Support Our Local Independent Booksellers

These independent book stores and gift shops carry my books and the books of many Western North Carolina writers. You don’t have to find a big box store to support local writers.


Recommended Authors

Joan Medlicott
My friend Joan Medlicott introduced me to my first “real” critique group (The Plotters) and consistently encouraged my writing as I’ve admired hers. If you aren’t familiar with her Ladies of Covington series and her stand-alone novels, you’re in for a treat.

Nancy Dillingham
Nancy Dillingham and I shared responsiblies on Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College’s faculty/staff literary magazine, Victoria Press, for some ten years. Since then we’ve co-edited four anthologies by Western NC women writers and she’s produced 14+ books of poetry including her newest I Can’t Breathe. Check out a few of Nancy’s other books on Amazon.

Jeanne Charters
Jeanne Charters’ first novel, Shanty Gold, was published in 2015 as part of a historical fiction trilogy, followed by Lace Curtain in 2019. She is now working on Silk Stocking, the final novel in the trilogy. In 2019 she also published Yellow, a psychological fiction thriller about politics and the television industry.

Nancy Sales Cash 
Nancy Sales Cash, a native of Swain County, now returned from years abroad and living in Asheville, has one novel Ritual River set in Appalachia and another Murdering Oscar Wilde: A Nosy Rosy Mystery.

Nancy Werking Poling
Nancy Poling writes out of her concern for women’s struggles and triumphs. Her most recent novel is While Earth Still Speaks. Learn more at her website

Mona Rae Miracle
Friend Mona Rae Miracle (Booth) is a writer (Wesley’s Gift, a novel, and Nuclear People, short stories) and is the cover artist for Islands One and All and Journey to Stenness. I love both covers–and her writing, as well.

Western North Carolina Writers Guild
Writers’ Guild of WNC

Kaye Barley
Kaye is the author of delightful Whimsey and blogs at Meandering and Muses. Learn more at

JC Walkup
JC Walkup’s novel, Partners, is a Scotland/Texas saga. Learn more at

Bill Ramsey
Bill Ramsey shares his personal insights at Bill tells Angela Leigh Tucker’s story of surviving a Traumatic Brain Injury in Me Now—Who Next: The Inspiring Story of a Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery. Check out Bill and Angela’s Book Review on WNC Woman.

Sanctuary of Stuff
The Sanctuary of Stuff is a wonderful, women-run business just minutes from downtown Asheville; with two stores chock full of an unbelievable array of arts, crafts, furniture, and books by local authors, it is more fun to shop in than fourteen malls.

Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM) If you’re interested in old mills, their history, the technology,  saving and preserving them, this is the organization for you, with regional and national meetings and a quarterly magazine: The Old Mill News.