Welcome to Grateful Steps Foundation, where ideas and voices grow. We are committed to publishing voices that otherwise might not get heard, to preserving Western North Carolina history and culture and also to promoting conversation that traverses faiths and cultures.
Grateful Steps Publishing House publishes books by authors creating across topics, genres and ideologies. With more than forty titles in print, we invite you to visit our online bookstore and also to come in for coffee. As a bookshop, we stock our own titles as well as titles by other fine publishers.
Susan Reinhardt's new book at press!
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Cover illustration and design by Randy Whittington
Chimes of a Cracked Southern Belle is an unusual novel. How can it be so funny and so tragic at the same time? Only Susan Reinhardt could make that happen. The heroine, Dee Millings, married the best looking man in the Carolinas who turned out to be a complete psycho and near-murderer. She sets out on a path winding with loveable kooks, wanting to prove there is a great life on the other side of tragedy and an ex behind bars who continues to mail threatening letters from prison. Dee’s new adventure to find the missing links as to why she can’t pick the right man or get her career going, begins two years after the crime spree that nearly stopped her heart and left her flat-lining.
She packs up her two young kids and settles in her parent’s South Carolina hometown where she rents what her mother calls a “pitiful apartment” and deals with a delightful, but over-the-top mama who still pretends her grown daughters are virgins. As Dee begins a journey toward mental recovering and becoming a registered nurse, the hijinks of an aunt (who lives to crash funerals just to get the covered-dish meals after the gravesides, no matter she has no idea who’s in the coffins) and a 104-year-old Annie Sue at the nursing home where Dee works (who has a hankering for cold draft beer and fixing her hair up like the celebs in the gossip rags) proves to be just the medicine to soothe her once-damaged soul, allowing a terrible secret to resurface, one that if handled right, could be her ticket to permitting herself to love again.
Lyn Lyndall is our artist of the month! Join us for a reception on
Saturday, June 15, 5-7:00 p.m.
Our commitment to supporting and celebrating the art of local artists now manifests in our latest publishing project, The Asheville Art Book.
Introducing the Asheville Art Book.
The Asheville Art Book will be a first-of-its-kind guide to the quality and variety of artwork produced in Asheville, North Carolina. It will serve as a representative sample designed to document this significant moment in the life of Asheville’s art community, and as a showcase meant to bring the attention of the larger art world to what our little corner of it has to offer. And it's all of that in one volume!
Please help us out by donating via the button on the website www.theashevilleartbook.com. A $20 donation is effectively a pre-order for the paperback edition; A $100 donation is a pre-order for the hardcover edition (which won't be available for retail sale); it also qualifies you for recognition in the book itself. Chip in $500 or more, and you'll the hardcover edition, mention in the book, and invites to all our launch events.
We're counting on you and everyone else who supports the arts in Asheville to help get this book to press!
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