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TC Arts Open Mic Night scheduled for June 26, 2017

Karen LauritzenThe Transylvania Community Arts Council will present an open mic night for writers during Arts & Culture Week 2017.

All types of writers are invited to share their literary works via the “open mic” on Monday, June 26th, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Each speaker will be allotted 5 minutes to present their material.

This free event will take place at the TC Arts Council building located at 349 S. Caldwell St. in Brevard, NC. To register call the TC Arts Council at 828.884.2787.

The Brevard Authors Guild is pleased to contribute funds towards this wonderful community event. Join us!

Highland Book and Brevard Authors Guild April “Chat Fest”

On the fourth Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Highland Books and members of the Brevard Authors Guild invite the public and all current or aspiring authors to attend a “chat fest” to share ideas, experiences and whatever else pops up relative to writing and publishing fiction and non-fiction today.

Elaine RaynoldsOn Thursday, April 27th, authors Arthur and Elaine Raynolds will give a presentation on photojournalism. In their presentation, Arthur will handle presenting the images and Elaine will share the stories that go with their photographs. The program has been prepared using examples from three of their books: “Sled dogs to Polar Bears,” “Journey to the Pacific Rim,”and “ Northwest/Southwest National Parks.” All eight of the Raynolds’ books are available at Highland Books.

Raynolds books Elaine Raynolds feeding a tiger

For further information, contact Highland Books at 828-884-2424. Highland Books is located in College Plaza, 277 N. Broad Street, Brevard, across from Brevard College. Everyone is welcome!

Highland Books and Brevard Authors Guild March “Chat Fest”

On the fourth Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Highland Books and members of the Brevard Authors Guild invite the public and all current or aspiring authors to attend a “chat fest” to share ideas, experiences and whatever else pops up relative to writing and publishing fiction and non-fiction today.

Angie Mattson Stegall

Angie Mattson Stegall

On Thursday, March 23rd, join Angie Mattson Stegall as she discusses how regular blogging can help someone write a book. All four of her books (non-fiction) were created from her regular, weekly blogging routine for business. When she saw a theme start to develop, she’d create an outline and was able to pull already written pieces together into something she eventually turned into a book. 

For further information, contact Highland Books at 828-884-2424. Highland Books is located in College Plaza, 277 N. Broad Street, Brevard, across from Brevard College. Everyone is welcome!Make Some Room Book and Manifesto

 

Highland Books and Brevard Authors Guild February “Chat Fest”

On the fourth Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Highland Books and members of the Brevard Authors Guild invite the public and all current or aspiring authors to attend a “chat fest” to share ideas, experiences and whatever else pops up relative to writing and publishing fiction and non-fiction today.

R.R. Brooks

R.R. Brooks

Author Bob Brooks will lead February’s “chat fest” at Highland Books.  Join him on Thursday, February 23rd, for a discussion of a type of book that occupies shelves and shelves in book stores, namely Fantasy Books.  Bob will offer his opinions and invite participants’ input on such topics as definition of fantasy, its origins, the morass of subgenres, great series, new authors, and great epic fantasy, the category for his 2015 novel from Leo Publishing, Justi the Gifted.Justi the Gifted

For further information, contact Highland Books at 828-884-2424. Highland Books is located in College Plaza, 277 N. Broad Street, Brevard, across from Brevard College. Everyone is welcome!

R.R. Brooks is featured author on The Write Way Cafe blogspot

R.R. Brooks

R.R. Brooks

As of 2 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan 5, Bob Brooks will be featured on the The Write Way Cafe blogspot with a blog on The Romantic Subplot in Fantasies.  The link is:

http://thewritewaycafe.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-romance-subplot-in-fantasy-by-rr.html

His post gives examples and discusses how the romantic subplot serves the author’s purpose in his book Justi the Gifted.  Bob will drop in during Thursday to view comments and contribute.  If you have a good example in a fantasy book you like, contribute it.

Justi the Gifted

Highland Books and Brevard Authors Guild Kick Off New Monthly Event

Beginning Thursday, January 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and continuing every fourth Thursday of each month, Highland Books and members of the Brevard Authors Guild invite the public and all current or aspiring authors to attend a “chat fest” to share ideas, experiences and whatever else pops up relative to writing and publishing fiction and non-fiction today.

Adair SandersThe first chat fest will be moderated by Brevard Authors Guild 2017 president and local author, Adair Sanders.  The creator of the exciting Allison Parker Mystery Series, Sanders will share her experiences Following the Muse in the creation of the most popular characters in her legal murder thrillers.  All persons interested in discussing this topic, or just finding out about Sanders’ mystery series are invited to join.  All three of the Allison Parker mysteries will be available for purchase at the chat fest, and are regularly carried by Highland Books.Ashes to Ashes by Adair Sanders

For further information, contact Highland Books at 828-884-2424. Highland Books is located in College Plaza, 277 N. Broad Street, Brevard, across from Brevard College.

