Art and authors at Blue Ridge Books

Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville is offering a full lineup of special events this month. For more information on any of these events call 828.456.6000.

• 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9: Vicki Lane, the popular regional author of the Elizabeth Goodweather mysteries, including Signs in the Blood, Art’s Blood, Old Wounds and In a Dark Season.

Lane’s new book, The Day of Small Things, tells the story of Miss Birdie, Elizabeth’s octogenarian neighbor. Lane and her family have lived on a mountain farm in North Carolina since 1975. The Elizabeth Goodweather books are a direct reflection of that experience.

• 9 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9: Watch stained glass artist, Dianne Lee, work on the deck. Lee will design a one-of-a-kind, original work of art of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

With fourteen years experience in stained glass design as well as her background in horticulture and landscape design; all combine to capture the beauty, color, texture and light of our ever changing western North Carolina Mountains. 

• 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16: Bob Plott is the author of three books written about the Smoky Mountains: Strike and Stay-The Story of the Plott Hound, A History of Hunting in the Great Smoky Mountains, and Legendary Hunters of the Southern Highlands.

Plott is a North Carolina native who can trace his family roots in the Old North State back to 1750, when his great-great-great-grandfather Johannes Plott arrived here with five of the family hunting dogs. These dogs would later become renowned as the premier big game hunting dog breed in America — the Plott bear hound.

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