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KINGSPORT (TN) TIMES NEWS 7 July 13 - 19, 2019 SATURDAY Prime Time July 13, 2019 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 BROADCAST CHANNELS WETP Volunteer Gar- dener Tennessee Cross- roads The Lawrence Welk Show Songs include "Of Thee I Sing." Still Open All Hours "Christmas" Keeping Up Ap- pearances Last of the Sum- mer Wine Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville Song of the Mountains The ETSU Old Time Ramblers string band. Austin City Limits James Bay and Rhian- non Giddens perform. WCYB News 5 at 6p Weekend (N) NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt Wheel of Fortune "America's Game" Jeopardy! ››› Furious 7 (2015, Action) Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson. A dead man's brother seeks revenge on the Toretto gang. News 5 Tonight (N) Saturday Night Live WATE WATE 6 News at 6 (N) ABC World News Tonight-David Muir Paid Program Paid programming. Family Feud Shark Tank Traditional handheld Argentini- an snack. (DVS) The Good Doctor "Risk and Reward" Shaun's honesty causes issues. The Rookie "Plain Clothes Day" The rookies are really put to the test. WATE 6 News at 11 (N) Castle "Eye of the Beholder" WBIR 10 News (N) NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt Wheel of Fortune "America's Game" Heartland Tonight ››› Furious 7 (2015, Action) Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson. A dead man's brother seeks revenge on the Toretto gang. 10 News Nightbeat (N) Saturday Night Live WJHL WJHL 6p News CBS Weekend News (N) Paid Program Paid programming. Paid Program Paid programming. Million Dollar Mile Contestants include a contortionist and a family man. (N) 48 Hours (N) 48 Hours "Defending DJ" A college student shot dead by police. WJHL 11p News (N) Whacked Out Sports WKPT The Six Million Dollar Man A ransom in gold is stolen en route. The Six Million Dollar Man "Population Zero" Scientist destroys a town. Columbo "The Conspirators" Irish poet fronts peace group. Frasier "Hot Ticket" Frasier "First Do No Harm" Frasier "Secret Admirer" Frasier "How to Bury a Millionaire" WAPK The Three Stooges Trio ends up in French Foreign Legion. Wonder Woman "Wonder Woman vs. Gargantua" A specially trained gorilla. Svengoolie "The Mummy's Curse" Star Trek "This Side of Paradise" Crew bewitched by space spores. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Mission is given to a retired pilot. WEMT Mike & Molly "Carl Gets a Girl" Mike & Molly a MLB Baseball (N) (Live) News 5 on Fox Just for Laughs Gags What Just Hap- pened??! What Just Hap- pened??! WSBN The Woodwright's Shop A Chef's Life Barbe- cue cabbage. Antiques Roadshow Autographed photos from NASA. Reconnecting Roots New Scandinavian Cooking America's Test Kitchen Nick Stellino: Storyteller Born to Ex- plore-Wiese Behind the Wings The Great British Baking Show Biscotti; arlettes; edible biscuit box. WLFG To Be Announced Instant Reference Bible Temple Baptist Grace Alive Higher Ground Baptist Church Belle Meadows Soul's Harbor The Apostolic Connection Power of the Harvest Everyday Manna The Gospel Message CABLE CHANNELS AMC ›› I Am Number Four (2011, Action) Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron. An alien teenager must evade those sent to kill him. ›› Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009, Children's) Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Amy Adams. Premiere. Exhibits come to life at one of the world's largest museums. ›› Ender's Game (2013) Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield. A gifted lad will lead the battle to save Earth's people. A&E Live PD "Live PD -- 07.20.18" Riding along with law enforcement. Live PD: Rewind "Live PD: Rewind No. 235" (N) Live PD "Live PD -- 07.13.19" (N) (Live) BET ›› Tyler Perry's Good Deeds (2012, Drama) Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton. A wealthy businessman falls in love with a struggling single mother. ›› The Family That Preys (2008, Drama) Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Tyler Perry. Greed and scandal test the mettle of two family matriarchs. ››› Fruitvale Station (2013) Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer. BRAVO Southern Charm "Dick Moves and Dick Pics" The guys go to Nashville, Tenn. Southern Charm "New Craig, Who Dis?" Shep adjusts to life with a puppy. Southern Charm "Sorry Not Sorry" Eliza hosts a day of skeet shooting. ›› Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016, Comedy) Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely. Madea fends off ghosts, ghouls and zombies on