Journey Out Journey In: How A Trip To Burnsville Leads To More Adventures

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| By Britt Kaufmann | Every September people travel to the little town of Burnsville, North Carolina for a peculiar kind of adventure – one that may ultimately take them no farther than their couch yet catapult them into another …

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Eighth Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest

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The Eighth Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest takes place on Friday, April 22, 2016 and Saturday, April 23, 2016.

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Literary Festival Comes Again

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| Story: Britt Kaufmann & Photos: Jake Blood | September heralds the glow of leaf season in the mountains, but in Burnsville, September means the celebration of book leaves, too. For ten years now, readers join writers in a weekend …

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Book Review: “Six Notable Women of North Carolina” by Jack Prather

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Mr. Prather, in 2012, published Twelve Notables in North Carolina, succinct biographies of 10 men and 2 women distinguished for their dedication to the arts, education, humanitarianism, journalism, medicine, and religion. Since publishing this sequel honoring six women, the constant …

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Book Review: “Quiet Hearts” by Morgan James

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– Reviewed by Mary Ickes – Readers! She married him! In the first book of Ms. James’ mystery series, Quiet the Dead, psychologist Dr. Promise McNeal closed her Atlanta practice and moved to the mountains of Western North Carolina. Still …

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“Lonely in the Heart of the World” by Mindi Meltz: An interview with the Author

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  By Steve Krimi   Mindi Meltz’s latest novel, Lonely in the Heart of the World, has just been published to critical acclaim and general wonderment at its epic mythological fairy tale scope, gorgeous poetic writing, and literary sensibility. The …

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‘Flashes of War’ Author Katey Schultz

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  By Patricia Ann McNair   Flashes of War launched at Malaprop’s in Asheville last May, and has since received high praise from literary critics and veterans alike. Although each story features characters in and around the wars in Iraq …

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The Storyteller’s Story: Carolyn Fraiser

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  By Beth Browne   Everyone has a story and Carolyn Fraiser has worked hard at telling other people’s stories. Now, she’s starting to tell her own stories, with great success. She’s just appeared for the second time in a …

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