Local author Epley featured at April 23 AAUW meeting

Published 4:51 pm Thursday, April 19, 2012

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet Monday, April 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Tryon Presbyterian Fellowship Hall.
Joe Epley will discuss his historical fiction novel, “Passel of Hate,” set during the American Revolutionary War. The novel details how families were divided during the battle of King’s Mountain in 1780, with some members remaining fiercely loyal to the king, while others fervently supported the revolution.
“Passel of Hate” has been described as capturing the essence of the war in the backcountry, while providing stunning historical detail and well-crafted characters. It has been hailed as epic and fact-based.
In addition to adding “author” to his life’s accomplishments, Epley was known as a business icon. In 2008, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) awarded him the Golden Anvil, their highest individual award. As a founding partner in Worldcom Public Relations Group, which included businesses in 35 countries, he helped establish professional, ethical public relations in Russia shortly after the collapse of the former Soviet Union. In 2005, the Russian Public Relations Association made him a lifetime member.
Epley, a native North Carolinian, was once a television news reporter and anchor in Asheville and Charlotte, N.C. Epley and his wife, Dorcas, are active volunteers locally.
The meeting is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
– article submitted by Audrey Ortiz