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Great Smokies Review
http://www.thegreatsmokiesreview.org/
Online publication of the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina/Asheville.

http://www.vickilanemysteries.com/author.html
Vicki Lane is a WNC mystery writer of extraordinary talent. Her books are the real thing. She has a most interesting blog as well: http://vickilanemysteries.blogspot.com/

http://www.charlesfprice.com/
Website for the WNC novelist, Charles F. Price, who lead one of the Great Smokies Writers workshops that I enjoyed very much. His historical fiction novels are both stunning and memorable.

http://www.elizabethlutyens.com/ 
A writer and moderator of a Great Smokies Writers workshop. She helped me with my first novel and lived to see another day. Turns out, we had gone to the same high school.

http://www.traceyschmidt.com/poetry/index.html
Tracey is both a fine photographer and fine writer, with a new book of poetry recently out: I Have Fallen in Love with the World. Like me, she lives near Asheville, NC.

http://www.jannazonder.com/
Janna was one of my most helpful first readers. She and her husband Stu, now live in Jawjah, not too far from Atlanta, and have a music production business, plus their own duo, Left of Center, political satire at its best.

http://www.folkschool.org/
Located in the far western part of the North Carolina Mountains, in Brasstwon, the John C. Campbell School is an amazing place that provides a non-competitive environment for weeklong and weekend classes in art, music, dance, photography, cooking, gardening, nature studies and writing.

http://irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu/page/home
NYU’s center for Irish studies. Many programs are held in this red brick period townhouse on lower Fifth Ave. across the street from the Washington Square arch.

http://www.anamcararetreat.com/
A writer’s retreat on Ireland’s beautiful Beara Peninsula.

http://www.phrizbie-design.com/ 
My daughter Gillian’s amazing website, chocked full of great graphic and web design. She is a true master of her craft and was kind enough to help her dad with his new website.

http://www.laurenrileyrigby.com/
My other daughter, Lauren Riley Rigby, is a cellist in New York and has just received a PhD in cello performance from New York University. She does a wonderful food/wine/music blog: http://foodwinecello.wordpress.com

http://www.jasonrigby.net/home.html
My son-in-law, and Lauren’s husband, is a world-class jazz musician and composer. He has toured extensively in Europe, and the music on his CDs is rich and intense.

http://www.chuckwestphotography.com/ One of my oldest New York photographer friends who morphed into being a real western cowboy who makes wonderful photographs.  His western and cowboy images are the genuine article.

http://www.donspirophoto.com/
Another of my old New York photo-colleagues, Don is one of the best vintage/collector car, train and ship photographers in the world. He frequently shoots for Hemming’s and his work is head and shoulders above the other photographers. Don’s work is world-class.

http://www.irishmaps.ie/productlistingM.cfm?SeriesID=11 If you are going to Ireland, not with a tour, but on your own, this is THE place for detailed maps. As the Irish say, “Without a good map, you’ll be destroyed.”

http://www.connemaracottages.com/
My Irish friend, Geraldine Ward, has two marvelous rental cottages on a wee island near Roundstone, Connemara.  We stayed in Cill Cottage and fell in love with the place. This is getting away from it all.

http://www.corribsos.com/
This website has the real background to my second novel, Dream the Dawn. This is an Irish news site about the Corrib Gas Pipeline in the west of Ireland.

 


 

 

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