Also, the owner of the Tasty Beverage bottle shop in Asheville announced it would stand by Wicked Weed, and more.
A local cookbook, a story about a stunt cat and much more top the lists of adult and children's bestsellers at Malaprop's this year.
Also, Anam Cara Theatre Company is accepting play proposals for its 2016-2017 season, and more.
Two years ago, she was working at Asheville Parks & Recreation. Today, Shepherd is an author with a big-time publishing house contract.