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Author Pegram to address High Country Writers



Article Published: Mar. 4, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

Tim Pegram, author of "The Blue Ridge Parkway By Foot - A Park Ranger's Memoir," will be the speaker for the High Country Writers on Thursday, March 11, at 10 a.m. at the Watauga County Library in Boone. Pegram will be sharing the experience of walking and writing about his one-of-a-kind parkway backpacking trip.

With 12 years as a ranger on the parkway, he will tell of his personal accounts and those from the earliest parkway rangers.

"His book is dedicated to every girl and boy with dreams of someday becoming a park ranger, and to every man and woman who dreamed but never did. Come and enjoy, plus learn about writing a memoir ...we all have one," a spokesperson for the writers group said.

Pegram, a native of North Carolina, retired from federal service in 2002 and began freelance writing in 2005. He currently writes the "Such is Life" humor column for the Greensboro News and Record. He has written articles for various newspapers and magazines.

He is currently writing another book of nonfiction about his 2007 cross country trek from Raleigh to Cold Mountain, a reenactment of Inman's 1864 journey from the novel, "Cold Mountain," written by Charles Frazier.

He and his wife, Patty, reside in Oak Ridge, N.C. and he is a grandfather. His wife will be joining him for the meeting on March 11. He will have copies of his book, "The Blue Ridge Parkway by Foot," available and will be glad to sign them.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.highcountrywriters.tripod.com

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