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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
Oct 8
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

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
Oct 7
Rob Neufeld posted a blog post

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
Oct 6
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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
Oct 6
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post

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
Oct 5
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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.
Oct 3
Mark de Castrique posted a discussion

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
Oct 3
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

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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Kathryn Hall posted a blog post

Aim for Beauty

In honor of my blog Plant Whatever Brings You Joy's 10th Blogiversary I've posted a chapter from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden. This particular chapter was also excerpted in Fairview's GreenPrints magazine, which was greatly appreciated. Read more here: http://plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com/aim-for-beauty/…See More
Sep 11
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McCrumb ghost-opened world in The Unquiet Grave

McCrumb sees stories behind haunting ghost by Rob NeufeldPHOTO: Sharyn McCrumb and her dog Arthur, 2017.  Photo by Laura Palmer, courtesy, Sharyn McCrumb In “The Unquiet Grave,” Sharyn McCrumb once again demonstrates her mastery at turning a folktale into something larger, different, and greater.The legend of the…See More
Sep 10
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James Vestus Miller

­HISTORIC PHOTO James Vester Miller James Vester Miller had been a boy when his mother, a Rutherfordton slave, had responded to Emancipation by taking her three children to Asheville and getting a job as a cook in a boardinghouse—some say Julia Wolfe’s boardinghouse, Old Kentucky Home.  Growing up, Miller hung…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
Aug 25

December 2012 Blog Posts (11)

John Urbain exhibit at Black Mountain Museum + Arts Center

John Urbain: No Ideas but in Things

January 18 - June 1, 2013; Opening reception: Friday, January 18, 2013

(from press release)

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center is proud to announce John Urbain: No Ideas but in Things, an exhibition of collages and paintings by Black Mountain College alumnus John…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on December 31, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

"Clean Up After a Storm"

Western North Carolina Woman has honored my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden by publishing in their December issue the chapter titled "Clean Up After a Storm". In light of what has happened in Newtown this last week the selection seems fitting and  synchronistic. I do hope it offers some small solace to those who are grieving who find it. Tend your hearts. Love and blessings, Kathryn xoxo…

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Added by Kathryn Hall on December 18, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Book Trailer??

I'm working on a book trailer for my forthcoming book The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina.

 

What does anyone know about creating book trailers?

 

Which ones are effective?

 

Thanks

Added by Danny Bernstein on December 15, 2012 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Greater Than the Mountains Was He by Wilma Hicks Simpson

New book with WNC connection:

Greater Than the Mountains Was He: The True Story of Johann Jacob Shook of Haywood County, North Carolina by Wilma Hicks Simpson (Tate Publishing trade paper, March 2013, 184 pages, $20.99).

Author event: 6 p.m., Fri., Dec. 14, 2012 at Blue Ridge Books.

Biography of Johann Jacob Shook, owner of the Shook House in Clyde, explaining his life and accomplishments in Western North Carolina and…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on December 13, 2012 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Short Story Published at Dr. TJ Eckleburg Review

My short story "Saver's Delight" has been published. It's at a pretty interesting online journal.

Added by Caralyn Davis on December 12, 2012 at 12:23am — No Comments

The Tourist Killer by FC Etier

New book with WNC connection:

The Tourist Killer by FC Etier (Venture Galleries trade paper, November 2012, 204 pages, $12.99).

Author event: 3 p.m., Sun., Dec. 9, 2012 at Blue Ridge Books.

Debut thriller novel in which an assassin “battles conscience, hired killers, and burn-out while juggling relationships and attempts at normalcy;” written by a Henderson County resident.

Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Asheville Beer by Anne-Fitten Glenn

New book with WNC connection:

Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing by Anne-Fitten Glenn (History Press trade paper, September 2012, 192 pages, $16.99).

Author event: 3 p.m., Sat., Dec. 15, 2012 at Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café.

Details the history of Asheville’s brewing scene “from the suds-soaked saloons of ‘Hell’s Half Acre’ to the region’s explosion into a beer mecca;” written by a local beer writer and…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 9:11pm — No Comments

The Button Sisters by Penny Graham

New book with WNC connection:

The Button Sisters by Penny Graham, illus. by Roger Bacon (CreateSpace trade paper, October 2012, 124 pages, $9.95).

Author event: 3 p.m., Sat., Dec. 8, 2012 at City Lights Bookstore.

A children’s novel that teaches about family and friendship through a girl who befriends another girl with a mysterious and special button; written by a retired teacher and Sylva resident.

Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Out Across the Nowhere by Amy Willoughby-Burle

New book with WNC connection:

Out Across the Nowhere by Amy Willoughby-Burle (Press 53 trade paper, October 2012, 110 pages, $12.95).

“These stories give a reader the vivid language and compelling narratives that are the trademark of the best short stories. 'Out Across the Nowhere' is an astonishing debut,” says award-winning author Ron Rash; written by an Asheville author.

Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Essential Occupation by Steve Brooks

New book with WNC connection:

Essential Occupation by Steve Brooks (New Native Press trade paper, October 2012, 42 pages, $12.00).

“From the vantage point of a favorite seat in the Common Café of Time,” the book description reads, “Steve Brooks takes us to the center of the poet’s soul, asking the hardest yet the best questions of himself and others who would call themselves poets;” written by a local poet. See author website.

Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Why the Clown Wouldn't Smile by Olson Huff

New book with WNC connection:

Why the Clown Wouldn’t Smile by Olson Huff (Grateful Steps hardback, November 2012, 40 pages, many color illustrations, $14.95).

Author events:

Tue., Dec. 4, 2012 at the Moore Center in Montreat, time t.b.a.;

2 p.m., Sun., Dec. 9, 2012 at White Horse Black Mountain sponsored by Grateful Steps;

6 p.m., Fri., Dec. 14, 2012 at…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 8:56pm — No Comments

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