Friday, May 27, 2011

Ready to "Go Nuts" (for white squirrels that is)

Had a chance to have a quick chat with Mary this week about her Blue Ridge Book Fest gig. She was tickled pink about how many people bought our book, The Trouble with Mattie and how well organized the festival was -- all thanks to Tom McCain, chair of the event. There also a chance she'll be interviewed by a local magazine! That girl is on a roll.

Hope y'all have a lovely Memorial Day weekend. Jed is home for a spell, and we'll be checking out the White Squirrel Festival in Brevard. For those of you not from these parts, the idea of a white squirrel may sound rather odd. But trust me, they do exist, and we love the critters to pieces. Initially, I was a bit hesitant to make a return trip to Brevard, because that's where I spotted the return of the Tattoo Guy I posted about earlier. I'll tell you about that little episode in the coming days, but suffice it to say that day turned out to be anything but boring (and it, of course, included my buddy Clare). Go here to find out how my adventure began.

Friday, May 13, 2011

My instigator is in the news!

Hi y'all! I was visiting with my friend Mary Berger this week, and she shared a copy of her press release that hit the local paper today. Thought I would pass it along, just in case you'll be in our area next week. If you will be, I know Mary would just love to meet you (and maybe give some hints about her next book, featuring little ol' me, which is due out this summer).

For immediate release:

May 09, 2011 - Imagine for a moment losing your home, having your step-daughter wipe out your savings, be forced into a compound for disadvantaged souls, finding a soul sister and soul mate, unearthing unscrupulous business practices, and being threatened with bodily harm. All of these adventures and more are detailed in local author, Mary A. Berger’s novel,
The Trouble with Mattie.

Ms. Berger will share chapters of Mattie’s story on Thursday, May 19, 2011, at 2:00 PM at the
Fletcher Library located at 120 Library Road.

She will also be among 50 featured WNC authors participating in the
Blue Ridge Book Fest on Saturday, May 21, 2011, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock. The Book Fest is free and open to the public.

“If you’re looking for a book that combines mystery, a healthy dose of humor, and heartwarming romance, then The Trouble with Mattie is the perfect choice to curl up with. Author Mary A. Berger has created a singular “woman of a certain age” at her best. Looking forward to seeing what Mattie gets herself into next.” –
Beth Peterson


Link(ISBN: 978-1453772300) is available at and

About the Author
Mary A. Berger is an award-winning author whose writing has appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Ladies Circle, Today’s Family, as well as in various small-press publications and the Times-News. She is currently working on a second Mattie novel, which will be released in summer 2011.

For media inquiries, appearances, or other publicity: contact Elizabeth Wright at