Shadows of the Past is a focused Transylvania County history that examines the Batson and Beasley families of Western North Carolina, those things that they influenced or that influenced them.
This history examines the Batson and Beasley families of Western North Carolina, those things that they influenced or that influenced them. Long before the Connestee Falls, North Carolina community…
Added by Edward Comer on June 27, 2011 at 12:03pm — No Comments
Art of Family Fun at Vance Birthplace
The Zebulon B. Vance Birth State Historic Site will showcase the art of free family fun on July 9th in the second of the three-part popular program “2nd Saturdays.”
The theme of this one day program will be “Crafts from the Past” and will feature local artisans such as:
Ruth Duckworth, Spinner
Mary Ellen Morris…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on June 24, 2011 at 5:20pm — No Comments
James W. Hall’s Hard Aground was published in 1992. I’m not sure how it slipped past me, since I’ve pretty much grabbed each of his books at the time of their release. I had to jump back nearly 20 years to read Hard Aground after stumbling over it browsing the stacks at my local library. Time travel has never been so much fun.
I say that because there’s a saucy tone to this tale of a hapless water rat that suggests Carl Hiassen. It’s been a long time since I’ve laughed out…Continue
Added by Ray Bearfield on June 23, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments
Am I the only writer around here who sits down, pulls up the most painful part of my psyche, engages whatever skills I have to shape my words, find the meaning in them, work hard to make sure that meaning is to some degree universally relevant, the writing is to some degree entertaining and uplifting -- and then won't try to get it out there for people to read?
I'm really asking you. I know not everybody finds writing to be like peeling off skin to bare the soul, making…Continue
My First Fiction Publication has been posted today as the weekend feature at Monkeybicycle. I endured 127 rejections of various stories before I received this acceptance from Guest Web Editor Casey Bye (and screamed myself silly).
Why didn’t I give up once I’d reached 50 or 100 rejections? I wish I could say it’s because I’m tough and driven and I know that my writing is worth putting out in the world, but…Continue
Added by Caralyn Davis on June 17, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
With info re: Mad Hatters' Review, a multi-media journal like none other; our new BLOG (accepting submissions of short prose pieces, poems, video's, art, mashes, and music); MadHat Press (launching June 15th with a poetry chapbook contest); MadHat's little mountain Retreat in Asheville; MadHat's Poetry, Prose & Anything Goes performance series in…Continue
Added by Carol Novack on June 10, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments
Morning! Another beautiful morning Haywood County!
Amy Nathan has a great blog - she interviews writers, passes along information, etc. Had a great time as her guest.
Women's Fiction Writers no heroes. no zombies. no high heels. well, maybe high heels
And much as I love our little indie booksellers,…Continue
Added by Kathryn Magendie on June 10, 2011 at 7:29am — No Comments
Lord I never realized
There were so many shades of……
Added by Bruce Hoch on June 7, 2011 at 12:49am — No Comments
Shakespeare once wrote;
“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s…
Added by Bruce Hoch on June 3, 2011 at 1:23am — No Comments