Melanie Sumner:The Great Book Launch

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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BookExpo AMERICAAAAA!

1 Comment 1 Comment BEA 2009 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…

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Talking Fiction with Lee Smith

3 Comments 3 Comments 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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Saturday Night Smith

No Comments No Comments 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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Interview with Randi Davenport

No Comments No Comments 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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McCorkle’s Magic Words

2 Comments 2 Comments 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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Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home on Tour

No Comments No Comments 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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Twitter Book Club – A Reliable Wife!

No Comments No Comments 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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Wicked Plants Exhibit at Vander Veer Botanic Garden

1 Comment 1 Comment Vander Veer Botanic Garden, in Davenport, Iowa, recently hosted a “Wicked Plants” exhibit, inspired by Amy Stewart‘s book. Check out the photos! This spider has woven a welcome to the Wicked Plants exhibit! The leaves…

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The First Book Signing for Hard Work

4 Comments 4 Comments More than 300 people lined up to have their book signed 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…

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