OLLI Authors Publications List

Many OLLI members are gifted poets and writers.  Their published books are clear evidence of the success of OLLI's mission in promoting lifelong creativity and learning. The following list is a compilation of books written by our OLLI members. It does not include books published during their active careers, but only those works published while they were OLLI members. It includes poetry and prose, fiction and non-fiction books. If you have published a book while an OLLI member please send the following information to nelsonsartoris@charter.net. It will be added to the list. Please include the author(s), title, publisher, ISBN, date of publication and where it is available for purchase should others wish to buy a copy.

OLLI at UNCA AUTHORS

Compiled as of May, 2018
The following list reflects books written by OLLI members while members of the OLLI community.

Author:  Ted M. Alexander
(1) Book Title:  The Fall of Summer
Published: 2014
Publisher: Greyfield Media
Available for Purchase from: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Malaprops
ISBN:  978-0-9914237-4-3

(2) Book Title:  After & Before
Published: 2015
Publisher: Greyfield Media
Available for Purchase from: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Malaprops
ISBN:  978-0-9914237-0-5

Author:  Martin Beckerman
Book Title:  Fundamentals of Neurodegeneration and Protein Misfolding Disorders
Published: 2015
Publisher: Springer
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  978-3-319-22116-8

Author:  B. Lee Cooper
(1) Book Title:  Academic Reviews Of Rock Writings: A Topical Presentation Of Critical Commentaries
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2015
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781514897911

(2) Book Title:  Visions Of Axemen: A Resource Guide To Guitarists And Their Recordings
Coauthors: Michael L. Cooper, Frank W. Hoffmann, with research assistance from William L. Schurk
Published: 2015
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781507702963

(3) Book Title:  Answer Songs: A Reference Guide To Response Recordings, 1910 To The Present – Two Volumes
Coauthors: Frank W. Hoffmann, Steven D. Briggs, David Milberg, William Schurk, with assistance from Debbie Edens
Published: 2015
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781514276372

(4) Book Title:  Dawn of the Sing-Songwriter Era, 1944-1963: Bibliographic Profiles of the Performer-Composers
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2015
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781517110895

(5) Book Title:  Discs Of Distinction: Essays On Remarkable Recordings By Exception Artists
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann, with assistance from Debbie Edens
Published: 2015
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781508460350

(6) Book Title:  The Keyboard Kingdom: A Resources Guide To Rock, Pop, Blues, And Country Keyboard Players And Their Music
Coauthors: Michael L. Cooper, Frank W. Hoffmann, with research assistance from William Schurk
Published: 2015
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781507705230

(7) Book Title:  Lyrical Legacies: Essays On Topics In Rock, Pop, and Blues Lyrics...and Beyond
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffman, with assistance from Debbie Edens
Published: 2015
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781507717141

(8) Book Title:  More Discs Of Distinction: Additional Essays On Remarkable Recordings By Exceptional Artists
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann, with assistance from Debbie Edens
Published: 2015
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781514712474

(9) Book Title:  More Than Just The Music: Essays In Lyrical Analysis And Topical Identification
Coauthors: Frank W. Hoffmann, Stephen D. Briggs, William L. Schurk, with assistance from Debbie Edens
Published: 2015
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781508444633

(10) Book Title:  Novelty Records: A Topical Discography, 1900-2015
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2015
Publisher: Pisgah Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781515297215

(11) Book Title:  Novelty Records: Selected Subjects and Artists
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann, with assistance from Debbie Edens
Published: 2015
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781508981664

(12) Book Title:  Popular Music Research: Answer Songs, Blue-Eyed Soul, Cover Recordings…and Beyond
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann, with assistance from Debbie Edens
Published: 2015
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781507731024

(13) Book Title:  Popular Music Scholarship: Articles, Bibliographies, Book/CD Reviews, and Discographies
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann, with assistance from Debbie Edens and William L. Schurk
Published: 2015
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781508580126

(14) Book Title:  Prominent Themes in Popular Songs: An Exploration of 54 Persistent Lyrical Themes
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann, with research assistance from Debbie Edens, Matthew J. Masters, and William L. Schurk
Published: 2015
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781507714274

(15) Book Title:  Three of a Kind: The Rolling Stones, John Fogarty, and Male/Female Recording Duos
Edited by Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2015
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781508682479

(16) Book Title:  Cover Recordings, 1900-2016: Twelve Decades Of Significant Song Revivals
Coauthor: Frank W, Hoffmann
Published: 2016
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781539860099

(17) Book Title:  Persistent Themes Is Sound Recordings: Topical Discographies On Addictions, Christmas, Death, And Religion
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2016
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781530767878

(18) Book Title:  Persistent Themes in Sound Recordings: Topical Discographies on Animals, Dance, Halloween, and Military Conflicts
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2016
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781533166623

