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As spring turns to summer, enjoy these Michael Joslin collections of essays and color photographs that celebrate the sea...
06/18/2021

As spring turns to summer, enjoy these Michael Joslin collections of essays and color photographs that celebrate the seasons in the mountains. Mountain Spring, 156 pages, $22.95. Mountain Summer, 156 pages, $24.95.

Receive free shipping via USPS media mail (or pay an additional $4.00 for priority mail) when you mention this post. Our website is undergoing renovation by Bill May at Stellar Studios, so call us at 423-926-2691 between 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. EDT to place an order this summer.

In this touching tale of Southern folklore, author Brenda Gough reminds us of why we celebrate Easter. Beautifully illus...
03/18/2021

In this touching tale of Southern folklore, author Brenda Gough reminds us of why we celebrate Easter. Beautifully illustrated with original artwork by artist Malinda Mays, The Legend of the Dogwood ($16.95) is the perfect gift for the Easter season and would be a wonderful addition to a loved one's Easter basket.

Purchase before April 4 and receive free shipping via USPS media mail (or pay an additional $4.00 for priority mail). While our website undergoes renovation by Bill May at Stellar Studios, call us at 423-926-2691 between 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. EDT to place an order.

In this touching tale of Southern folklore, author Brenda Gough reminds us of why we celebrate Easter. Beautifully illustrated with original artwork by artist Malinda Mays, The Legend of the Dogwood ($16.95) is the perfect gift for the Easter season and would be a wonderful addition to a loved one's Easter basket.

Purchase before April 4 and receive free shipping via USPS media mail (or pay an additional $4.00 for priority mail). While our website undergoes renovation by Bill May at Stellar Studios, call us at 423-926-2691 between 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. EDT to place an order.

Looking for some recipe ideas for Thanksgiving Dinner? Here ya go!
11/04/2016

Looking for some recipe ideas for Thanksgiving Dinner? Here ya go!

Overmountain Press author Elizabeth Heiskell will be on Today Show - Monday, November 23rd - to show you the best way to cook your turkey. Don't miss it.

Have some outdoor adventures! Your children / grandchildren / inner child will thank you.http://www.overmtn.com/shop/
04/29/2016

Have some outdoor adventures! Your children / grandchildren / inner child will thank you.

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Go explore!
03/23/2016

Go explore!

Covering upper east Tennessee to the Natchez Trace that links Nashville and Mississippi, this guidebook covers 275 waterfalls across the Volunteer State. Color photos, detailed maps, and comprehensive text explain everything the adventurer will need to know, from magnitude of the falls and size of the watershed to level of trail difficulty, the best season to visit, watercraft accessibility, and safety issues. Additionally, a companion website listed in the book includes constantly updated information on waterfall access and conditions.

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The Overmountain Press
01/19/2016

The Overmountain Press

In 1957, a boy cleaning out his grandmother’s barn in East Tennessee discovered the discarded correspondence of aviation’s forgotten pioneer. They were the letters of Edward Huffaker—written to Samuel Langley, Octave Chanute, and other early aviation scientists. It seems that he had discovered the secrets of how birds fly years before any of the distinguished researchers. These rare letters and unseen photos were reproduced in this work in time for the centennial celebration of flight in December 2003.

Best known as an unwelcome assistant to the Wright brothers during their tests at Kitty Hawk in 1901, Huffaker’s contributions to the achievement of artificial flight lay undiscovered, until now. His independent studies led him to the brilliant insight that Bernoulli’s principle of fluid movement accounts for aerodynamic lift, years before the rest of the world caught on. He worked with Langley, Chanute, and the Wright brothers, all recognized pioneers of aviation. Now through the discovery of a cache of his personal correspondence, Huffaker’s true legacy can be known to the world, and he can take his rightful place in history as one of the pioneers who never doubted that man could fly.


"In the Wright brothers saga, Edward Huffaker enters and exits Kitty Hawk in 1901, before the fabled first controlled manned flight in 1903. Rescuing this figure from obscurity, the authors admirably refrain from overplaying his significance. The value of their short, straightforward biography is that Huffaker's place in aviation history might have been lost had not the late Steven Hensley found, in the 1950s, Huffaker's letters strewn about a Tennessee barn. What they reveal is that Huffaker dreamt of flight, constructed models of flying machines, and, as the Wrights did, sought out the era's recognized experts, Samuel Langley and Octave Chanute. The latter two recognized that Huffaker was serious, and Langley even hired him, so why Huffaker abandoned the field after 1901 and returned to his previous occupation (surveying) remains a bit of a mystery. In any event, the authors credit Huffaker with a crucial insight about flight (that the Bernoulli effect explains a wing's lift), and that in itself is enough to lure aviation buffs to this biography."
—Booklist

12/31/2015

Happy New Year

Overmountain Press author, Elizabeth Heiskell, will be on Today Show - Monday, November 23rd - to show you the best way ...
11/20/2015

Overmountain Press author, Elizabeth Heiskell, will be on Today Show - Monday, November 23rd - to show you the best way to cook your turkey. Don't miss it.

