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Celia Miles

Celia Miles, Appalachian by birth and by choice, has published in a variety of genres (even in the true confessions market) and since retiring as a college English instructor, has written and/or edited nine books:sweet romances set locally and based on herbs and grist mills; Appalachian/historical fiction dealing with a childhood in the 1940s and a woman surviving the chaos of the mid-1800s; collections of short stories set in the south and abroad; anthologies (co-editor: poet Nancy Dillingham) of Western North Carolina women writing about Christmas and clothes.

Her latest novel, set primarily in Orkney, shows a woman’s journey to learn about her husband’s past on the Scottish island where she learns less about him than about herself–Journey to Stenness.

Joan Medlicott

Joan Medlicott is best known for her series of novels taking place in Western North Carolina … the first being The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love. Her latest novel, A Blue and Grey Christmas, is in bookstores now.

This is a heartwarming story about three generations of women who find their way past old hurts and losses to understanding, forgiveness and love. One reviewer called the novel “superb”. “It is high drama,” she writes, “as it tells the story of these women’s lives.”


Lavinia Plonka — Asheville Movement Center

Where Healing, Learning and Movement Meet

Director Lavinia Plonka is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner, a nationally renowned somatic educator and author of What Are You Afraid Of? A Body/Mind Guide to Courageous Living.

Her 35 years of experience in the movement arts informs the curriculum at Asheville Movement Center, where classes in Yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais, Nia, as well as special workshops in related subjects are continuously offered.

Lavinia also helps people in private sessions, addressing a range of challenges from stroke recovery and MS to artists wanting to improve creativity and performance.

Visit or call 828-275-4838


Sunny Kruger

“WHAT PART OF YOU IS HUNGRY?” is the question that will redefine the meaning of hunger and food in your life. Your deepest hungers and emptiest places do not solely reside in your body. Some or all parts of you are clamoring to be fed all the time. Achieve and maintain your healthiest weight by making a compassionate shift in how you feed every aspect of yourself – body, mind and spirit. Learn how to break the old connection of feeding your body at hunger’s first stirring by giving your hunger an opportunity to name its own food. Visit

Sunny Kruger at 828-808-0850
1944 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville



macWorks is owned and operated by John Dickson, a 25-year veteran in the world of Apple computing. John gained a passion for Macs in the early 90’s and has truly become an expert in all things Apple. He was the sole Mac technician at The Electronic Office, Western North Carolina’s first Mac retailer, where he became Apple certified. From there, John became the Mac guy for Buncombe County School System, where he was responsible for the smooth operation of over 1,000 Apple computers.

John founded macWorks in 2005 and has been busy ever since, providing friendly, reliable service with deep knowledge and experience at a fair and reasonable rate. John has been an avid enthusiast and trusted member of the Apple community and is loved by clients for his honesty, integrity and reliability. He maintains a long-term, high level of trust with clients and consistently comes through with the right answer and a great attitude. His love of the NC mountains, nature, music and fishing led him to a life in a cabin, where he currently lives with his wife, dogs, cats, goats and 16 Macs.

If you are experiencing any issues with your Mac, email us via our contact page or call us at 828-777-8639.

Floral Design

Appalachian Tropicals

Demelza Kittles founded Appalachian Tropicals in 2003 as a way to work from home with her three children, who were all under the age of five at the time. Many milestones later, her kids are grown and so has her business, from the kitchen, into its very own greenhouse. Appalachian Tropicals grows and sells exquisite retail and wholesale Orchids & Air Plants for every level of interest from curious beginner, to florist, to species aficionado.

Visit the Appalachian Tropicals orchid boutique, located in their greenhouse, just ten minutes East of downtown Asheville. Their plants are sure to brighten your home, your office and your spirit!

827 Charlotte Hwy, Fairview — 828-222-2225

Health Care

Harpe Laser and Wellness

Are you ready to get serious about your health, lose weight and have improved energy? Would it make you feel happy to have a fresher, younger appearance? Dr. Charles Harpe and his wife Claudia Harpe offer the 30-Day GET REAL HEALTH CHALLENGE along with personalized Nutrition and Wellness Coaching to help you do just that.

