Only In Asheville by Marla Hardee Milling

Only in Asheville by Marla Hardee Milling
Only in Asheville - An Eclectic History
By Marla Hardee Milling

I love Asheville, North Carolina.  I love being NATIVE to Asheville, North Carolina.  These days it appears to be a rare event when you run across a native.  I even married a native!  We wouldn’t raise our four children anywhere else.

Asheville is home.  I have family in Leicester {Pronounced LESTER if you are from around here} and my husband’s family is spread out from North Asheville to Candler.  Yes, I do talk all southern too and it gets more pronounced when I am out in Lester with my family.

I enjoy seeing and reading books about my little town.  Whether it’s history with amazing black and white photos of the area or books about current Asheville and this book is all about the eclectic history of Asheville and do we have a lot of that.

It’s pretty neat that no matter when I am downtown or on any street I always come across something pretty cool that I haven’t seen before.  It really is fun!  It’s also fun for the kids!

More about this book:

Arcadia Publishing and The History Press is pleased to announce the publication of Only in Asheville: An Eclectic History by Marla Hardee Milling. 

New Local Book Dives into the Unique Culture of Asheville

Only in Asheville is the newest addition to The History Press. The book is by local author, Marla Hardee Milling.

A unique blend of visionaries, risk takers and creative souls lends energy to Asheville’s historic streets. Today, bohemian street performers, funky shops, exquisite art galleries, restaurants and craft breweries blend in among some of the most revered vintage architecture in the country. Discover quirky figures like a “nun” named Sister Bad Habit, who entertains passengers on the LaZoom bus; the “Man in White” living statue; and Asheville’s Village Witch. Be inspired by innovative dreamers such as Julian Price, who invested millions in the once-desolate downtown Asheville, giving money to an eclectic mix of restaurateurs and shop owners. Author Marla Milling traces the people and places that make her hometown a truly unique city.

About the Author
Marla Hardee Milling is a full-time writer in Asheville and a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). More than 750 of her articles and essays have appeared in many publications including Blue Ridge Country, where she is a contributing editor; Luxury Living; Parenting; Redbook; Our State; WNC; American Style; NICHE and others. She spent ten years as a news producer at WLOS-TV in Asheville and six years as director of communications at Mars Hill College.

**I wasn't paid to post this and the opinions expressed belong entirely to me, Michelle Lee.  I was sent a FREE copy of the book so I could tell you all about it.**