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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

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Julia Nunnally Duncan at Little Switzerland Books and Beans

August 30, 2019 from 3pm to 6pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author at Little Switzerland Books and Beans on Friday, August 30, from 3-5. A book signing will follow. Julia will read from her latest books A Neighborhood Changes, A Part of Me, and A Place That Was Home.See More
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Guide to Antebellum Flat Rock

"The introduction of my new publication, Guide to Antebellum Flat Rock will be launched on Sept 14 2019 at 1:30 PM at the Henderson County Court House 500 Main Street. A talk and a brief slide show follows with refreshments afterward. …"
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Nancy Werking Poling at Black Mountain Library

June 15, 2019 from 3pm to 4pm
Can women rescue the planet from ecological disaster?Nancy Werking Poling will launch her new novel, WHILE EARTH STILL SPEAKS, set in WNC. She'll tell the stories behind the story: How did Mary (more crone than virgin) get into the narrative? And Mary Surratt, a co-conspirator of John Wilkes Booth?See More
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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
Apr 8

Publisher Profile: Belle Books

Publisher feature: Belle Books.

Belle Books, headquartered near Atlanta, has published Western North Carolina writer Kathryn Magendie by picking her novel out of a pile of unsolicited manuscripts. It also publishes bestsellers, including the works of Deborah Smith. Started in 1999 by seven Southern women with successful New York publishing track records, Belle Books editors seek to “showcase the rich storytelling traditions of Southern writers,” provide a full level of editorial and promotional services, and establish a collaboration with authors. Belle Books publishes about fifteen titles a year, and has recently started a new imprint, Bell Bridge Books, to offer fantasy and young adult fiction, and to move more into e-books.

Manuscript preferences: high quality fiction with Southern storytelling voice; fantasy and young adult (for Bell Bridge imprint); occasionally, non-fiction. See submission guidelines and style sheet.
Services provided: revision, line editing, copy editing, collaboration with author, publication in many formats and representation of author in all markets, heavy promotion.
Payment: Advance; and standard royalties.
See publisher websites: Belle Books; and Bell Bridge Books.

Examples of books:
Best-seller: The Crossroads Cafe by Deborah Smith.
Most awarded book: A Gentle Rain by Deborah Smith.
Biggest fan base: Moss Creek Hometown Series by various authors.
Fastest-selling fantasy title: Bite Me by Parker Blue
Non-fiction title: The Twelve Sacred Traditions of Magnificent Mothers-in-Law by Haywood Smith

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