We believe in beauty from the Inside out. Author of Naturvore Power, Natural Health Advocate and Speaker, Dr. Harpe is a Board Certified Internist who has been helping patients improve their health through natural means for over 20 years. Claudia is a Wellness Occupational Therapist and Nutrition Coach, helping clients put their health goals into action through healthful and purposeful activities they enjoy. Together, they are bridging the gap between Medicine and Natural Wellness.

Harpe Laser and Wellness Medical Spa also offers non -invasive medical spa services to help you feel and look your best. Call 828-575-2196 for a Complimentary Consultation.



Strauss & Associates – Estate Planning Attorneys

Strauss & Associates, P.A., located in Asheville and Hendersonville, North Carolina, can provide the answers. Our estate planning lawyers offer dedicated and informative representation in estate planning, transfer tax planning, probate administration, asset protection, elder law services, and related areas. Handling these matters is all we do, and you can be confident we do it well.

We are one of the first law firms in western North Carolina to use family limited partnerships (FLPs), limited liability companies (LLCs), and revocable living trusts to protect people’s estate plan. Other ways to protect assets and avoid unnecessary tax liability include:

• Business succession planning
• Medicaid planning for nursing home care
• IRA planning
• Charitable planning
• Estate tax and gift tax planning
• Asset protection

Our main goal is to help direct our clients by protecting assets and minimizing tax liability. It is critical to provide the latest estate planning tools to achieve these objectives.
Visit for more info.
Asheville: 828-258-0994
Hendersonville: 828-696-1811

Real Estate

Sandy McCall — Southern Life Realty

“My decision to become a real estate broker came from a dream … what could be better than to match people with their idea of the perfect property? I enjoy being with people and helping them make their dreams come true.

“I am the owner and creator of Southern Life Realty and I look forward to working with folks wanting to buy or sell homes, land, farms and commercial real estate. Feel free to call me or email me at 828-273-9755. — Visit:

Spiritual Communities

The Namaste Center

Join us on Sundays at 11am for our Soulful Celebration!

The Namaste Center …

• Is an Interdenominational Center where acceptance and freedom from judgement nurture your personal and spiritual journey.

• Provides a place for everyone seeking to discover their true nature as loving spiritual beings.

• Is a safe place to explore spirituality and to be supported and nurtured on your journey to peace, love, oneness and enlightenment.

• Is a spirit family providing knowledge, inspiration, and resources for not only learning the message, but for Being the message!

Visit TheNamasteCenter


Patti Dallas

As the coordinator of the public access station in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Patti Dallas produced a variety of programs about her community. New to Asheville, Patti now specializes in family videos that include extensive interviews that are edited with family photographs and music. Her clients have enjoyed the experience of reflecting on their lives during the interviews, as well as watching the videos upon completion.

Ms. Dallas has also created a workshop called Living Your Legend, in which participants go through their lives together and respond to questions such as “What games did you play as a child?” and “How was the world different when you were a teenager?” For more information, call Patti at (937) 838-5054, or email her at


Web Design

Elemental Creations Inc.

Since it’s inception in 2009, Elemental Creations has been providing exceptional web development and print design for a huge variety of clients all over the U.S. Our list of services include: branding/logo design, art direction, illustration, advertising design, business cards, brochures, print ads, CMS driven websites, customized software development, web hosting and domain services.

When you hire Elemental Creations, you can expect:
• Unsurpassed professionalism, service and quality.
• Immediate response and attention to our clients.
• Over 15 years of experience in the Graphic Design Industry.
• Senior level talent working on all projects.
• Superior prepress and proofing capabilities.

Just read what some of our clients are saying about us

Contact: 828.606.6767

Handwoven Webs

Julie Parker is one of the two founders of WNC Woman Magazine. The magazine began as an outgrowth of her web design business, Handwoven Webs, and her love of working with words and pictures.

Her websites, known for their ‘elegant simplicity’, are created with the hand of a writer, the eye of an artist, and the soul of a poet …