Six Notable Women Of North Carolina
Personal Life JourneysBook - 2014
Six Notable Women of North Carolina is Jack J. Prather's sequel to 'Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina' (400-pages/134-photos) that was nominated for the NC Literary and Historical Association's 2012 'Ragan Old North State Award for Non-Fiction' (formerly know as The Mayflower Cup).Jack founded the Young Writers Scholarship at Warren Wilson College in Swanannoa near Asheville in honor of the 12 Notables.His third book in the series about remarkable residents of the state tentatively scheduled for release in 2016 will be "Young Notables in North Carolina."The comprehensive condensed biographies feature life and career journeys, as told to the author. They also display photo arrays from various stages of their lives, and testimonials from a variety of credible sources 'in the know'.The six women exemplars are:SHARON DECKER.Former North Carolina Secretary of Commerce and first woman vice president of Duke Power, now the president of a major firm. JENNIFER PHARR DAVIS.The world record-holder for traversing the Appalachian Trail for both women and men, hikers and runners; and a 2011 National Geographic'Adventurer of the Year'.MILLIE RAVENEL.Founder and Director Emeritus of The Center for International Understanding, and the recipient of the 2011 Governor's Award for Excellence and the Citizen of the World Award.KATHRYN STRIPLING BYER.Former North Carolina Poet Laureate for five years, inducted into the NC Literary Hall of Fame, multiple writing awards for books of poetry, Western North Carolina University faculty member.ANNE PONDER.Chancellor Emerita of UNC at Asheville, Fellow and Past President of the National Collegiate Honors Council, visiting faculty member of the Harvard University Institutes for Higher Education.KATHY REICHS.One of 101 Certified forensic anthropologists in the world, professor at UNC Charlotte, noted author of 17 books, the inspiration for and a producer-writer of the 'Bones' television series.
Publisher: Hendersonville, NC :, Future Now Publishing,, 
Branch Call Number: NCR 920.72 P912s
Characteristics: xii, 225 pages :,illustrations, portraits ;,26 cm
Alternative Title: 6 notable women of North Carolina