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Peachtree – Local author William Roy Pipes announces the release of his two books – Mammy: A Term of Endearment and A Haven for Willa Mae. Mammy: A Term of Endearment, is a fictional story of the sla…

Peachtree – Local author William RoyPipes announces the release of his two books– Mammy: A Term of Endearment and A Havenfor Willa Mae.Mammy: A Term of Endearment, is a fictionalstory of the slavery of a black woman whoafter being freed became my father’s mammy.Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term,but Pipes’ father considered it a term of endearment.It’s a story of the discrimination many blacksand poor whites still face today, not only in theSouth but also in the North. It is a story of…See More
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Jul 25
William Roy Pipes commented on William Roy Pipes's blog post Mammy: A term of Endearment
"A Haven for Willa Mae    A Haven for Willa Mae is the first of a two series novels. It is a novel containing danger, suspense, romance and treachery along with abuse, deceit, murder, kidnapping, and insanity. It is a gripping action packed…"
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William Roy Pipes posted a blog post

Mammy: A term of Endearment

Mammy: A Term of Endearment    I have a new novel I titled, Mammy: A Term of Endearment. Mammy is a fictional story of the slavery of a black woman who after being freed became my father’s mammy. Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term, but my father considered it a term of endearment.    It’s a story of the discrimination many blacks and poor whites still face today, not only in the south but also in the north. It is a story of love, hate, romance, and humor.    Included in the novel are…See More
Jul 17
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Finding a great book beyond the in-crowd mainstream

A new way to find great new booksby Rob Neufeld            I keep searching for ways to be as open as possible to great books as they come out.  It’s not easy because: 1) our guides—publishers and reviewers—follow certain channels, comparable to radio playlists, to stay smart; and 2) a random approach is impractical.            Readers’ online reviews help, but there’s too much; I need a filter, based partly on authority.  I could ask people in person—and that’s pretty interesting.  Rarely do…See More
Jul 15
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Robert Beatty's Serafina and the art of YA fantasy

How to write a youth fantasy: introducing Serafinaby Rob Neufeld             Begin in the basement of the recently constructed Biltmore House with a girl who’s been in hiding there from infancy to her 12th year—for good reasons—and follow that lead to a media sensation that seeks to join “Frozen” in…See More
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Fred Weyler replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Robert Henry revealed by Rick Russell book
"LP Summers mentioned Samuel Talbot in "History of SW VA" then withdrew him from militia list in more accurate "Annals of SW VA" probably because there was no such person in the county records. Robert Henry set high standards for…"
Jul 11
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"Us versus Them" does not help fight against racism; worsens sectionalism

“Us versus them” is not good historyby Rob Neufeld             Writing about history and the complex lives that play out within it does not sell as well as team spirit, especially in this age of clicks and likes.            I recently confronted this truth when I wrote my article last week about the minds of our leaders in 1851. The word “slavery” was added to the headline to alert people to its relevance.  Seeing that term connected people to a cause they felt strongly about, particularly in…See More
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Suitcase Charlie: A Recommended Crime Thriller

     John Guzlowski is a writer and poet whose parents were forced laborers in Poland during WW II. He was born in a refugee camp before he came with his family to live in the Polish neighborhoods of Chicago. Already a highly regarded poet, he turned his childhood memories (including some gruesome child murders) into a novel titled SUITCASE CHARLIE.    Two war-weary Chicago detectives investigate a series of horrifying child murders. Before the crimes are solved, the reader follows the…See More
Jul 1
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Mammy, A Term of Endearment

I read Rob Neufield's article Visit OUR PAST in today's Asheville Citizen-Times.It was a super article, but caused me to want to share my novel:  Mammy: A Term of Endearment.Mammy: A Term of Endearment. is now available as an ebook on Kindle, but the publisher, Ecanus Publishing, Great Britain tells me the paperback edition will be out soon (2 to 3 weeks).The novel is fiction but came from my father who was born in 1895. Due to his mother's sickness Grandpa hired her to be a Mammy to my father,…See More
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Writers on the Rock at Chimney Rock, NC

June 28, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm
The culture and heritage of Appalachia is an experience like no other, and it serves as the perfect backdrop for a variety of storytelling. View the soaring cliffs and stunning valleys of Chimney Rock and the Hickory Nut Gorge as you get to know your favorite author and meet new ones. Join Ann B. Ross, Tommy Hays, Sheri Castle, Evan Williams and more as they share their experiences and autograph copies of their books. A selection of titles by each author will be available for sale. See…See More
Jun 8

Asheville BookWorks, a community resource for print and book arts, presents several new workshops for early 2013:

 

Introduction to Platinum-Palladium Printing with Clay Harmon

Fri.-Sat., Feb. 22-24, 6-9 p.m. on Fri. and 9-5 p.m. on Sat.-Sun.; $327

The beauty of the platinum-palladium print is in the subtle gradation of tones from dark to light. Platinum-palladium prints are prized for their ethereally subtle highlight tonality. This workshop is appropriate for anyone interested in learning one of the easiest and most rewarding alternative printing techniques. More info

 

Flat-Back Case Binding and Custom Slipcases with Bridget Elmer

Tues.-Fri., Mar. 5-8, 6-9:30 p.m.; $215 + material fee

Join us for four consecutive evenings as we craft custom, case-bound books and create a simple slipcase to house our creations. The flat-back case binding provides a strong foundation in the processes of successfully prepping and casing in books. More info

 

Pulp to Paper: Introductory Papermaking with Frank Brannon

Sat.-Sun., Mar. 16-17, 9-5 p.m.; $237

Weekend papermaking classes for the novice and those with some previous experience. You'll learn techniques for forming sheets of handmade paper using pulp prepared in our Reina beater. More info

 

Text & Texture: Designing Words in Your Artist Books with Annie Cicale

Wednesdays from Mar. 20-Apr. 24, 6-9 p.m.; $277

We will work with your handwriting to develop expressive textures, hand lettering with a slowed down print script, and if desired, some formal calligraphy. The basics of typography will be reviewed and page design will be introduced as well. More info

 

Metal Covers for Artists’ Books with Hollis Fouts

Fri.-Sun., Mar. 22-24, 9-5 p.m.; $387

In this workshop we will explore the broad range of metal and metal forms, and many surface techniques for transforming them. We'll use heat, creative surface techniques, coloration, oxidization methods and more to create unique covers and design elements. More info

 

Gelatin Prints & Two Bindings – Drum Leaf & Stiff Leaf with Jessica White

Sat.-Sun., Apr. 6-7, 9-5 p.m.; $242

Gelatin printing is a form of monotype (unique, one-of-a-kind prints) using unflavored gelatin as a printing surface. This is a simple and versatile process using water-based inks, so it can be easily done in a home studio or kitchen table. More info

 

A Handcarved Alphabet with Ele Annand & Beth Schaible

Sat.-Sun. Apr. 20-21, 10-5 p.m.; $237

Have you ever wanted to recreate embellished type or bring your own quirky hand drawn type to life? If so this workshop will teach you the skills you need to design, carve, and print your own type designs. More info

 

Gut & Wire with Heather Hietala

Sat.-Sun., Apr. 27-28, 10-5 p.m.; $252

This workshop will introduce the wonders and potential of working with steel wire and hog gut also known as sausage casing. More info

 

See Asheville Bookwork’s webpage for more information, including registration information.

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