Local Authors Reading at Triangle Town Center Shop on Nov. 23

The Rusted Hinge Marketplace is located inside Triangle Town Center mall and is a family-owned business.
The Rusted Hinge Marketplace is located inside Triangle Town Center mall and is a family-owned business.

Authors from Franklin and Wake County, North Carolina will take part in an upcoming author event and book signing by The Rusted Hinge Marketplace.

On Saturday, November 23, 2019, 2-4pm, come meet local writers and enjoy refreshments at The Rusted Hinge Marketplace, located in Triangle Town Center, 5959 Triangle Town Blvd, Raleigh, NC. The Marketplace is on the second floor near Macy’s.

Authors participating include:

  • Kim Beall
  • Kathryn Ewers Bundy
  • Ralph Bundy
  • Donna Campbell Smith
  • Jackie Dove-Miller
  • K.F. Whatley

Biographical information and book links are included below.

The Rusted Hinge Marketplace supports authors, artisans, and crafters by offering their locally-made goods for sale. Close to 70 artisans provide wares to the marketplace, with new creators added each month. At this time, the majority of marketplace items are created by eastern Wake County makers.

Said Prior Myrick:

“Most are from the eastern Wake County area, I think that is pretty important because most people think [what we sell] comes from NC. Which is true, but the artisans are even more local than most people realize. It is more like y’all are neighbors.”

Peruse the shop inside Triangle Town Center and you’ll find a wide variety of handmade furniture, paintings, household items, decor, homemade goods, custom candles, jewelry, artworks, and books. Purchases support the family-owned store and the 68+ locals who created the shop’s inventory.

During the November 23 event, the shop will be open, as will an adjoining space which will be brimming with authors, seating, and refreshments. Enjoy a cup of Wassail punch and holiday cookies while listening to live readings.

With the holidays coming, you can purchase gifts of all types, including books. Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books will be available for purchase in The Rusted Hinge Marketplace “book nook” and authors will sign during the two-hour gathering.

This is a walk-in event, registration is not required. Entry is free.

Come and learn more about locally written books, and meet the owners of The Rusted Hinge Marketplace, Prior Myrick and Lesley Richards.

See shop updates and more at www.facebook.com/therustedhingeonline.


Participating Authors

Author Kim Beall
Author Kim Beall

Kim Beall

Kim Beall authors contemporary Southern Gothic Fantasy with just a touch of romance. She started writing novels in middle school, which might have worked out better for her if she had not written them during math class.

She still believes every adult yearns, not so deep inside, to find real magic in everyday life. Visit her author website for more information, including her newest, Moonlight and Moss, at KimBeall.com.

Author Kathryn Ewers Bundy
Author Kathryn Ewers Bundy

Kathryn Ewers Bundy

Kathryn Ewers Bundy combines love of history and a fascination with the stories of women’s lives in her novels. After years of teaching, working in museums and historic sites, and running her own business, Ms. Bundy has settled into a happy retirement of writing and publishing.

No fan of the simple romance, she tells these tales with an eye for authenticity and an ear for dialogue. There is no shortage of love, but it is often couched in unusual settings and characters, everything from Nineteenth Century lesbians to contemporary foundlings. There may even be a ghost or two. See all of her books, including her latest, Pour Me Another, on Amazon.com.

Author Ralph Bundy
Author Ralph Bundy

Ralph Bundy

Ralph Bundy enjoyed a peripatetic lifestyle in his early years which encompassed a dozen foreign countries and half the United States before settling in North Carolina. After twenty-one years as a state employee, first with State Parks, then with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, he is now in the process of adjustment in the transition from being uncomfortable with full-time employment to being uncomfortable with full-time retirement.

He has published five novels: three in the “War Of The Twin Thrones” series – ‘University’, ‘FreeSword’, and ‘Cathedral’; and two sword-noir novels with a shared protagonist, Mat Devenor, – ‘The Demarrii Job’ and ‘The Five Kingdoms Caper’. He has a number additional works in development, from nearly finished to ‘that’s an interesting idea’.

Author Donna Campbell Smith. Photo by Tammy Winkel 
Author Donna Campbell Smith. Photo by Tammy Winkel

Donna Campbell Smith

Donna Campbell Smith, named 2011 Artist of the Year by Franklin County Arts Council, is a published author of three children’s books and frequently visits schools to conduct writing workshops and talk to students about the subject matter of her books. She has an AAS degree in equine technology from Martin Community College where she also took extended classes in art and composition. She has worked in the horse industry as a trainer, instructor and breeder for almost thirty years before retiring to write. Her books Pale as the Moon, An Independent Spirit and Bear Song have not only been popular entertaining reading for young people, but her books are used in many schools as supplemental reading for students learning about our colonial history. Her books include a teacher’s guide.

Donna also has four published non-fiction books about horses: The Book of Miniature Horses, The Book of Draft Horses, The Book of Mules and The Book of Donkeys published by The Lyons Press. In addition she is a freelance journalist and photographer whose work has been appeared in many print and online publications. Find her books at amazon.com/author/DonnaCampbellSmith.

Poet Jackie Dove-Miller
Poet Jackie Dove-Miller

Jackie Dove-Miller

Jackie Dove-Miller is a retired English teacher, a poet and spoken-word artist. She has produced a sample CD of inspirational spoken-word poetry (A Spoken-Word For a Woman Who Can) and one poetry CD (Speaking to the Woman Within). Both focus on women’s issues that are dear to her heart. She sees her poetry as a ministry meant to help women see themselves capable of overcoming life’s obstacles.

She has been published in Carolina Country, Gravity Hill Literary Magazine, County Lines: A Literary Journal and local newspapers and arts magazines. Living in the Raleigh area with her husband, Allen, Jackie loves spending time reading, writing and photography. She was named one of two “Artists of the Year” in 2013 for Franklin County, NC. She has four published books of poetry and one mixed genre anthology. See all of her books, including the new Beauty and Truth: A Buffet of Poetry, at www.BooksByJackieDove-Miller.com. Listen to her CDs at jackiedove-miller.bandcamp.com.

Author KF Whatley. Photo by Donna Campbell Smith
Author KF Whatley. Photo by Donna Campbell Smith

K.F. Whatley

K.F. Whatley started as a writer of technical books, then moved into news reporting, before diving into fiction in 2006. Her short fiction has been published in local literary journals, and her first novel, Making Corrections, was released in 2017 in paperback and Kindle formats.

Mrs. Whatley fills her time with family, writing, gardening, and trying not to trip over house cats. She is based in Eastern North Carolina, with the ocean in one direction and foothills in the other. Visit her Amazon Author page on Amazon.com.


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