Life journeys, photo arrays, testimonials, writings and career highlights in 12 condensed biographies of Notable North Carolina residents.
Future Now Publishing
Future Now Publishing
Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina
NOMINATED FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA LITERARY AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2012 RAGAN OLD NORTH STATE (FORMERLY MAYFLOWER CUP) FOR NON-FICTION.
Mini-biographies featuring compelling life journeys of:
• Rev. Dr. Dan Matthews, O.B.E., Waynesville - Priest at Ground Zero on 9-11 / Recipient Order of the British Empire / Chair, Friends of the Smokies. • Musician David Holt, Fairview - Multi-Instrumentalist, Storyteller / Four Grammy Awards, Eight Nominations / PBS-TV, NPR-Radio Host. • Captain Ray F. West, Jr., USNR, Ret., Flat Rock - Founder-President Moldova World Children’s Fund / UNCA 2006 Taylor Distinguished Alumnus. • Judge Harry C. Martin, Biltmore Forest, Former NC and Cherokee Supreme Court Justice / Honorary Cherokee / 2010 Liberty Bell Honoree. • Olson Huff, MD, FAAP, Black Mountain - Former President NC Pediatric Society / Founding Medical Dir., Mission Children’s Hospital, Asheville. • Glenis Redmond, Asheville - Mountain Xpress Hall of Fame Poet / Third in National Poetry Slam / Kennedy Center Teaching Artist. • Douglas M. Orr, Ph.D., Black Mountain - President Emeritus Warren Wilson College / Author / Musician / Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award. • Billie Ruth Sudduth, Bakersville - Basket Artist / Smithsonian Collection / 1st Woman NC Living Treasure / Order of Long Leaf Pine Award. • Matthew J. Hayes, M.D., Ph.D., FACEP, Hendersonville - Pioneer National Emergency Medical Services / Co-Founder American College of Emergency Physicians. • Joe S. Epley, APR, Tryon - Global Leader Public Relations Profession / UNC Journalism School Hall of Fame / Order of Long Leaf Pine Award. • Richard Ritter, Bakersville - Glass Art Master / NC Living Treasure 2011 / Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service as Fire Chief. • Julyan Davis, Asheville - Nationally Recognized Painter of Southern Art / Gallery Shows on East-West Coasts and Europe.
Portion of book proceeds to Young Writers Scholarship founded by Jack J. Prather in April of2012 at Warren Wilson College, Asheville NC
Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina is a collection of compelling mini-biographies featuring personal life journeys as told to author Jack J. Prather. Each comprehensive bio includes career and life highlights, writings by and about the Notable, with moving testimonials from such luminaries as Katie Couric, Doc Watson, former NC Governor Jim Hunt, NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshal biographer Bruce Chadwick, and NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Exum.
At 400 pages in length and featuring an astonishing 133 photos, advance critics agree that this book genuinely captures the 'core essence' of each of the twelve Notables.
Meet the Twelve Notables via a Photo Array, Quotes and Each Notable's Lead Biography Pages.