Great thanks to the Mountain Xpress and writer Jon Elliston for the recent feature about my new book, Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina [“Mountain Standouts,” Aug. 1 Xpress]. Since the article appeared, the book has been nominated for The North Carolina Literary and Historical Association's 2012 Ragan Old North State Award for Non-Fiction.
The book is now in the collections of the Buncombe, Henderson and Polk counties library systems; it is also available at Grateful Steps Foundation Bookstore at 159 S. Lexington in Asheville, the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site in Flat Rock, and a growing number of bookstores and upscale gift shops. It can be ordered online, with author-signed copies via www.futurenowpublishing.com.
Also, fellow authors, writers and avid readers are encouraged to join me in lending support to the Young Writers Scholarship I founded at Warren Wilson College in May.
— Jack J. Prather
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