New Release: Cleaning House by Jeanne G’Fellers

It’s finally release day for Cleaning House – A Contemporary Appalachian Fantasy by Jeanne G’Fellers!

Here are a few excerpts from the ARC reviews.

Cleaning House is available online in both print and ebook form and through the Our Books tab above.

Centenary Rhodes is an old soul with a well-traveled name, but she doesn’t know this yet.

Growing up in southern Appalachia wasn’t easy, so Cent left home as soon as she could, but the post-collegiate happiness she’d expected has never occurred. She can’t find a decent date, much less find that special someone and, after losing her job in a corporate downsize, she’s struggling to meet her most basic needs. Her car has been repossessed, her bills are piling up, and her questionable North Chicago neighborhood is dangerous to navigate.

Returning home to Hare Creek, Tennessee, never crosses Cent’s mind until her Great Aunt Tess contacts her with an offer she can’t refuse. The family’s southern Appalachian homestead must be sold, and Aunt Tess needs someone to clean it up. Cent will have access to Aunt Tess’ garden and truck and can live on the homestead rent-free for as long as it takes. A part-time job is waiting for her as well.

It’s a chance to solve some of Cent’s financial woes, but will her return be enough when evil sets its sights on Embreeville Mountain and the homestead?

 Cleaning House is a carefully woven Appalachian tapestry of granny magic, haints, elementals, and the fantastic diversity of the human condition – served with a delicious side of fries and a generous quart of peach moonshine.

 

Northeast Tennessee Publisher Launches Locally Set Series

OUR OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

CONCERNING OUR UPCOMING

RELEASE CLEANING HOUSE BY JEANNE G’FELLERS

 

Cleaning House: An Appalachian Contemporary Fantasy set for 8/1/18 Release

Jonesborough, TN, 7/10/2018 – Mountain Gap Books, Jonesborough, Tennessee, is proud to announce the upcoming release of their second title, Cleaning House: An Appalachian Contemporary Fantasy, by award-winning local author Jeanne G’Fellers.

Cleaning House is everything locals know best about Northeast Tennessee. Familiar shops like Atlantis, restaurants like Pal’s Sudden Service and the Willow Tree Coffee House, and locations like Jonesborough, Johnson City, and Embreeville appear alongside Appalachian traditions and fantastic elements like haints, fae, and ancient mountain spirits.

Cleaning House is currently available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other online retailers (links below). Jeanne G’Fellers and Mountain Gap Books will be celebrating the release on July 31st, 2018, from 5-7 PM, at the Willow Tree Coffee House and Music Room in downtown Johnson City, Tennessee. Jeanne will be reading from Cleaning House and two copies of Cleaning House and a $20 gift card will be drawn for. You must be present to enter and win.

Amazon.com https://goo.gl/16S9Fq

Barnes & Noble https://goo.gl/nt8dZT

SHORT BLURB: Centenary Rhodes is an old soul with a well-traveled name, but she doesn’t know this yet. Cleaning House is a carefully woven Appalachian tapestry of granny magic, haints, elementals, and the fantastic diversity of the human condition – served with a side of fries and a quart of peach moonshine.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, award-winning Science Fiction and Fantasy author Jeanne G’Fellers’ early memories include watching the original Star Trek series with her father and reading the books her librarian mother brought home. Jeanne’s influences include author Anne McCaffrey, Ursula K. LeGuin, Octavia Butler, Isaac Asimov, and Frank Herbert.

Author website: https://jeannegfellersauthor.com/

Author Twitter: https://twitter.com/jlgfellers

Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jeannegfellersauthor/

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Author Signing… with Chocolate!

If you’re going to be in Jonesborough, TN, on Saturday, February 10th, for their third annual Chocolate Fest, MGB author Brenda G’Fellers will be selling and signing her books at the Chester Inn. She’ll also be doing readings at 1:00 & 3:00.

Rhea Wells Boy of JonesboroughRhea Wells Boy of Jonesborough

Brenda G’Fellers

Children’s nonfiction

ISBN-10: 0692989196

ISBN-13: 978-0692989197

 

 

Rhea Wells is an unsung hero of the town of Jonesborough, Tennessee. He spent his life promoting theatre, books, and reading. Rhea’s legacy includes being an author, illustrator, and endowing the town’s library.

 

$9.99 via Amazon.com

Things to Come at MGB

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From our Editor-In-Chief Brenda G’Fellers:
It’s winter in Appalachia, but things are heating up here at Mountain Gap Books.  Our first publication, Rhea Wells: Boy of Jonesborough, debuted on January 26, to coincide with an exhibit of Wells’ art. The reaction has been encouraging and supportive. The next event is an appearance by the author on February 10, featuring readings at 1:00 and 3:00. The author will be available from 11:00 – 4:00 in Jonesborough, Tennessee’s Chester Inn Museum, for book sales and autographing. This children’s work tells Wells’ story for the first – fourth-grade student. Join us for a reading!
Plans for our second book, Cleaning House, continue to move forward on the accelerated schedule. This one is also set in Washington County, Tennessee. The mixture of cultures typical of the area provides magical elements for this appealing Contemporary Fantasy novel. Wait for it!
Our third release will be a young adult (YA) novel, The Summer Between. Edits are now are underway.
With a least three works this year, Mountain Gap Books covers the gamut from juvenile to the adult market. That is one of our goals. Our targeted authors are those with a connection to Appalachia. Learn more by reading our website.

Photo by Jaron Nix on Unsplash

 

We Have Arrived!

We are pleased to announce that Mountain Gap Books’ first publication, Rhea Wells Boy of Jonesborough by Brenda M. G’Fellers, is available in print now on Amazon and will be available locally beginning on January 26, 2018. This release coordinates with “Far and Away and Close to Home Reception and Art/History Talk” presented by The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee & Southwest Virginia.

The Heritage Alliance says the following about Rhea Wells: “From the Austrian Alps, to the coast of Sicily, to a village in Spain, words and art have the power to transport us around the world.  They also have the power to bring us back home to a farm in Washington County, Tennessee.  Children’s book author/illustrator Rhea Wells ventured far and wide throughout his life, but he always held his hometown of Jonesborough near and dear to his heart.

“Wells’ work will be showcased in the exhibit Far Away and Close to Home: The Art and Words of Author/Illustrator Rhea Wells which will be on display at the McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School from January 26 through February 23.  The exhibit will be open to the public from 9-5 Monday-Friday and 10-3 on Saturday.  Far Away and Close to Home is presented by the Heritage Alliance and is funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

Author Brenda G’Fellers will be present at the reception to sign copies of Rhea Wells Boy of Jonesborough, a children’s nonfiction picture book about Rhea Wells’ life.  The reception will be held on January 26, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 PM at The McKinney Center 103 Franklin Ave. Jonesborough, TN 37659.

We’d love for you to join us, but if you can’t, copies of Rhea Wells Boy of Jonesborough are available on Amazon.com 

Rhea Wells Boy of Jonesborough

Brenda G’Fellers

Children’s nonfiction

ISBN-10: 0692989196

ISBN-13: 978-0692989197

 

Rhea Wells is an unsung hero of the town of Jonesborough, Tennessee. He spent his life promoting theatre, books, and reading. Rhea’s legacy includes being an author, illustrator, and endowing the town’s library.

$9.99 via Amazon.com