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Thursday, 28 February 2008 20:32
|Nancy Williams’ spy/thriller novel, A Matter of Destiny is available on Amazon.com, in bookstores and online through her website: www.nlwilliams.com |
| Estelle Rice published Quiet Times, a chapbook of spiritual poems. It can be purchased at Phillips and Lloyd Book Shop or from Estelle at 181 Rice Lane, Marble, |
N. C. Price $10 and $1 postage if purchased from her.
| Mary Ricketson’s chapbook, I Hear the River Call My Name is available online. www.finishinglinepress.com |
| The Memory of Gills, by Catherine Carter, full-length collection of poetry, from LSU, August 2006. Can be purchased at bookstores (Malaprop's, City Lights, Osondu, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble or right from LSU website, http://s50780.sites40.storefront-hosting.com/detail.aspx?ID=1367. |
Review snippets are available on my website, http://paws.wcu.edu/ccarter.
| Janice Moore’s chapbook of poetry, Teaching The Robins, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2005. The poems reflect family love and loss, sometimes against a background in the mountains. This chapbook may be purchased at Philips and Lloyd Bookstore in Hayesville, North Carolina, from Finishing Line Press or Amazon.com. |
| Brenda Kay Ledford’s two chapbooks are Shew Bird Mountain, published by Finishing Line Press, available online at www.finishinglinepress.com, and Patchwork Memories, available at www.brendakayledford.com. |
| John Malone Historical novels - Farewell Forever, Trafford 2005, and Heading Home, Riverman Press 2007. Both are available online and from most booksellers. |
| Glenda Barrett’s poetry chapbook, When the Sap Rises, about overcoming hardships while living in the mountains of North Georgia, will be available at www.finishinglinepress.com in spring 2008. |
| Ramblings Of An Idiot, by Paul Donovan, was published by Main Street Rag. It’s a poetic autobiography beginning with "The End" of a twenty-five year relationship, that through having children at a very young age, the only exposure I had to the real world was as a Family Man. The Middle," learning from people I met, there was a whole different world out there. The Beginning, of a new and different approach to love and life. Both can be bought by contacting the author,
. They are $5.95 plus shipping and handling. |
| Jerry Hobbs has published two novels and a book of short stories. |
- The Lovebug Device - A story about a boy who grows up striving to fulfill a childhood dream despite the odds against him. Although he finds unexpected help along the way, when his dream turns into a nightmare, he discovers he is all alone. (ID: 173889)
- Missy's Gift takes place in Western North Carolina during the 1800's. A horribly scarred, young Cherokee woman mysteriously shows up on the McDeen's doorstep and is soon accepted as a "full fledged" member of the family. Years later, they face a danger that threatens to destroy them all. (ID: 210311)
- Maybe Granddaddy's '55 Chevy - Plus 30 1/2 Other Stories -- A book of short stories of all shapes and sizes. From tragedy to success, hijack to lost fish, these stories were written to entertain and stir the imagination. (ID: 490818)
All three can be found at www.lulu.com by searching on my name (Jerry Hobbs) or individually by searching on the ID numbers.
| "The Prince of Dark Corners," the new film adaptation of a play written by Sylva’s Gary Carden, premiered Sunday, Sept. 23, at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center. |
Produced by Sucker Punch Pictures, the film focuses on the life of Major Lewis Redmond, a 19th-century outlaw sometimes referred to as the "Jesse James of the Mountains." At the time of his capture in 1881, Redmond was the most famous outlaw in the country. He was regarded as a hero in Southern Appalachia, but portrayed as a degenerate and cold-blooded murderer in the Northern press, said Suzanne McDowell, curator at the Mountain Heritage Center. "The Prince of Dark Corners" will be shown this fall on public television in North and South Carolina.
Actor Milton Higgins portrays Redmond in the film. Higgins has acted in several of Carden’s dramatic works, and often directs and performs at the Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville. Neal Hutcheson, an independent filmmaker and chief production officer of Sucker Punch Pictures, served as producer and director for "The Prince of Dark Corners."
Carden is a dramatist, folklorist and storyteller whose work has drawn wide praise for its authenticity and insight into mountain culture. In addition to "The Prince of Dark Corners," his dramatic works include "The Raindrop Waltz," "Land’s End," "Nance Dude" and "Birdell." His published works include "Mason Jars in the Flood," "Belled Buzzards, Hucksters and Grieving Specters" and "The Raindrop Waltz." His awards and honors include the 2006 Brown-Hudson Folklore Award.
| Curmudgeon's Book of Nursery Rhymes, by Al Manning |
Beloved nursery rhymes told with a twist.
The Curmudgeon Press
112 Hazelview Dr
Waynesville, NC 28786
| Turnback Creek, by Lonnie Busch, winner of the 2006 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize, Published by Texas Review Press -- "During the day, retired heavy equipment operator Cole Emerson cooks, cleans, and tries to keep his dying sister comfortable. At night he escapes into the dark solitude of Hardman Lake to fish for bass and clear his head, until one night in Turnback Creek he meets a mysterious girl who awakens in him a young man's desires and old buried memories." |
Paperback $12.95 80 pp. Fiction - Available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Borders.
Website for more info on author and book: www.turnbackcreekbook.com
What Ron Rash says about Turnback Creek: "Turnback Creek is a vividly realized, heartrending but never sentimental novella about one man's inability to go gently into death's good night. Lonnie Busch is an exciting new voice in Southern fiction." -Ron Rash, author of One Foot in Eden, Saints by the River, and The World Made Straight.
Lonnie Busch's short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in such publications as Southwest Review, The Minnesota Review, The Baltimore Review, The Southeast Review, Roanoke Review, Talking River Review, Flint Hills Review, Willow Review, The Iconoclast, Pisgah Review, MoonShine Review and others. Stories of his have also been finalists in the World's Best Short Short Story Competition in 2004, The Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction in 2005, and most recently, the Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award.
| Books by Jayne Jaudon Ferrer, available from any bookstore or online bookseller, feature poetry about the joys and frustrations of motherhood and other aspects of women's lives. Each retails for $12.95. Excerpts and details available at www.jaynejaudonferrer.com. |
She of the Rib: Women Unwrapped (CRM Books, Hardcover - ISBN #1-933341-05-x)
Dancing with My Daughter (Loyola Press, Hardcover - ISBN #0-8294-1768-0)
A Mother of Sons (Loyola Press, Hardcover - ISBN #0-8294-1770-2)
A New Mother's Prayers (Loyola Press, Hardcover - ISBN #0-8294-1769-9)
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|Appalachian Mountain Writers of North Carolina, North Georgia, East Tennessee and Western South Carolina continue to publish, teach, promote, read and network together as members of North Carolina Writer's Network West, a chapter of the North Carolina Writers' Network.
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