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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

Started by Rob Neufeld in AC-T Book Reviews Aug 3, 2017.

Ellington in Asheville--a survey

Started by Rob Neufeld in Local History Oct 6, 2017.

Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

Started by Rob Neufeld in Local History Aug 25, 2017.



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Connie Regan-Blake updated an event

A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

April 21, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm, join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her "Taking the Stage" workshop participants, for an enchanting evening of storytelling in picturesque Black Mountain, NC. You'll enjoy a variety of stories and storytelling styles featuring tellers Jane O Cunningham from Rome, GA; Gabriele Marewski from Black Mountain, NC; Christine Phillips Westfeldt - Fairview,…See More
Glenda Council Beall posted a blog post

Writers Circle around the Table

We are located in Hayesville, NC. In April we begin our new season with outstanding Poet Mike James. Mike will read at Writers' Night Out in Blairsville, GA on Friday evening April 13. On Saturday, April 14, he will teach a class at my studio.Formally SpeakingThis class will focus on different types of traditional poetic forms such as the sonnet, the villanelle, and the sestina, and will also include other verse forms such as erasures, found poems, prose poems, and last poems.Contact Glenda…See More
Mar 12
Caroline McIntyre posted an event

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring Chautauqua History Alive at UNC Asheville, OLLI Reuters Center, Manheimer Room

April 15, 2018 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Step inside the revolutionary book, Silent Spring as its author Rachel Carson reveals the reckless destruction of our living world. Written more than 55 years ago Silent Spring inspired the Environmental Movement and has never been out of print. And now you have a chance to ask the author, Rachel Carson, how this came to be. But these aren’t just performances. They’re a chance to step into Living History – to ask questions and go one on one with a women whose books shaped our country and our…See More
Mar 7
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford posted blog posts
Mar 7
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford commented on Glenda Council Beall's photo

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"She looks like I look in my imagination right before I've had my coffee ... relaxed, bothered (by something, anything) and fully aware that I'm almost, but not quite, the center of the universe ... a feeling that quickly fades after that…"
Mar 4
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford replied to Kathryn Stripling Byer's discussion Mary Adams's new chapbook COMMANDMENT
"This is so perfect ... the thought of every woman, who KNOWS what the men are thinking!  But now at least we have an idea! This makes me happy in a sad, lovely sort of way!"
Mar 4
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford posted a photo

Mom in Her Writing Nook ...

She was working on the "About the Authors" section of "Echoes Across the Blue Ridge" when I captured this one morning. Though you can't see it, her coffee cup was within gentle reach that morning. Roxie is at her feet.
Mar 4
Carolyn Bennett Fraiser updated their profile photo
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Glenda Council Beall posted a photo

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Lexie likes to sleep in the sunshine even on cold days.
Feb 6
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Latest non-fiction book

In 1945 Indiana prohibited marriage between a white person and anyone with more than one-eighth "Negro blood." Yet Daniel (black) and Anna (white) gave up family, friends, and eventually even country to create a life together. Their 42-year marriage…
Feb 5
Nancy Werking Poling replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Bent Creek, the 4-part story
"Rob, Thanks for putting this into one document. I've been following the narrative in the Citizen-Times. I find it an added resource for my next writing project. In 1910 my husband's grandfather (1866-1947) showed up in Missouri and said…"
Feb 5
Rebecca L Caldwell updated their profile
Feb 5
Lee Ann Brown replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Writer Olive Dargan rises from obscurity
"Great Article!  Heart wrenching about her destroyed manuscripts and letters and notes but I will look for more of Olive Dargan!     Lee Ann Brown"
Feb 5
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Feb 4
Rap Monster posted a blog post


Focusing on the aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis, The Bang Bang Brokers tells the story of a hedge fund manager (based on a composite of real life traders) who got rich off of predicting the subprime fallout. His guilt and suicidal impulses lead him to a chance meeting with a Latino Gang, headed by small time weed dealer Ramon (Erik Michael Estrada). In hopes that Ramon will kill him in exchange for the favor, Rolley (played by Donihue) robs a rival Black Gang, earning the pair a ton of…See More
Feb 4

Danny Bernstein's Blog (34)

Forests, Alligators, Battlefields is out!

Yesterday, on the Ides of March, my book, Forests, Alligators, Battlefields: My Journey through the National Parks of the South, was officially launched – a soft launch.

It’s now available on Amazon in both…


Added by Danny Bernstein on March 16, 2016 at 8:35pm — No Comments

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina at Accent on Books

I like to think that the Mountains-to-Sea Across North Carolina is an

important book about our state trail.


Tomorrow, Friday April 26, I'll be at Accent on Books at 6 pm to talk

about the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. What is it like to walk

across our state, once you leave the mountains?


This will be my last appearance in Asheville. I've gone to Raleigh and Charlotte…


Added by Danny Bernstein on April 25, 2013 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Thanks for supporting your bookstore and your state trail

Thank you so much to all the people who came out last night (Friday March 22) to hear about the Mountains -to-Sea Across North Carolina.


