Friday, March 23, 2012

Readers' Theater

Sandie Rhodes is Creating a Readers' Theater & Author's Narrative for Render Unto the Valley to be performed on Tuesday, May 15 at 7p.m. at the Fairview Library in Fairview, NC. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Sandie Rhodes is the editor and publisher of the Fairview Town Crier and president of the Fairview Business Association and is a well-known special events organizer. She is the Family Events Director of the Asheville Downtown Association as well as the parade director of the Asheville Holiday Parade attended by over 20,000 people. The library event will consist of vignetts of real life characters in the book reading segments that are about them, author dialogue, and audience interaction. Sandie has created several readers' theater events for novels including Cold Mountain and Saints at the River. The event is free and open to the public and will include a book signing segment.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

CMLC & Senehi's Book Featured in major Conservation Magazine

The Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy's role in Rose Senehi's novels is featured in the nation's leading magazine written by and for land conservationists, but accessible to all who care about saving the special places we love in America. Chris Soto, Editor of Saving Land Magazine, writes: "Kieran Roe, executive director of the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy in Hendersonville, N.C., never expectedto be in a novel. But he and another staffer, and even the office dog, made it into Rose Senehi's Blue Ridge Series. The true star of the three novel, though, is the land." You can read the entire article on page 37 by clicking on the site below.

Monday, February 20, 2012

MOUNTAIN VIEW FROM MY DESK Some days I can't believe how lucky I am to be living in this friendly little mountain town. Since I'm out on book signings every weekend (usually five), I need a couple of days to unwind when I get back home. Sitting at my desk and staring out of the window, usually does it for me.


This Saturday I will be a guest author at the Book 'Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair in Lumberton, NC. This inagural event is bringing together more than 75 authors, including two New York Times bestselling authors, Carla Neggers and Michael Palmer, more than 24 award-winning authors, and authors of almost every genre for all ages under one roof to sell and sign their books, participate in panel discussions and talks, network and interact with fans one-on-one.

The event will be held at Robeson Community College, located at the crossroads of Interstates 95 and 74. The purpose of The Book 'Em Foundation and this event is to raise public awareness of the link between high crime rates and high illiteracy rates. Proceeds from the Book 'Em North Carolina book fair will go directly to increasing literacy in Robeson County, North Carolina and to reducing crime in the area. Attendance is FREE and open to the public. All authors and publishers are contributing 40% of the sales price of their books to this worthwhile cause.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

WRITING A BOOK IS ONLY HALF OF IT!….Around the South in 80 Days
FEB. 14, 2012: On January 19th, I kicked off my 44-book store tour for my sixth novel, Render Unto the Valley, with a BOOKS & BITES Author’s Luncheon at the Lake Lure Inn sponsored by the Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure, North Carolina. What a charming send-off! As I looked around that elegant, yet cozy, room in that historic inn with sixty sets of eyes on me…mostly folks I had never met before, I got a wonderful gut feeling that the tour would be a great success.
Since then, I have been to the Barnes & Nobles in Spartanburg, Asheville, Winston-Salem, Mt. Pleasant, and North Charleston, as well as three of my favorite independent book stores: Malaprops in Asheville, Fountainhead in Hendersonville, and Litchfield Books in Pawleys Island.
There sure are a lot of folks with Electronic Readers
As I go around to these stores, I talk with their patrons and am finding that a great deal of them are reading books on electronic gadgets…I’m guessing 30-40% of them. Yet those very same folks are still drawn to an actual book store. As I chatted with people pouring into these stores I could see why. They were looking for the unique kind of stimulation you get when you see hundreds of books all vying for your attention, all at one time, all with colorful, interesting covers and provocative titles. And then there’s the coffee… and the homey ambiance created by people studiously browsing through books in a search for excitement, escape, knowledge…whatever.
I’m back home now and will be at Park Road Books in Charlotte on Sat. the 18th and the Sharon Road Barnes & Noble in Charlotte on Sunday…and am looking forward to it!