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Flat Rock history via a road

Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 Local Author Spotlight & Interview - Scripps Treasures Coast Newspapers

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers   (Over 200,000 Readers)

Darby’ has everything: love, hate, sadness and joy

From staff reports

What is your book about?

“Darby” is an Appalachian novel. A story of danger, suspense, romance, and intrigue interwoven with the history and culture of the Appalachians. “Darby” begins in 1895 when a man, George Waldroup, is standing in the middle of Elk Creek, bleeding from a knife wound.

What inspired you to write?

My father once told me a story about a man standing in the middle of Elk Creek bleeding from a knife wound. I am originally from the Appalachians and have a great love and knowledge of the region and the people.

Who do you think would most enjoy your book?

I think people who love, the Appalachian people and the Appalachian regions, and those who enjoy a good clean and touching mystery novel will certainly enjoy reading “Darby.” “Darby” is a novel full of love and hate, sadness and joy. A novel short enough to be read in a couple of sittings, but difficult to put down.

Who helped you edit and publish your book?

My wife, Betty was my editor. She spent many hours reading, correcting, encouraging, and making suggestions. I have dedicated “Darby” to her. Ecanus Publishing out of Great Britain are the publishers.

Q: What other books have you written?

I have written one other full novel, “Doodlebug” “Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire. Not yet published. I am presently working on a third novel, “Hanging Dog. Both of these novels are Appalachian novels. I have written several short stories that can be read free on my blog: http://

My website is:
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What is your favorite book?

It would be between “Cold Mountain” by Charles Frazier and “Notebook,” By Nicholas Sparks. I guess I’ll have to pick Cold Mountain, because I taught Charles Frazier in High School and Cold Mountain is an Appalachian novel. But Notebook is a warm love story.

How would you describe your writing style?

That’s hard. My style is simplistic. I try to write without using confusing words. I taught school for many years so I feel I am adept at keeping my conversations and writings clear.


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