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HERE IS INFORMATION ABOUT THE EIGHTH ASHEVILLE BOOKFEST


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COME JOIN US, BUY CHRISTMAS GIFTS, MEET AUTHORS,LEARN ABOUT PUBLISHING, DISCUSS SOCIAL ISSUES DURING PANEL PRESENTATIONS.

WE HAVE 30 VENDORS WHO ARE AUTHORS AND WNC PUBLISHERS.
WE ALSO HAVE A WONDERFUL SPEAKERS’ PROGRAM




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Sacred Connections Horsemanship

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What if . . .
you felt safe galloping down hills . . .
you could ride your horse anywhere . . .

and riding was all you’d ever dreamed it would be?


Sacred Connections Horsemanship shows you how to create a loving, empowered partnership with your horse. Within this book is a step-by-step, logical approach to understanding and working with the horse through the wisdom of chakra energy. The method includes a system of communication using a language the horse can understand and a non-interfering way of riding that creates a healthy flow of energy between horse and rider. Here you will discover the secrets of creating the safe, cooperative, fun, happy horse you’ve always dreamed of riding.
This book is for the rider who wants more than a horse that submits. For the horseman or woman who wants more than playing games. For those who wish a deep, empowering connection with the horse’s mind, body and spirit . . .
is a step-by-step, logical approach to understanding and working with the horse through the wisdom of chakra energy. The method includes a system of communication using a language the horse can understand and a non-interfering way of riding that creates a healthy flow of energy between horse and rider. Here you will discover the secrets of creating the safe, cooperative, fun, happy horse you’ve always dreamed of riding.
This book is for the rider who wants more than a horse that submits. For the horseman or woman who wants more than playing games. For those who wish a deep, empowering connection with the horse’s mind, body and spirit . . .


Sacred Connections Horsemanship:
Empowering Horse and Rider through Chakra Energy

by Catherine Hunter
ISBN 978-1-935130-80-2
List Price $18.95


Who’s Got Your Back?

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In Who’s Got Your Back?, engaging characters are rising to the best within themselves as each one faces different and very real issues in life—among them single parenting and parental rejection, childhood incest revealed as an adult and the painful transformations that accompany major illness within the family. They draw the reader into a depth common to each of us. It is through these specific issues of life we each encounter that we are challenged to make choices, and it is through these choices that we manifest and become who we are in this world. Who’s Got Your Back? powerfully expresses the gamut of emotions from the dearest, innocent humor and tenderness of childhood to the soaring loves and sorrows throughout adult life. Pulled together by a young girl named Pauli, these characters face life’s realities with courage and strength. They bond with moving loyalty, such that the reader is left with an ever present beacon of hope and optimism. Who’s Got Your Back? is a novel that will remain within the reader’s heart.

Barbara Duncan founded and was director of The R.E.A.C.H. Centre, Reach Every Adult and Child to Heal, 1990-2007, in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she provided counseling for individuals, couples and families and specialized in the treatment of child abuse in all its forms. Her practice was featured as the “Healing Segment” of
Scared Silent, a nationally aired television documentary on all forms of child abuse, hosted by Oprah Winfrey, 1992. Barbara’s warmth, her belief in our inner wisdom and her enthusiasm for life are reflected in Who’s Got Your Back? She retired to Asheville, North Carolina, in 2007, where she lives with her husband, Russ, and their five small dogs. Sunsets over the mountains are especially meaningful to them.

Who’s Got Your Back?
by Barbara B. Duncan
ISBN 978-1-945714-13-9
List Price $14.95


Drunks, Monks and Mental Illness . . . based on a lie


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Rachel faces the obstacle of addiction. For most of her early life, she hid in the far corners of her mind. As a young child, she was brutally victimized by her red-headed monster, Ollie, and was afraid to come out from under her bed of fear. She continued to pile more and more blankets on that bed with unhealthy relationships, hard living, drugging and denial until finally she had the courage to crawl out from under that weight. That began her journey of recovery.

This book gives a glimpse into the raw, naked, heart-wrenching world of addiction and the struggle to return from the depths of trauma and tragedy. Though fiction, it is a true-to-life example of one woman’s journey from brokenness to picking up her own pieces, while trying to help others pick up theirs. This intriguing tale of self-medicating the torment of mental illness, takes place in the heart of the Western North Carolina recovery community. – Vernetta Eleazer, MS, LCAS,
CCS Director: Swain Recovery Center


Barbara Willis Kimbrell is first and foremost a believer in change. A licensed, clinical,substance-abuse counselor with her Masters in social work, she has witnessed change firsthand. Her own struggles are a testimony to her conviction that life’s scars are part of one’s identity and do not need to be concealed. She is a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and loving partner to a wonderful man. She is the proud daughter of a Russian immigrant. She has two dogs, Gizmo and Satchmo. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.


Drunks, Monks and Mental Illness
by Barbara Willis Kimbrell
ISBN
978-1-945714-14-6
List Price $12.95


The Nog Story: A Tale about the Origin of Eggnog

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A beautifully illustrated and heartwarming folk tale about a family in Ohio raising “pods” from which eggnog is created. The book promotes imagination, annual celebration, and goodwill among friends and neighbors.

The Nog Story: A Tale about the Origin of Eggnog
Written by Gail C. Heller, Illustrated by Stephanie Tian
ISBN 978-1-945714-05-4
List Price $9.95



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Bent 31 Poems

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If I am in the chocolate dress,
If I am showing knee,
If I slap the mosquito on my leg,
and I am free
and climbing up the loft
to fetch another book,
then I feel most alive.

– from “Bent”

T.A. Price lives in Rutherfordton, North Carolina where she has enjoyed a long career as a distinguished teacher and school administrator.  A former feature writer for The Mountain Breeze, Price has also received first place awards for poetry in The Anuran and in Reflections literary magazines. She has been published in: WNC Woman, Rutherford County News, Survivor's Review, The Advocate, Fictionique, Open Salon (Scupper), and Our Salon. Prior publications include two chapbooks, and one collection of verse, Perennial Heart.


Foreword by Ron Rash
“. . . clearly one of our state’s best poets.”


Bent 31 Poems
by T.A. Price
ISBN
978-1-945714-08-5
List Price $9.95



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