According to Malaprop staff, over 50 people were there to support their local bookstore-- and me. Karen Chavez wrote a wonderful article about the trail and my book a couple of weeks…


Added by Danny Bernstein on March 23, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments

Mountains-to-Sea Trail Book Launch at Diamond Brand Outdoors

What is the Mountains-to-Sea Trail like beyond the Asheville corridor?


Come to Diamond Brand Outdoors in Arden tomorrow (Tuesday March 5 at 6 pm) to a book launch for the…


Added by Danny Bernstein on March 4, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina is published!!

Hi everyone:


My book, The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina,



Added by Danny Bernstein on February 12, 2013 at 9:24am — No Comments

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina - See the Book Trailer

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina is being published next month by the History Press.

With a lot of help from my friends, I created a book trailer. Curious?



Make a comment on Youtube and pass it on.


See you at Malaprops on March 22 at 7 pm and other book stores in Western North Carolina.


Added by Danny Bernstein on January 25, 2013 at 10:01am — 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?



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

My book - Sent off to my editor

I just sent off my manuscript for "The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina" to my editor at the History Press. Yippee!


See my blog post at



Added by Danny Bernstein on November 2, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Book discussions at Ave M restaurant

I just attended a book discussin at Ave M restaurant. This is the second year of "Eat your Words", a monthly discussion with an invited author.

Rose Senehi was the guest speaker, talking about her books and her writing process.


A nice evening out.


For the full schedule, contact Teri Siegel on Facebook.


Added by Danny Bernstein on October 13, 2012 at 8:19am — No Comments

At Biltmore Park on Saturday Sept. 22

Hi Readers and Hikers:


I'll be at the Barnes and Noble at Biltmore Park on Saturday September 22 from 1 pm to 4 pm, signing copies of Hiking North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains.


Please look at all the details and come by and say hi.

 Let's talk about where you've been hiking.

Added by Danny Bernstein on September 16, 2012 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Leonard Pitt, tonight

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

History Press to publish my MST book

Hi to my writing and walking friends:


Just want to let you know that my book Walking the Mountains-to-Sea Trail: A 1000 miles through North Carolina will be published by the History Press next year.


It's a tight deadline but I'm thrilled.



Added by Danny Bernstein on April 26, 2012 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Difference in paper between self-published and traditionally published books


I've noticed that self-published books are always printed on hospital white paper.

Books by traditional publishers are on cream or slightly tinted paper.

This seems to be true even if the self-published book has been thoughtfully edited

and is of high quality.


Any idea as to why?

Danny Bernstein

Added by Danny Bernstein on April 3, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments

Sent out a book proposal

Hi Everyone:

  I just sent out a book proposal to a published for a travel adventure book on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Wish me luck and I'll let you know how it does.


Danny Bernstein

Added by Danny Bernstein on January 4, 2012 at 6:01pm — 1 Comment

North Carolina Room at the Pack Library

It's been a long time since I visited the North Carolina Room at the Pack Library in Asheville. But now that I'm writing a book proposal for a book on the Mountain-to-Sea Trail, I went back there.

What treasures! My challenge is that I'm not just writing about Western North Carolina. The  MST goes from the Smokies to the Outer Banks. Material on the Coastal Plains will be difficult to get. But there are reference librarians eager to…


Added by Danny Bernstein on November 29, 2011 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Camping and Woodcraft republished by Great Smoky Mountains Association

Horace Kephart has been called the John Muir of the East and the savior of the Smokies.

Several of Horace Kephart's books have never been out of print since they were first published in the early 1900s. Now Great Smoky Mountains…


Added by Danny Bernstein on October 21, 2011 at 12:56pm — No Comments

North Carolina Writers Network comes to Asheville

North Carolina Writers Network is holding its annual conference in Asheville on November 18 to November 20.


There will be talks, workshops in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. They always attract literary agents and publishers.

Save the date, become a member and come to the conference.


Danny Bernstein

Added by Danny Bernstein on September 6, 2011 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Asheville Trail Running by Trish Brown

Why aren’t there more folks out here enjoying these incredible trails just 15 minutes from most Ashevillians’ doorsteps?

That's what Trish Brown, elite Asheville trail runner, asked. Maybe people just don't know where to go. So she designed, planned, and wrote Asheville Trail Running: Taking Bent Creek and the Mountains-to-Sea Trail in Stride. But this book is not just for runners - With 25 loops in Bent Creek and seven on the…


Added by Danny Bernstein on November 25, 2010 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Blue Ridge Bookfest next Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5

Come to the Blue Ridge Bookfest on Friday and Saturday June 4 - 5 at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock. I'm one of 50 book exhibitors.

Lots of informative and inspirational…


Added by Danny Bernstein on May 29, 2010 at 8:50pm — 1 Comment

"Real Nascar" - What I'm reading now

"Real Nascar; White Lightning, Red Clay and Big Bill France" by Dan Pierce is a great history of Nascar. I've never been to a race but I've heard so much about Nascar that I had to read about it.

Check out Pierce's blog at

Danny Bernstein

Added by Danny Bernstein on April 9, 2010 at 10:21pm — No Comments

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