Whose Night Is It Anyway?: The Moth Takes Flight

It’s not just the story, not just the presentation…it’s the connection that the audience has with you. BY EMMA STAMM Crowds have gathered around The Mothlight, a popular venue for live music and entertainment in West Asheville. A line is forming around the side of the building as event-goers pull coats and scarves tautly around their bodies, recent temperatures having left them unprepared for a … Continue reading Whose Night Is It Anyway?: The Moth Takes Flight

It's National Novel Writing Month, Final Celebration at Battery Park Book Exchange Dec. 6

Each November since 1999, writers across the country participate in what is know as National Novel Writing Month (fondly shortened to NaNoWriMo), where they have a thirty days to write a 50,000 word novel. Participants should expect to average 1,667 words per day to reach the 50k mark, but many fly past that or fall painfully short. Regardless of word count, all participants receive regular … Continue reading It's National Novel Writing Month, Final Celebration at Battery Park Book Exchange Dec. 6

Serafina and the Black Cloak at Barnes and Noble and Malaprops, Asheville

by Melisa Lizarraga Robert Beatty will be hosting several events in Asheville, presenting his recent hit Serafina and the Black Cloak. Serafina and the Black Cloak was published July 2015 and has since become a New York Times Bestseller, Amazon and Barnes and Noble Bestseller, Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller, and a USA Today Bestseller. It is marketed for adults and young readers. Serafina and the Black … Continue reading Serafina and the Black Cloak at Barnes and Noble and Malaprops, Asheville

Ghosts, Zombies and Killers: Asheville's Haunted Grounds in Indie Literature

Fall: the days are warm, but the nights are bone-chillingly cold. It’s no wonder fall and scary stories go hand in hand. If you’re looking for some supernatural reads, look no further than these Asheville indies. By Melisa Lizarraga  First up, join local author Jake Bible on his six book series Z-Burbia, a zombie-laden adventure that begins in a suburban subdivision on the edge of … Continue reading Ghosts, Zombies and Killers: Asheville's Haunted Grounds in Indie Literature

Big Magic Tour with Elizabeth Gilbert in Asheville October 22

By Melisa Lizarraga Elizabeth Gilbert, renowned for her 2006 memoir Eat, Pray, Love, will be in Asheville on her Big Magic Tour on Thursday, October 22. This tour features her newest publication Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Big Magic explores Gilbert’s insights into the creative process and the fears that hinder it. In Big Magic, Gilbert digs deep to share her own creative process, … Continue reading Big Magic Tour with Elizabeth Gilbert in Asheville October 22

Bull Mountain Author Brian Panowich at Malaprop's Tonight

“[Panowich] pulls off [a] daunting undertaking with astounding success . . . The storytelling is mesmerizing, with virtually every chapter set in a different timeline and focused on a single character, but the sense of immediacy carries over into each era. And while the violence is shocking in its coldhearted brutality, it’s as aesthetically choreographed as any ballet.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review … Continue reading Bull Mountain Author Brian Panowich at Malaprop's Tonight

Love May Fail Book Tour of Author Matthew Quick

North Carolina resident Matthew Quick is the New York Times bestselling author of THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, which was made into an Oscar-winning film; THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW; LOVE MAY FAIL; and three young adult novels: SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR; BOY21; and FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK. His work has been translated into thirty languages, received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, was an LA … Continue reading Love May Fail Book Tour of Author Matthew Quick

"How Music Got Free" Author Stephen Witt at Malaprop's Asheville

“How Music Got Free” Tells the story of the MP3 and How a CD Manufacturing Plant Worker in King’s Mountain, North Carolina Crippled the Music Industry With the Leaks of Over 2,000 CDs. Author Stephen Witt Will Speak at Malaprop’s Books in Asheville June 17 Just 80 miles East of Asheville sits the small community of King’s Mountain. It’s a town many pass through on … Continue reading "How Music Got Free" Author Stephen Witt at Malaprop's Asheville