Author at bookstore next Saturday

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 17, 2013

SALISBURY — Robert Moore will sign his book, “The Neighbor,” at Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main St., on March 23, 1-3 p.m.  
Here’s a description of the book: Bachelor Bryan Wilson thinks he is in control when he decides to buy a home in an upscale Morganton neighborhood. He has it all: a nice home, a great job, and the prospect of dating whomever he wants. Little does he know that the perfect life comes with its own trials and tribulations.
Bryan soon finds himself wrapped up in the family drama of Julie Henson, the beautiful married woman next door, in ways more complicated than he could imagine. At the same time, he becomes enthralled with his gorgeous coworker, Cindy Thompson, who has a dark past of her own. The lives of these three individuals will become intertwined in more ways than one as they combat unfaithful spouses, work unions, and mysterious assaults. The concept of an innocent neighbor will cease to exist when all is said and done.
Moore is a chemical engineering graduate of Virginia Tech, and has done both technical and fiction writing. His work experience spanned the chemical, paper and equipment manufacturing industries. He held management positions at Voith, Scapa and the Mead Paper Corp. His writing experience includes a number of technical articles, and, more recently, “The Neighbor,” published by Tate Publishing. In addition to enjoying the challenges of writing, he also finds time in retirement to pursue hobbies which include playing saxophone, singing and hacking away at golf. He can be contacted at, or His web site is
The Literary Bookpost Kids Club will read St. Patrick’s Day books, 11 a.m., March 23.
Although today’s airing of “Bookwatch” will be preempted by UNC-TV’s Festival, the guest on Thursday, March 21, at 5 p.m. is Terry Roberts, author of “A Short Time to Stay Here.”
The book is set in World War I in a resort hotel in Hot Springs in the mountains of North Carolina where more than 2,000 Germans have been interned. It is a story of Stephen Robbins, who should have been doing what he had done for years, managing the elegant Mountain Park Hotel, perhaps the South’s finest resort. Instead he has become the overseer of the internment camp. It is his story of love, killing and conflict of different cultures that come together in explosive and surprising fashion.
Madison County has been the location of two recent novels: Ron Rash’s “The Cove” and Wiley Cash’s “A Land More Kind than Home.” “A Short Time to Stay Here” is the third Madison County novel discussed on “Bookwatch” this year, and a fourth, “Under the Skin” by Vicki Lane, will be featured next month. The program will also air on Wednesday, March 20 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 Wednesday on UNC-MX will be a classic “Bookwatch” program featuring Haven Kimmel, author of “The Solace of Leaving Early.”
D.G. Martin hosts “North Carolina Bookwatch,” which normally 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