Did you know that The Applewood Manor has its own exclusive storyteller who regularly publishes original content to our Stories page on our website? Well, now you do! Applewood Stories are not blog posts; rather, author Tom Collins publishes fictional and quasi-fictional content exclusively to our site for the enjoyment of our site visitors and guests. Tom has been so prolific writing about Asheville and The Applewood Manor that he was inspired to publish two books: Stories From The Applewood Manor, a compilation of his short posts to our website, and Treasure of the Diary, a fictional account of buried treasure from The Civil War that is set in Asheville and features The Applewood Manor. Click the titles to buy either book on Amazon or you can get a signed copy when visiting The Applewood Manor.
According to Tom, “Asheville has been called many things—weirdest, happiest, quirkiest place in America, Santa Fe of the East, New Age Capital of the World, Paris of the South, Beer City USA, Most Haunted, Sky City and others. It has many secrets, mysteries, and legends—some factual, some alleged, some exaggerated and some just plain lies.” He continues…”Asheville is an easy city to fall in love with. The more I write about it the more enamored I have become. Asheville is more than a place—it has a rich history filled with extraordinary people who shaped its unique diverse culture. It has its own mysteries and secrets, a robust fondness for art, music, and festivals and the list of things to do and see is impressive. I hope people will enjoy reading the Stories as much I do writing them.”
This summer and fall, Tom plans to virtually host a series of storytelling sessions for our guests and friends at The Applewood Manor. Unfortunately, Tom is not easily able to travel these days, so he’ll have to miss the food, wine and craft beer our guests will enjoy while listening to Tom’s yarns. In the meantime, check back for new stories from Tom.