Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina by Hendersonville Author Jack J. Prather is a compelling collection of mini-biographies that capture the life and career journeys of exemplars from across the region who made their marks from anywhere in the state, nation or world. The Notables have succeeded in such diverse fields as law, faith, education, medical, military, non-profit, music, poetry, master crafts and art.
The comprehensive 400-page book recently released by…Continue
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WillowRaven Illustration & Design Plus: Kainan has a new cover!: The cover art & design for Kainan is a re-vamp of the original cover for the first book in the epic fantasy series, Deragan Sword Prophe...
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The Western North Carolina Historical Association is currently accepting nominations for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. Originated by the Lipinsky family, and funded by Mrs. JoAnn L. Edwinn, the Award has been presented annually, since 1955, for printed works that focus special attention on Western North Carolina.
Entries must be a published work of fiction, nonfiction, drama or poetry with a publication date in 2011 or no later than June 1, 2012. The author must be a…Continue
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In 1989 Peggy Tabor Millin joined a group of non-Catholics on a journey to Medjugorje, Bosnia, where the Virgin Mary had been appearing to a group of young people since 1981. During the trip, Millin acted as scribe, documenting her pilgrimage in words and pictures, and eventually publishing an article about her experiences in New Realities magazine.
Millin arrived in Medjugorje, skeptical that she would have a profound spiritual experience, yet fully open and accepting. The events of…Continue
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Blue Ridge Books will be celebrating five years on Main Street Waynesville.
I will be there with two other authors - books, food, drink, fun, laughing.
July 15 at 3:00 PM.
Hope to see you there!
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Just finished reading James W. Hall’s Hit Lit, an analysis of 12 best-sellers written as much for the reader as the prospective novelist. My review is on Goodreads.http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12522710-hit-lit?utm_campaign=timeline&%3Butm_medium=cog_hovercard&%3Butm_source=facebook.com
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Novelist Ann Hite to Speak at Jackson County Public Library in Sylva
from press release
Novelist Ann Hite, discusses her debut novel Ghost on Black Mountain, at the Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, Thurs., June 28, 7 p.m.
Told in the voices of five women whose lives are bound when a murder takes place in rural Depression-era North Carolina, Ghost on Black Mountain spans generations and conjures Southern folklore—mystery, spirits, hoodoo, and…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on June 15, 2012 at 7:36pm — No Comments
Hillfolks' Hoodoo author Byron Ballard, June 15
Silver Rings Press, an imprint of indie publisher rENEGADE pLANETS pUBLISHING, Candler, NC, announce the publication of Staubs and Ditchwater: a Friendly and Useful Introduction to Hillfolks’ Hoodoo by H. Byron Ballard.
Ballard, a popular blogger and essayist, is a western North Carolina native whose work has appeared regionally and nationally.
The book—part memoir…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on June 12, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
. . . and I hope you are writing, or reading, something wonderful.
Added by Kathryn Magendie on June 10, 2012 at 7:28am — No Comments
Can't wait to see Leonard Pitts tonight.
I've been wanting to see him for years.
Added by Danny Bernstein on June 4, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments
Here's the press release announcing publication of my little book! I'm about to get excited about this whole thing.
re: a friendly and useful book from Asheville’s Byron Ballard and Silver Rings Press
Silver Rings Press, an imprint of indie publisher rENEGADE pLANETS pUBLISHING, Candler, NC, is pleased to announce the publication of “Staubs and Ditchwater: a Friendly and Useful Introduction to Hillfolks’ Hoodoo” by H. Byron Ballard. Ballard, a popular blogger…Continue
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for immediate release 5/30/12
Accent on Books is pleased to celebrate H. Byron Ballard's book "Staubs and Ditchwater: a Friendly and Useful Introduction to Hillfolks’ Hoodoo" with a launch party on Friday, June 15th at 6PM. The book is Ballard's first and is published by Silver Rings Press. Ballard will speak about the process for creating "Staubs and Ditchwater", read a little from the book and copies will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. For…Continue
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