Melanie Sumner:The Great Book Launch

July 23, 2010 • No Comments

The Ghost of Milagro Creek by Melanie Sumner, out this month, is fast becoming a favorite of the summer. Set in a bario of Taos, New Mexico, the story has all the ingredients of an…

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May 25, 2010

BookExpo AMERICAAAAA!

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I came to work today in my “Reading Is Sexy” T-shirt, dragon knee-socks, and USA sweatband. I led the office in some stretches and then we laid out the buffalo wings and the guacamole. Why,…

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May 13, 2010

Talking Fiction with Lee Smith

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Last Saturday I attended Lee Smith‘s reading at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC. Turns out, even on a Saturday night, Smith can draw quite a crowd–and she didn’t disappoint. She read from her new…

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May 7, 2010

Saturday Night Smith

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This Saturday, Lee Smith is going to be in our neighborhood, visiting Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. She’ll be reading from her new book, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger. Grab dinner and drinks from…

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April 20, 2010

Interview with Randi Davenport

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Randi Davenport, author of the new memoir The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes, was just interviewed by Stacey Cochran for the Raleigh Television Network program “The Artist’s Craft.”
It’s a wonderful interview!  To find out more…

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March 4, 2010

McCorkle’s Magic Words

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Jill McCorkle can pack a room. I had the pleasure of attending her reading last night, at her alma mater UNC Chapel Hill, where the fans turned out like it was a literary home game.…

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March 1, 2010

Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home on Tour

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Maria Finn, author of the new memoir Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home, has been on a whirlwind tour of West Coast bookstores for the past month and just touched down in New York…

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February 1, 2010

Twitter Book Club – A Reliable Wife!

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Too dang cold to go to book group?
Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA, is hosting its first-ever Twitter Book Club tonight at 6 p.m. Everyone can participate, no matter where you live! You won’t have…

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November 17, 2009

Wicked Plants Exhibit at Vander Veer Botanic Garden

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Vander Veer Botanic Garden, in Davenport, Iowa, recently hosted a “Wicked Plants” exhibit, inspired by Amy Stewart‘s book.
Check out the photos!

-Katie…

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November 6, 2009

The First Book Signing for Hard Work

4 Comments November 6, 2009 • 4 Comments

This Tuesday was Coach Williams’ first book signing event for Hard Work; A Life On and Off the Court, hosted by McIntyre’s Fine Books at Fearrington. The event was held in The Barn, the gorgeous…

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