Halloween. ›› Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) CMTV Ace Ventura ›› Tommy Boy (1995) Chris Farley, David Spade. An heir tries to save his father's business. ›› Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice. ›› Ace Ventura: Pet Detective CNBC Undercover Boss "PostNet" Undercover Boss Undercover Boss "Gerber Group" Undercover Boss "Vivint" Undercover Boss "Family Dollar" Undercover Boss "Cinnabon Inc." COM ›› Happy Gilmore (1996) Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald. › The Waterboy (1998, Comedy) Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler. A simple- ton's angry outbursts lead to gridiron glory. › The Waterboy (1998, Comedy) Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler. A simple- ton's angry outbursts lead to gridiron glory. ›› Happy Gilmore (1996) Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald. CYB-CW Bones "The Carrot in the Kudzu" An actor from a kids' TV show is slain. Rizzoli & Isles "Can I Get a Witness?" A community activist is gunned down. Ring of Honor Wrestling (N) Paid Program Paid programming. Paid Program Paid programming. Madam Secretary "Thin Ice" A bomb explodes at a summit. Rizzoli & Isles Jane's brother may face more trouble. DISC Expedition Unknown Expedition Unknown Expedition Unknown Expedition Unknown: Rediscovered Josh searches for a city of gold. Expedition Unknown E! ››› Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005, Fantasy) Daniel Radcliffe. Premiere. (DVS) ››› Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) Daniel Radcliffe. Voldemort lays a trap for Harry at the Triwizard Tournament. (DVS) ESPN NBA Basketball d NBA Summer League Basketball Second Quarterfinal: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) d NBA Summer League Basketball Third Quarterfinal: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) s Boxing Shakur Stevenson vs. Franklin Manzanilla. (N) (Live) ESPN2 e CFL Football: Alouettes at Redblacks e CFL Football Calgary Stampeders at Hamilton Tiger-Cats. From Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. (N) (Live) E:60 d NBA Summer League Basketball FOOD Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives "Rockstar Chefs" Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Checking out timeless Triple-D classics. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Guy Fieri tries small town joints. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Guy Fieri tries dynamite desserts. FOXFX ›› Ghostbusters (2016, Comedy) Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones. Four women battle mischievous ghosts in New York. ››› Deadpool (2016, Action) Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein. Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. ›› Men in Black 3 (2012, Action) Will Smith. Agent J must go back to the past to save mankind's future. FOXSS Red Bull X Fighters From Pretoria, South Africa. Cape Cod: A Jour- ney to the Bigs Braves Live! Pre- game (N) (Live) a MLB Baseball Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres. From PETCO Park in San Diego. (N) (Live) Braves Live! Post- game (N) (Live) FREE ››› Ratatouille (2007) Voices of Patton Oswalt. Animated. A French rat enjoys good food and longs to become a chef. ››› Moana (2016, Children's) Voices of Dwayne Johnson, Auli'i Cravalho, Rachel House. Animated. A once- mighty demigod and a teen sail across the ocean. ››› The Lion King (1994, Children's) Voices of Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons. Animated. The son of a king battles treachery to claim his destiny. H&G Love It or List It "Second Time Selling" Love It or List It "Separate Spaces" Pool Kings (N) Supersize My Pool Pool Hunters (N) Best. Pool. Ever. Hunters Int'l House Hunters (N) Beach Bargain HIST Ancient Aliens "The UFO Conspiracy" Ancient Aliens (DVS) Ancient Aliens: Declassified "Exploring Alien Phenomena" Aliens' legacy on Earth. ION Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit LIFE Sleepwalking in Suburbia (2017, Suspense) Lucie Guest, Emilie Ullerup. Stalked by My Doctor: A Sleepwalker's Nightmare (2019) Eric Roberts. Suburban Swingers Club (2019, Drama) Dana Davis, Jesse Ruda. NICK SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants Animated. A journey to the surface world. Henry Danger "Massage Chair" All That (N) All That Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader Friends Friends Monica buys a new bed. Friends Friends PARMT ›››› Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Harrison Ford. An archaeologist races Nazis to find a powerful relic. ››› Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984, Adventure) Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan. Indy