West Jefferson, N.C.
Former Ashe resident dedicates novel to county
by Will Petty Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara C. Rowe was always a writer, even when she lived in the Ashe County countryside under the name of Barbara Shepherd Ryan.
“As a teenager I wrote song lyrics, so (writing) came easily for me, to express myself in poetic verse,” Rowe said. “The inspiration for me was venting in an artistic matter. I had to vent all of those emotions, so I just started writing.”
Now, Rowe has dedicated one of her more recent novels, “You Must be From the City,” to the people of Ashe County.
“People are more laid back there, you can be a new person that everybody knows,” Rowe who now lives south of…
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