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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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August 2011 Blog Posts (14)

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Lovers kiss…passionately

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Saturday, October 8, 2011 3-5 pm

I will be reading from and discussing  my newest book: A Book of Spiritual Wisdom - for all days. With the purchase of a copy of the book during the event, I will offer a free 5-10 minute intuitive reading.

 

Blue Ridge Books

152 Main St

Waynesville, NC

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Mountain Lit News



Elizabeth Kostova speaks at Lake Lure benefit

 

New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Kostova speaks at Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure, 12 noon, Sept. 15, kicking off the library’s Books & Bites season.

Kostova will discuss her novel, The Swan Thieves, at the resort’s Lakeview Restaurant.  The luncheon is a benefit for the Friends of Mountain…

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careful who you pay big bucks to Edit your manuscript!

I used a highly recommended woman in Flat Rock. she doubled my fee, offered no contract, and this newbie asked for none. then, she dumbed down the book, email for details.

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My Name Is Cora Lee Mease

 

Cora Lee Mease  

My name is Cora Lee Mease. I was born and raised in the Little Cataloochee Valley. But just cause I was born in the mountains didn't mean that's where I was bound to stay.…

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Little Cataloochee Baptist Church

Little cataloochee baptist church smoky mtn national park  

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Undone In Sorrow

Undone in sorrow  

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A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Book Discussion X reads Flannery

 

            A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor is the subject of Book Discussion X at Battery Park Book Exchange in the Grove Arcade, Asheville, 7 p.m., Sept. 15. 

            The 1955 collection is a key work in O’ Connor’s career as well as in world literature.  The Georgia author used mundane materials to tell a new kind of sensational story,…

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I can't show you the title yet, but I can show the cover art!

WillowRaven Illustration & Design Plus: I can't show you the title yet, but I can show the...: "I am excited about the latest cover for various reasons, one of which is because Martin of Optitex custom created some of the elements…

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Member Featrure--MariJo Moore

Member Feature: MariJo Moore

MariJo launches her new book, A Book of Spiritual Wisdom for all Days, Aug. 12 at Malaprop’s.  It is her thirteenth book.  She continues a bold and wide-reaching career that has included these books:

  • The Boy with the Tree Growing from His Ear and Other Stories
  • Desert Quotes; and Crow Quotes—aphorisms
  • Spirit…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 6, 2011 at 11:54am — No Comments

The Juniper Bends Reading Series

Our next Juniper Bends reading will be on Friday August 12 at 7pm with readings by Blake Butler of Atlanta, GA along with Asheville writers Rose McLarney, Jaye Bartell and Michael Boyko.

Butler is the author of the novel There Is No Year which has been described by Ben Marcus as "Feral and awesome...Blake Butler, mastermind and visionary, has sneaked up and drugged the American novel."

 

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Does the latest digital software mean no need for art school or to hire a pro?

I forgot to share Friday's post with ya'll. I know several of you stop by and comment. Thanks!

 

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