The 2019 Arts & Lecture Series

We are thrilled to announce Season One of the North Carolina Book Festival/Quail Ridge Books Arts & Lecture Series. Subscriptions can be purchased here. The Arts & Lecture Series strives to bring the most engaging authors, writers and thinkers to our state. The inaugural season of the series features some of the most celebrated writers... Continue Reading →

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Bookin’ with Douglas Waller

This week's episode of Bookin' is with Douglas Waller, author of Lincoln's Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation.  Topics discussed include Pinkertons, private eyes, Abraham Lincoln's career as a spy, West(ern) Virginia's importance to both sides of the Civil War, early drone technology, and much more! Bookin' can be heard here and on... Continue Reading →

Sisterhood, Twisted

Shortly after I began raving about Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, The Serial Killer, someone recommended a different book to me: a mystery involving the disappearance of a woman’s sister. When I really love a book, suggested similar reads can be hit or miss – the things I like about a book aren’t necessarily what other... Continue Reading →

Bookin’ w/ Martha Hall Kelly

Hello, friends! Check out our 38th episode of Bookin' with fantastic author Martha Hall Kelly, author of Lost Roses here. Among the topics discussed are traveling to Russia as an American, trickle-down economics, whether marriage stifles creativity, tarot card readings, slavery in South Carolina, World War 2 novels, and much more.  Signed copies of Lost Roses are... Continue Reading →

QuailMail 1000!

This is QuailMail number 1000! I’ve been here for 6 years and I can count on my hands the number of intros I’ve written for QuailMail (and it's not 10).Nancy sent out the first QuailMail 21 years ago on May 5, 1998. Reading a few of Nancy’s early newsletters, I could feel the joy in... Continue Reading →

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