Overmountain Press author Elizabeth Heiskell will be on Today Show - Monday, November 23rd - to show you the best way to cook your turkey. Don't miss it.

Share the gift of history, food, and stories of our region this holiday season. Books last a lifetime.
11/13/2015

Share the gift of history, food, and stories of our region this holiday season. Books last a lifetime.

September 3rd, Author and Chef, Elizabeth Heiskell will be on Today Show to talk about her cookbook, Somebody Stole The ...
09/02/2015
Somebody Stole the Cornbread from My Dressing [978-1-935692-00-3]- by Elizabeth Heiskell,...

September 3rd, Author and Chef, Elizabeth Heiskell will be on Today Show to talk about her cookbook, Somebody Stole The Cornbread From My Dressing. The book features great menus and recipes for any occasion. These recipes are versatile, easy to prepare, and perfect for a beginner or a gourmet. To get your copy go here http://overmtn.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_book_info&cPath=1&products_id=211 or visit your local bookstore. Be sure and tune in tomorrow in the 2nd hour of Today Show.

Overmountain Press Shop Somebody Stole the Cornbread from My Dressing [978-1-935692-00-3] - The Overmountain Press is pleased to publish Somebody Stole the Cornbread from My Dressing by Elizabeth Heiskell and Susanne Reed. Anyone who has traveled from the South to the North (or vice versa) can attes…

See author Elizabeth Heiskell on The Today Show - September 3rd. Be sure to watch.
08/19/2015

See author Elizabeth Heiskell on The Today Show - September 3rd. Be sure to watch.

Anyone who has traveled from the South to the North (or vice versa) can attest to the many cultural differences between the two. In this book, Susanne Reed presents a humorous comparison between these regions through her own experiences and misfortunes. She worked with her longtime friend Chef Elizabeth Heiskell to develop great menus and recipes for any occasion. These recipes are versatile, easy to prepare, and perfect for a beginner or a gourmet. The beautiful images by internationally accomplished photographer Caroline Allison brilliantly complement the narrative and recipes. This is more than a cookbook—it is a primer on adapting to a new culture and thriving within it.

Somebody Stole the Cornbread from My Dressing answers the “what to serve” question for anyone who is planning a special occasion—or just dinner. Combining great ingredients that can be found at every grocery store with tons of laughs, Susanne Reed and Elizabeth Heiskell give readers ideas for hosting the perfect tailgate, bridal shower, baby shower, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve, and more.

Breezy summer reads for the pre-teen, and the pre-teen at heart.
06/18/2015

Breezy summer reads for the pre-teen, and the pre-teen at heart.

04/22/2015

Happy Earth Day!

Go! Explore!
03/31/2015

Go! Explore!

The Overmountain Press
10/07/2014

The Overmountain Press

For these titles and more Halloween reading visit our website at www.overmtn.com

Covering upper east Tennessee to the Natchez Trace that links Nashville and Mississippi, this guidebook covers 275 water...
08/18/2014

Covering upper east Tennessee to the Natchez Trace that links Nashville and Mississippi, this guidebook covers 275 waterfalls across the Volunteer State. Color photos, detailed maps, and comprehensive text explain everything the adventurer will need to know, from magnitude of the falls and size of the watershed to level of trail difficulty, the best season to visit, watercraft accessibility, and safety issues. Additionally, a companion website listed in the book includes constantly updated information on waterfall access and conditions.

http://overmtn.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_book_info&cPath=1&products_id=169

While on a road trip, author and illustrator, Kent Whitaker answered a staggering amount of questions from his son Macee...
07/07/2014

While on a road trip, author and illustrator, Kent Whitaker answered a staggering amount of questions from his son Macee and niece Torrey. “Why this, what is that, how tall are those....” He tried his best to get all of the answers about mountains, trees, animals, and “smoke” correct, but he knew more research was needed. Why Are the Mountains Smoky? is a book born from questions coming from the back seat.

The Overmountain Press
06/05/2014

The Overmountain Press

The outdoors come to life in this collection of stories, games, crafts, investigations, and hands-on activities meant to accompany excursions into the fields, forests, and wetlands of southern Appalachia. The region’s rich natural diversity is highlighted, from its low-elevation coves to its highland ridges and balds. Because the southern Appalachian Mountains provide diverse habitats for plants and animals, every visit presents a new adventure. With an emphasis on the importance of a good conservation ethic along with suggestions on how to get involved in community conservation efforts, explorers of all ages can learn about topics such as plants, animals, microscopic life, life after dark, and environmental awareness.

