After 6 at Cedric's

At the event in June, we will have local author, friend and writer Jana JJ Mcgraw signing her book, "Initial Kill". A autographed book will be on sale for $13.00. Jana lives and works in Hendersonville.

Amazing book and the ending was, well, you will have to find out. Here's a introduction from her web site. www.JanaJJMcgraw.com 

My first full-length novel, Initial Kill, grew out of my experiences as a public servant in a small Southern town not unlike Larsen, the setting for my story. I work in 911 public safety communications at present, but I’ve worked a combination of emergency work and law enforcement for almost thirty years. My late father, Larry McGraw, worked in public safety, and I followed in his footsteps. I started out as a firefighter and paramedic, then moved on to a detention officer, and finally to 911 communications.

I have taken my life’s work, the experiences, and have been able to create realistic situations and dialog: spinning the story along and watching it form in front of me; keeping things on the edge and keeping people guessing.
In Initial Kill, the situations are believable, and the dialog emulates the real language of law enforcement and rescue personnel, including Detective Jake North and his wife Lexi who works as a sergeant leading a telecommunications center. As I have encountered various levels of education and dedication in the law enforcement personnel, my novel reflects the bad along with the good. In Initial Kill, you find the dedicated law officers, but you’ll also find so-called “public servants” who are corrupt.

My lifetime of experience has guided me to splash images and characters across the pages while allowing me to use writing as a means of stress relief.  As a result, Initial Kill was born.  My love of writing grows stronger every day.  I have finished my second novel, Pieces of You, to be published in the fourth quarter of 2013.  Already, I am working on the third book in the continuing adventures of Jake and Dean.

Cedric's Tavern named for George Vanderbilt's beloved St. Bernard, Cedric, this warm, relaxing tavern overlooks the village green at Antler Hill Village. The décor, ambience, and menu pay tribute to the neighborhood pubs of Britain and Ireland. Enjoy satisfying pub fare alongside robustly flavored American and global cuisine presented with Biltmore flair. On tap are Biltmore's own Cedric's Pale Ale and Cedric's Brown Ale.

 

 

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  • Jean B.

    The meetup provided a good opportunity to make some new friends and reconnect with some others. We had a very enjoyable meal at Cedric's and an interesting introduction to local author Jana McGraw and her new mystery novel. The only downside was having no place to sit during the 2hr meetup .

    1 · June 8, 2013

  • Susan B.

    Very nice. Glad I went, next time hoping to have dinner too.

    June 7, 2013

  • Beth L

    Fun time tonight- glad so many made it to this event. So good to see all the familiar faces and to meet many of the new members. Hope to see everyone again soon!

    June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for doing this! It was hard to connect with other people, it was noisy and the weather didn't really cooperate and I had to leave early. I didn't see all the people that were supposed to be there but maybe I left too early. Will come for the next one for sure!

    June 7, 2013

  • Wayne B.

    Great time at Cedric s. We're upstairs. Grab a drink downtown stairs and come on up.

    June 7, 2013

    • Brad "MagicBrad" G.

      Hi Wayne... Being new to the area... I could not find Cedric's. (next time ) :-)

      June 7, 2013

    • Wayne B.

      Next time. We were in Antler Village

      June 7, 2013

  • Nancy

    I'm on vacation

    June 6, 2013

  • RN S.

    I regret I have a change of plans.

    June 7, 2013

    • Wayne B.

      See you at the next event.

      June 7, 2013

  • Kathy M.

    not able to make it tonight, enjoy!

    June 7, 2013

  • Millie M.

    Bringing a friend

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • Chris M S.

    Saw the fireworks last night and got some great pic's of the house lit up and colored. If anyone would like to view the pic's they are here http://www.flickr.com/photos/55354604@N08/

    June 5, 2013

  • Brad "MagicBrad" G.

    Is THIS the actual mappable address? - 1 Winery Approach Rd, Asheville, NC 28801

    June 5, 2013

    • Wayne B.

      Yes sir. Just follow the signs to Antler Village. It's near the winery.

      June 5, 2013

  • Chris M S.

    Plus a guest

    1 · June 5, 2013

  • Scott P.

    Would it be rude if I came at 6:30?

    June 4, 2013

    • Beth L

      No ticket required, come right upstairs to the event area and check in at the desk.

      June 4, 2013

    • Scott P.

      ok, thanks

      June 4, 2013

  • Joe M.

    so sorry, calendar mistake, cannot make it after all.

    June 3, 2013

  • Christa E.

    I'm not absolutely positive yet, but I might be bringing a guest with me. I'll know for sure later today.

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Plus a guest.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Darlene

    This will be my first time using my Estate Pass with other folks! Glad to know there are so many of you with shared interests and look forward to meeting you.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Donna Mason G.

    glad I can make this!

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Brad "MagicBrad" G.

    L@@KING forward to meeting more new folks.

    1 · May 31, 2013

  • Kathy M.

    I have decided to do a weekend training in Atlanta - maybe next time

    May 28, 2013

  • Michelle W.

    Let me know if I need to help man the desk

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Donna Mason G.

    I have another commitment so I had to change my RSVP

    May 19, 2013

  • Hank P.

    Looking forward to it....

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This seems to be the most popular of the Passholders events, so I'm curious...hope nothing comes up between now and then to keep me from attending

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • Beth L

    Starting at 5PM instead of 6PM? Please clarify. Gathering upstairs?

    May 14, 2013

  • Donna Mason G.

    Wine

    May 11, 2013

    • Donna Mason G.

      Oops, put my beverage preference in the wrong spot :-)

      May 11, 2013

  • Millie M.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone at Cedric's on the 7th.

    April 15, 2013

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