 

Hendersonville Author Forum

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Hendersonville,NC Author Forum

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 1-4 p.m., Hendersonville Courthouse, 1 Historic Courthouse Sq., South Main, Hendersonville

Sponsored by The Welcome Club of Hendersonville

Four area authors will discuss writing and publication processes, and will read from books and answer questions.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.  BAG member R.R. Brooks (Justi the Gifted, an epic fantasy YA novel) covers fantasy, mystery, and getting a publisher.  Deanna Knight (Beth’s Birds) presents children’s literature.  Bob Covert (Wild Things) talks of short stories.  Peggy Cramer (mystery Adolf Meistermann: The Devil’s Legacy.) speaks of the murder mystery.  Additional authors will attend with books: Carol Heilman (Agnes Hopper Shakes Up Sweetbrier, a cozy mystery), Debra Edwards (Alone, contemporary women’s), Tina FireWolf (Beneath the Chatter, photography with prose), and Leanna Sain (Wish, romance time travel).  Refreshments served at this great holiday gift opportunity and literary event.adair-sanders-book-covers-at-hendersonville-authors-event-nov16

Brevard Authors Guild Third Forum

iii-audienceOn September 22nd The Brevard Authors Guild gave its third forum at the Transylvania County Library presenting four authors discussing non-fiction works. This forum was aimed at readers and writers seeking information on the nonfiction craft. Author Elaine Raynolds (Sled Dogs to Polar Bears, NW-SW National Parks, and Journey to the Pacific Rim) covered Photojournalism. Karen Lauritzen (Nothing Vanishes: Memoir of a Life Transformed) presented Inspiration for a Memoir.

Angie Stegall and Alice WellbornAlice Wellborn (The Savvy Parent’s guide to Public School) covered Self-Publishing. And Angie Stegall (Make Some Room and three books on organization, business systems, and asking great questions) shared the podium with Alice discussing aspects of self publishing.

 

 

 

Elaine Raynolds

Since the definition of “photojournalism,” according to Wikipedia, “is a particular form of journalism: the collecting, editing, and presenting news material for publication or broadcast that employs images in order to tell a news story,” Elaine employed her husband Arthur to handle the presenting of images part of her presentation. They had prepared photos from each of their books that gave examples where they told stories in pictures from their travels. An example from “Sled Dogs” was when they were on an actual sled dog ride and the dogs went down a ravine to get a drink of water in the river. The mushers knew their cart would stay on the path, but we didn’t. It was a thrill ride. From “NW-SW” on an old west train they encountered train robbers and a real live shoot-em-up. On the Pacific Rim journey, a day at the tiger zoo in Thailand, where there were no cages and they got to feed a tiger cub, in Australia a day in Perth feeding kangaroos, and in Sydney visit with a genuine, English-speaking aborigine named Goomblar. Each author had a table to display their books, Elaine included some souvenirs from their journeys along with their books.

Brevard Authors Guild non-fiction writersKaren Lauritzen

 

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about the Brevard Authors Guild, check out their website: www.brevardauthorsguild.org/ When you click on each  author’s name,you will get a beautiful display and description of their books, thanks to our talented webmaster. For additional information about the group, contact Bob Brooks at 828-862-4343.book showcase

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TCL Writes allows authors to publish eBooks in libraries

TCL Writes

Resources and tools for both READERS and WRITERS!

Are you aSELF-e_LogoWithText_Stacked_rgb_482_600n Indie Author?

Connect with readers by joining the community of writers publishing works on the BiblioBoard Self-e digital platform.  Explore this FREE service accessible with your Transylvania County Library card today!  Use your TLC library card on any BiblioBoard Collections webpage to set up an account.  If you are interested in publishing your book on a digital platform, start HERE to find out how SELF-e works and how you can submit your file.  Includes FAQs.

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In this digital ebook collection you can enjoy great reads from local authors. Check out eerie mysteries, alluring romances, reflective memoirs, local histories, fun children’s books and so much more in Indie North Carolina. Start reading today to find your next favorite book!

SELF-e Select:  A Library Journal Collectionself-e

This extensive collection of ebooks in all genres recognizes the very best Indie Author submissions nationwide as chosen by Library Journal.  Includes LJ Top Indie Picks in General Fiction; Non-Fiction; Young Adult Fiction; Mysteries, Thrillers & Horror; Sci Fi and Fantasy; Children’s Books; and Poetry!

BAG Authors Forums Successful and Educational

The Brevard Authors Guild and the Transylvania Public Library hosted three authors forums.  Here are some photos from the events.

Alice Wellborn

Alice Wellborn

Elaine Raynolds

Elaine Raynolds

Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy

RR Brooks and Mike McCarthy

Bob and Mike answer audience questions.