(19) Book Title:  Persistent Themes in Sound Recordings: Topical Discographies on Communications, Metropolitan Centers, Transportation Vehicles, and Weddings
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2016
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781534692435

(20) Book Title:  Persistent Themes in Sound Recordings: Topical Discographies on Baseball, Education, Physical appearance, and the Romantic Cycle
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2016
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781535018586

(21) Book Title:  Persistent Themes in Ssound Recordings: Topical Discographies on Novelty Recordings, Technology, Time, and Weather
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2016
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781537072340

(22) Book Title:  Persistent Themes in Sound Recordings: Topical Discographies on Food & Drink, Medical Imagery, and Nursery Rhymes
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2016
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781537343730

(23) Book Title:  Persistent Themes in Sound Recordings: Topical Discographies on Cover Records, Musical Instruments, Nonsense Lyrics, and Tribute Tunes
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2016
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781539379171

(24) Book Title:  The Rise of Rock ‘N’ Roll, 1950-1959: A Literary Guide to the Most Influential Recording Artists, Composers, Disc Jockeys, and Record Companies of the Transformative Decade
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2016
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781530604883

(25) Book Title:  Rockabilly! -- The Artists, The Music, The Heritage: A Literary Resource Guide
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2016
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781523719990

(26) Book Title:  America in Transition, 1945-1975: A Musical
Perspective on Historical Change
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2017
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781545152621

(27) Book Title:  Cover Recordings, 1900-2016: Twelve Decades Of Significant Song Revivals – Volume 2
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2017
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781543256321

(28) Book Title:  The Doo-Wop Decades, 1945-1965: A Resource Guide To Vocal Groups And Their Recordings
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2017
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781974453177

(29) Book Title:  New Orleans Rhythm & Blues: A Resource Guide To Crescent City Artists And Their Recordings, 1945-1975
Coauthors: Debbie Edens, Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2017
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781548700102

(30) Book Title:  Soul Music Ascending, 1961-1970: From the Gospel/R&B Roots to the Pinnacle of the Pop Charts – A Reference Guide to Soulful Artists and Their Recordings
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2017
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781548375812

(31) Book Title:  The Triumph of Rhythm & Blues, 1945-1960: From Marginalized to Mainstream Hits – A Reference Guide to Artists and Their Recordings
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2017
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781546631361

(32) Book Title:  Assessing the Sonic Culture: Revelations Through Record Reviews
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2018
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781985771338

(33) Book Title:  Profiling Popular Music: Essays on Artists, Lyrics, Recordings, and Fans
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2018
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781985770027

(34) Book Title:  Revisiting Rock’s "Lost Years", 1959-1963: Demonstrating Continuity, Originality, and Development in American Popular Recordings
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2017
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781977564627

(35) Book Title:  The Rock ‘n’ Roll Bookshelf: Commentaries on Literary Investigations of America’s Music Culture
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2018
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781985770836

(36) Book Title:  Songs, Songwriters, and Lyrical Topics: Unearthing the Roots of American Popular Music, 1950-1964
Coauthor: Frank W. Hoffmann
Published: 2018
Publisher: Paw Paw Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  9781717352705

Author:  Cynthia Drew (Illustrated by Bill LaRocque)
Book Title:  Where Do Missing Things Go?
Published: 2012
Publisher: Legacy Book Publishing
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  978-1937952273

Author:  Trisha Durrant (Pat Moeller)
Book Title:  Almost Abducted
Published: 2017
Publisher: Cozy Cat Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  978-1-946063-23-6

Author:  Mark Essig
Book Title:  Lesser beasts: a snout-to-tail history of the humble pig
Published: 2015
Publisher: New York; Basic Books
Available for Purchase from: Amazon; Malaprops
ISBN:  978-0465052745

Author:  Joseph R. Haun
Book Title:  Unbelievable: Faith, Reason and the Search for Truth
Published: 2011
Publisher: Pisgah Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  978-0615517374

Author:  Perien Gray
Book Title:  Think of Me Now and Then (Poems)
Published: 2012
Publisher: Xlibris
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  978-1-4771-1196-3

Author:  George Francis Kunkel
Book Title:  The Kunkel Chronicles: Remembering Brooklyn
Published: 2016
Publisher: On Demand Publishing
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  978-1539977568 

Author:  Susan L. Larmon
(1) Book Title:  Fireworks in Quebec
Published: 2017
Publisher: CreateSpace
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN: 978-1542676892

(2) Book Title:  Body and Soul
Published: 2017
Publisher: CreateSpace
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN: 978-1545385128

Author:  Jim Lawrence
(1) Book Title:  Annie’s Angel
Published: 2000
Publisher: Xlibris
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN: 978-0738828435

(2) Book Title:  A Killing in Carter County
Published: 2001
Publisher: Xlibris
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN: 978-0738835969

