Saturday Authors at Blue Ridge Books

By Blue Ridge Books | Jun 13, 2013

Blue Ridge Books will host author Deb Williams on Saturday, June 15th at 1:00 pm.  Deb is a native of Haywood County and will discuss her newest book, Charlotte Motor Speedway History: From Granite to Gold. Deb Williams is a freelance writer and consultant who currently is a senior writer with, a feature writer for National Speed Sport News and FasTrack. She has written track program articles for the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway and many others.

Engines roared at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the first time in 1960, and the track has been home to some of NASCAR s greatest races and most honored drivers ever since. Despite early challenges, Bruton Smith and Humpy Wheeler took charge in 1975, and together sculpted one of the most famous race tracks in America as host of the Coca-Cola 600 and the Sprint All-Star Race. In 1992, the track became the first modern speedway to host night racing and thousands of race fans watched their favorite drivers swap paint under the North Carolina night sky. Get in the groove with racing journalist Deb Williams as she traces the history of the Charlotte Motor Speedway, with plenty of pit-stops along the way.


Ann Davis Melton will read from her new book, I Will Lift Up My Eyes: The Power of Praise and Prayer, on Saturday, June 15, at 3:00 pm at Blue Ridge Books.

Does God still speak to us? Can God's voice still be heard today? Do miracles really happen? Is there a difference in praise and prayer? Is God able to make something beautiful out of the worst situations?

To these questions, Ann Melton gives a resounding "Yes!" She has experienced God in success and failure, illness and heartache, work and play. In this book you can see that through all her encounters with God, she has discovered that any form of sincere believing prayer directs God's power into our lives and this is especially true of prayer blended with praise. It is possible for anyone to have a close walk with the Lord. Simply by calling his name and pouring out your heart to him, miracles can happen.