$17.95

This book is beautifully illustrated with original artwork by artist Malinda Mays. The Legend of the Dogwood is the perf...
04/08/2014

This book is beautifully illustrated with original artwork by artist Malinda Mays. The Legend of the Dogwood is the perfect gift for the Easter season and would be a lovely addition to a loved ones Easter basket.

Author Brenda Gough is a former librarian who now lives on a small farm in Sedalia, Kentucky. Malinda Mays is a Christian artist. She lives in Wingo, Kentucky.

The Legend of the Dogwood
04/08/2014
The Legend of the Dogwood

The Legend of the Dogwood

A touching religious story about the dogwood, this illustrated tale reveals that the slight tree once grew as strong as the oak. After the Romans used the dogwood to form the cross to crucify Jesus, the dogwood asked Jesus to forgive him. Jesus decreed that the tree would never be used in such a ...

Fiction a new undertaking for Carrollwood forensics expert
04/08/2014
Fiction a new undertaking for Carrollwood forensics expert

Fiction a new undertaking for Carrollwood forensics expert

Michael Shahnasarian has written countless books on the legalities and limits of forensics, but he's veering off into previously uncharted territory with his first work of fiction, the novel “Justice Indicted.”

Timeline Photos
01/10/2014

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
12/27/2013

Timeline Photos

Laced throughout the litany of letters in this celebratory alphabet book is the meaning of Christmas with an Appalachian...
12/04/2013

Laced throughout the litany of letters in this celebratory alphabet book is the meaning of Christmas with an Appalachian twist. Exploring the whimsy and worship of Yuletide in the mountains, each letter captures a glimpse of the traditions, food, and frolicking shared by family and friends. Incorporating a legend about the animals around the manger, a program with angels announcing God's glory, and choirs softly singing carols, this A-to-Z book for all ages will become a new Christmas tradition for families who gather around the tree each December.

Hardcover 56 pp.
$16.95
www.overmountainprress.com

Justice Indicted is a gripping story of a real-life, behind-the-scenes look into the dark side of our justice system, wh...
11/05/2013

Justice Indicted is a gripping story of a real-life, behind-the-scenes look into the dark side of our justice system, where even a war hero is treated like the enemy. Dylan Raines returns home from the war in Iraq and soon finds himself at the center of a battle in an all-or-nothing, multimillion-dollar case fought by scheming lawyers and crooked business executives. While struggling to cope with the death of his wife and a new physical injury, Dylan finds himself at war again – only this time, the weapons used against him are blackmail, legal maneuverings, and character assassination.

Halloween Reading
10/25/2013

Halloween Reading

Apple DollForeWord Magazine (review)On the heels of Indian Summer, just before the killing frost of autumn, young Samant...
08/30/2013

Apple Doll

ForeWord Magazine (review)

On the heels of Indian Summer, just before the killing frost of autumn, young Samantha spies a plump, red apple in one of Gram’s orchard trees. As the shiny, round apple dangles high above, Sam’s brother climbs the picker’s ladder and plucks the sun-ripe apple for his sister to give Gram.

In this story, the author, now retired from teaching reading and writing in learning-disabled classrooms, tells a story grounded in the heritage of Southern Appalachia. As the distant past moves into the present, the apple serves as an inspirational tool for storytelling and tradition-sharing, draws generations together in a wondrous seasonal activity, and enriches family relationships. Gram and her grandchildren share in the fun of apple peeling by tossing each twisted spiral over their shoulders to see what fancy letter will fall to the floor. Songs are sung and rhymes are recited as Sam and her siblings patiently watch Gram carve a perfect doll’s face into the apple’s juicy surface. While they wait for the apple to dehydrate on the fireplace mantel, everyone partakes in the chores of autumn.
”Outside, the wind grew cold and frosty. Inside, apple slices were baked into bubbly pies. The warm, spicy air turned the apple head tan and spongy.”

Precious time is spent picking and shucking corn, pressing pungent cider, and baking sweet, flavorful apple pies. When the apple head finally reaches its prime, Gram shares the task of dressing the new doll with her granddaughter. This activity prompts a memorable conversation about the traditions of her Indian grandmother and the art of making apple dolls.
Poulsen’s scratchboard illustrations bring the nostalgic past to life. The details in each colorful illustration are skillfully refined, with the woolen hair strands, the doily headscarf, and the charming, puckered face of Sam’s apple doll meticulously crafted.

Each page is filled with objects and concepts not mentioned in the text that can readily inspire new discussions. The book’s most striking feature is the inclusion of an apple doll pattern, complete with simple, easy-to-read instructions. Apple Doll is a picture book written for children four to eight, but the doll pattern opens the age range to any classroom or storytelling opportunity where active participation is desirable.

Charisse Floyd
February 13, 2003

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