Authors coming to sign at Literary Bookpost

  • Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Author Ann B. Ross will be at Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main St., on Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. to sign copies of her new book, “Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble.”

This is the latest installment in her popular Miss Julia series. This time, Miss Julia convinces the ladies of Abbotsville to put on their aprons and give cooking lessons. She isn’t thrilled when an unexpected visitor shows up.

On Saturday, April 27, the Kids’ Klub, will meet at 11 a.m. for story time.

April 27 is also the date for a symposium/workshop on the book “Farther Along.” The workshop consists of a panel of women who have lost children. They will share how they used writing to help them with their grief and recovery. Morning session is a workshop from 10 a.m.-noon. The afternoon session from 2-4 p.m. will include a book reading and signing. Please contact the store if you plan to attend. No charge. See a story in today’s People section by Sarah Campbell with some of the mothers who will speak.

On Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, two local authors will sign their new releases. Francis Koster will be at the bookstore Friday, 6-8 p.m. to sign his new title, “Discovering the New America.” On Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ed Norvell will sign his new fiction, “Ocracoke Between The Storms.” See review on this page.

This week on ‘Bookwatch’

Vicki Lane lives on a farm in mountainous Madison County north of Asheville and sets her popular novels there on the farms and small towns where she and her husband have lived since moving there from Tampa, Fla., in 1975. In “Under the Skin,” she turns her mountain surroundings into compelling fiction.

Regular “Bookwatch” viewers may remember the three other featured novels set in Madison County this season: Ron Rash’s “The Cove,” Wiley Cash’s “A Land More Kind than Home” and Terry Roberts’ “A Short Time to Stay Here.” Three of the Madison County books, including Lane’s “Under the Skin,” introduce readers to Hot Springs’ luxury resort hotel, long ago destroyed by fire. In her character-driven, “who done it” mystery, Lane takes her readers to a modern Hot Springs bed and breakfast and then treats them to flashbacks of the old hotel as it was more than a century ago.

On “Bookwatch” she will explain how writing a book on quilting opened the door for her successful Elizabeth Goodweather series, a story that is almost as entertaining as “Under the Skin.” 

The program will also air at Wednesday, April 24, at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on UNC-MX, a digital cable system channel (Time Warner 172 or 4.4). In addition, airing at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on UNC-MX will be a classic “Bookwatch” program featuring Isabel Zuber, author of “Salt.”

D.G. Martin hosts “North Carolina Bookwatch,” which airs Sundays at noon and Thursdays at 5 p.m. on UNC-TV. For more information or to view prior programs visit the webpage at

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