Sunday, June 12, 2011

Authors Get Around

Some of the authors who will be at the Mountain Spirits Arts Festival were at the Authors on Grayson tent at the Galax Leaf & String Festival on June 11. The following pictures will give you a preview of the books they'll be bringing with them to Rocky Mount on October 1. Most of the authors have books  related in some way to the Appalachian region.

Dick Raymond will have Blue and Gray Ballads with him at the Valley Writers table.

Michael Abraham will have several books with him . . .

. . . including his new book, Harmonic Highways, Motorcycling Virginia's Crooked Road. You can read some samples of Mike's work here.

Story-teller Linda Goodman will have her book Daughters of the Appalachians with her.

And she'll be one of the story tellers in the Franklin County Library. In the photo below, she's telling one of her stories at Chapters Bookshop, the sponsor of Authors on Grayson.

Another story-teller who'll be at Mountain Spirits is Charles Lytton

Besides writing New River: Bonnets Apple Butter, and Moonshine (the Raising of a Fat Little Boy)—a book that's part reminiscence, part cookbook—Charles is also a story-teller. 

He tells stories every summer at the 4-H camp on Smith Mountain Lake. Below, he's telling a story inside Chapters.

Karen J. Hall has written books about the Blue Ridge Parkway.  

She'll have both her books,  Building the Blue Ridge Parkway and Blue Ridge Parkway—Postcard History Series, available at Mountain Spirits.

And I'll have my books there, too.

Ferradiddledumday is an Appalachian retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin tale. Stuck is a novel that takes place at Smith Mountain Lake.

Y'all come see us!

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