(3) Book Title:  The Surrounding
Published: 2003
Publisher: Xlibris
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN: 978-0738828435

(4) Book Title:  The Flip-Flops of Jesus
Published: 2009
Publisher: Xlibris
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN: 1438228031

Author:  Ronald Manheimer
(1) Book Title:  Growing Up Existentially: A Journey from Absurdity to Consciousness
Published: 2018
Publisher: Jorvik Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon; Malaprops
ISBN: 978-0-9863770-5-1

(2) Book Title:  Mirrors of the Mind: Reflecting on Philosophers’ Autobiographies
Published: 2015
Publisher: Jorvik Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon; Malaprops
ISBN: 978-0988412286

(3) Book Title:  A Map to the End of Time: Wayfaring with Friends and Philosophers
Published: 1999
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN: 978-0393344868

(4) Book Title:  The Older Americans Almanac: A Reference Work on Seniors in the United States, Editor
  Published:  1998
Publisher: Cage/Cengage Learning
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN: 978-0810364233

(5) Book Title:  The Second Middle Age: Looking Differently at Life Beyond 50, Editor
Published: 1995
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN: 9778-0787604813

Author:  Gordon B. McKinney
Book Title:  Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform America: From the Civil War to the U.S. Senate
Published: 2013
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Available for Purchase from: Amazon; Malaprops; University Press of Kentucky
ISBN:  978-0-8131-4087-2

Author:  Peter Olevnik
(1) Book Title:  Look Homeward Asheville (Poems, Stories)
Published: 2008
Publisher: Biltmore Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  978-0-9789548-5-8

(2) Book Title:  Buried Pennies (Poems)
Published: 2017
Publisher: Ars Poetica, Division of Pisgah Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  978-1942016335

Author:  Mike Ross
Book Title:  Small Engine Repair (Poems)
Published: 2015
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  978-1-62229-994-2

Author:  Paula Ivaska Robbins
(1) Book Title:  The Travels of Peter Kalm, Finnish-Swedish Naturalist, through Colonial North America, 1748-1751
Published: 2007
Publisher: Purple Mountain Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  978-1-930098-80-0

(2) Book Title:  Jane Colden, America’s First Woman Botanist
Published: 2009
Publisher: Purple Mountain Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  0-916346-80-3

(3) Book Title:  The Best of the Rune Singers: Based on the Life of Elias Lönnrot, Compiler of the Finnish National Epic, The Kalevala
Published: 2012
Publisher: CreateSpace
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  1477466436

(4) Book Title:  On Strawberry Hill: The Transcendent Love of Gifford Pinchot and Laura Houghteling.
Published: 2017
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon; Malaprops
ISBN:  9780817358945, e-book 9780817390945

Author:  Theo Sable
Book Title:  Dirty Secrets (Poems)
Published: 2012
Publisher: Xlibris
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  978-1-4797-4836-5

Author:  Nelson Sartoris
Book Title:  Brain Slivers (Poems)
Published: 2016
Publisher: Ars Poetica, Division of Pisgah Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon; Barnes & Noble
ISBN:  978-1535125888

Author:  Barry Silverstein and Sharon Wood
Book Title: Let's Make Money, Honey: The Couple's Guide to Starting a Service Business
Published: 2015
Publisher: GuideWords Publishing
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN: 978-0-9965760-0-0

Author:  Bruce Spang
Book Title:  Those Close Beside Me
Published: 2018
Publisher: Portsmouth: Piscataqua Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN:  978-1-944393-89-2

Author:  William Swarts
(1) Book Title:  Strickland Plains and Other Poems
Published: 2009
Publisher: Black Buzzard Press
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN: 9780938872436

(2) Book Title:  Harmonies Unheard (Poems)
Published: 2016
Publisher: David Robert Books
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN: 978162549208

Author:  Susan Trammell
(1) Book Title:  The Transformational Power of Love: A Trilogy
Published: 2016
Publisher: CreateSpace
Available for Purchase from: Amazon; Barnes & Noble
ISBN: 978-1530230907

(2) Book Title:  Breaking up, Breaking Down, & Breaking Through:
Growing from Pain to Gain
Published: 2016
Publisher: CreateSpace
Available for Purchase from: Amazon; Barnes & Noble
ISBN: 9781530106035

Author:  Steve Wechselblatt
Book Title:  Diamonds and Moths
Published: 2017
Publisher: Black Bomb Books
Available for Purchase from: Amazon
ISBN: 978-0-9980116-1-5 

Author:  Norman Weeks
(1) Book Title:  Walden Contemporaneous
Published: 2012
Publisher: Kindle e-book
Available for Purchase from: Amazon

(2) Book Title:  Nature Norm’s North Woods
Published: 2012, 2017
Publisher: Kindle e-book
Available for Purchase from: Amazon