Smiths hold book reception April 15

Published 10:53 am Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tryon authors Mara and Ford Smith end their Southeastern Book Tour for their new novel, “Endangered,” at a Friday, April 15, reception at Malaprops Bookstore in Asheville.

Over the past several months, the Smiths have appeared at bookstores on Edisto Island, S.C.; Savannah, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; Spartanburg, S.C. as well as Tryon.

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“Endangered” is the couple’s first published fiction. They have produced eight other books – two camping guides for Globe Pequot Press, two retirement sourcebooks at McGraw-Hill, a national award-winning children’s book by Peel Productions, and, more recently, a photography coffee-table book and two wine compendiums.

Malaprops Bookstore, a popular Asheville gathering place, is located at 55 Haywood Street in Asheville. This independent bookstore is known for its support of regional writers. Friday’s event begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.