War Letters found in the old house by the TVA Lake-written by WC Penland who was 18 years old.



Camp Near Taylorsville Johnson County Tennessee



Nov 23rd 1862



Dear Father and Mother



I take my pen in hand to write you a few lines to…
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Added by Tipper on June 15, 2009 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Free Copy of Playing for Keeps

I am thrilled about how well Better Late Than Never has received by readers! I am also excited about the response I have received for Playing for Keeps, the second book in The Smith Sister’s Trilogy. I have decided to do a contest for the upcoming release of Playing for Keeps. Check HERE for contest details.

Happy Reading!
Stephanie Morris

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on June 11, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 8



Time for this month's Vocabulary Test. This month's words are:



1.Dab

2.Dope

3,Doins

4.Done

5.Drug



The last two words-are more Appalachian in their usage rather than in their meaning. Personally I'm so used to them being used incorrectly it's hard for me to fathom that it's wrong-see what you think.



1.Dab-a small amount of something. "Believe I'll have me a dab more of that good fresh… Continue

Added by Tipper on June 10, 2009 at 10:22am — No Comments

Better Late Than Never has reached another milestone!

I have always been a big fan of good news! I mean who really wants to hear bad news? It is even better when good news keeps coming. When Better Late Than Never was first released I knew it was going to be a life changing moment. Well it has been! Upon the release of Better Late Than Never it instantly became a Bestseller. Then Better Late Than Never became the recipient great book reviews. Now Better Late Than Never has reached another milestone. The books is now available in PRINT! Yay! I… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on June 5, 2009 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Moonphases In Appalachia



All week we've been discussing the theory of planting your garden by the signs of the moon over on the Blind Pig & The Acorn site ( you can read about it Planting By The Signs and How To Plant By The Signs). In Appalachia the… Continue

Added by Tipper on June 3, 2009 at 8:12am — No Comments

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