squares off against bloodthirsty Indian cultists. ››› Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989, Adventure) Harrison Ford, Sean Connery. Indy's hunt for his missing father leads to the Holy Grail. SYFY ›› Blade: Trinity (2004, Horror) Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Jessica Biel. Blade and a pair of vampire slayers battle Dracula. ›› Constantine (2005, Fantasy) Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf. A man who sees demons helps a policewoman probe her sister's death. Futurama "Insane in the Mainframe" Futurama "Bendin' in the Wind" TBN Precious Memories In Touch With Dr. Charles Stanley Huckabee (N) Somebody's Hour of Power With Bobby Schuller Michael Youssef Huckabee TBS ››› Beauty and the Beast (2017, Children's) Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans. A young woman discovers the kind heart and soul of a beast. (DVS) The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Full Frontal With Samantha Bee The Detour "The B.J." TLC Say Yes to the Dress Say Yes to the Dress Say Yes to the Dress Say Yes to the Dress JFK Jr. and Carolyn's Wedding: The Lost Tapes John F. Kennedy Jr.'s wedding. (N) JFK Jr. and Carolyn's Wedding: The Lost Tapes John F. Kennedy Jr.'s wedding. TOON World of Gumball World of Gumball Craig of the Creek Victor-Valent. Dragon Ball Z Kai Dragon Ball Super Rick and Morty Rick and Morty Family Guy My Hero Ac... Dragon Ball Super Attack on Titan TNT ››› The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman. Bilbo and company encounter the fearsome dragon Smaug. (DVS) ››› Kong: Skull Island (2017, Adventure) Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson. Explorers encounter a gigantic ape and monstrous creatures. (DVS) ››› Pacific Rim (2013) Charlie Hunnam. Humans pilot giant robots to fight monstrous creatures. (DVS) USA ›› Fast Five (2011, Action) Vin Diesel, Paul Walker. (DVS) ›› San Andreas (2015) Dwayne Johnson. A rescue pilot must save his family after an earthquake. ›› London Has Fallen (2016) Gerard Butler. (DVS) WGN-A M*A*S*H "Tuttle" M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H PREMIUM CHANNELS DISN ››› Zootopia (2016) Voices of Ginnifer Goodwin. Animated. Police rabbit Judy Hopps joins forces with a wily fox. Raven's Home "Twister, Sister" Sydney to the Max Just Roll With It "Date Fright" Andi Mack Bunk'd "An Udder Disaster" Amphibia Big City Greens Raven's Home Andi Mack "Cookie Monster" HBO ›› Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018, Adventure) Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard. Owen and Claire try to save the dinosaurs from a volcano. ›› Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Eddie Redmayne. Premiere. Newt Scamander battles devious wizard Gellert Grindelwald. Euphoria "Shook One Pt. II" Rue tries to get clean for Jules. Big Little Lies "Kill Me" Bonnie relives painful memories. HBO2 ››› Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Rami Malek. Singer Freddie Mercury and Queen find success in the 1970s. Divorce "Miami" ›› Beerfest (2006, Comedy) Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Erik Stolhanske. Brothers play beer games in Germany. ››› Deadpool 2 (2018, Action) Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz. Deadpool joins forces with a team of mutants to fight Cable. MAX ›› Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Dylan O'Brien. Jett "Bennie" Bennie cleans up a mess. ›› Against the Ropes (2004, Drama) Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, Tony Shalhoub. A female boxing-manager bonds with a fighter. ›› The Great White Hype (1996) Samuel L. Jackson. A flashy boxing promoter serves up a Caucasian contender. Jett Bennie cleans up a mess. MAX2 ›› Sucker Punch (2011, Action) Emily Browning. A girl's dream world provides an escape from a dark reality. › The Fourth Kind (2009) Milla Jovovich. A psychologist in Nome, Alaska, uncovers evidence of alien abductions. ››› Inception (2010, Science Fiction) Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page. A thief enters people's dreams and steals their secrets. ››› American Made (2017) SHOW ›› Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Ciarán Hinds. The globe-trotter battles a scientist for Pandora's box. ››› Charlie's Angels (2000, Action) Cameron Diaz. Three nubile crimefighters must solve a kidnapping. ›› Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003, Action) Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu. Private detectives try to retrieve cryptic information. The Loudest Voice "1995" TMC Assassination Games (2011) Jean-Claude Van Damme. Rival assassins join forces against a drug cartel. ›› The Dark Tower (2017, Fantasy) Idris Elba. A Gunslinger defends the Dark Tower from the Man in Black. ›› Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1995) Renée Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey. › Sorority Row (2009, Horror) Briana Evigan, Leah Pipes, Rumer Willis. A killer stalks a group of sorority sisters. tonight's picks Eddie Redmayne 6 p.m. on OXY Injustice With Nancy Grace Former courtroom prosecutor turned legal analyst Nancy Grace digs into some of the most challenging and intricately construct- ed true-crime stories in this new series, in which she'll bring to light previous untold cases marked by botched investigations, suppressed evidence, wrongful accusa- tions and unjust sentences. 8 p.m. on HBO Movie: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Eddie Redmayne returns as magizoologist Newt Scamander in this second entry in the "Fantastic Beasts" film franchise, a spinoff of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" universe of stories. Set in 1927, this 2018 fantasy finds Newt pressed into service with Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to track down fugitive wizard Gellert Grin- delwald (Johnny Depp), who escaped while being transported to stand trial for multiple misdeeds. 9 p.m. on BBCA Planet Earth: The Hunt BBC America continues its "Wild Sum- mer" theme programming with this new documentary narrated by Sir David At- tenborough that takes a detailed look at remarkable strategies Earth's top hunters use to succeed, reflecting the amount of effort expended by these predators just to stay alive themselves. The competition between predators and prey is extremely complex, yet successful predators lead to healthy habitats. 10 p.m. on OWN To Have and to Hold: Charlotte In the new episode "It's Time to Make Moves," Josh takes an important step in his relationship with both Peter and Juliana. Meanwhile, Darhyl puts his foot down on the issue of starting a family. 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SUNDAY STORIES A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE KINGSPORT TIMES NEWS • SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018 Fall Naturalists Rally ....... p. 2 Exploring Roan Mountain ETSU Honors College ...... p. 3 Similar career goals bring friends back together Out & About with Katherine ..................................... pgs. 4-5 Gearing up for fall Sunday Stories Showcase ..................................... pgs. 6-7 Highlighting local businesses This Week in Sports ......... p. 9 Celebrating sports with pictures Sunday Scrapbook ................................. pgs. 10-12 Sharing reader photos If you would like to discontinue receiving Sunday Stories, please call 423-392-1390. By Suzi McKee After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in finance, Lonnie Salyer never dreamed his life would take a musical turn - one that would impact not only his life but the lives of future generations in the Tri-Cities. Lonnie had always liked music and after participating in Leadership Kingsport in 2011, the seed was planted for making a concentrated effort to give back to the community in which Lonnie had grown up. The Dobyns-Bennett grad had collected a variety of things as he grew up: sports cards and Beatles and Rolling Stones music to name a few. But his thirst for the historical aspect of music and recording studios in the area started Lonnie on a journey that has brought him to a new chapter in his life. "About three years ago, I was looking on eBay for a CD of Sticks McGhee who was a blues guy from here in Kingsport," Lonnie began, "and I ran across a 78-rpm record that was listed from Kingsport Records. I knew about Trail Records here in town because a distant cousin owned it but learning about another recording studio really stirred my interest." With this one find, Lonnie set about to begin research to learn as much as possible about the history of early music in this area. One of the first things he learned was that between 1946 and the early 1980s, there were about 18 recording labels and studios between Rogersville and Big Stone Gap, Virginia. "Most of these records, companies and artists have very little documentation on them," Lonnie continued, "so my mission is to discover the musical heritage of our area one dusty old record at a time." Lonnie's musical step back in time is driven by a passion for preserving the history of the music industry in the Tri-Cities. He's become somewhat of an expert and continually searches in flea markets, antique stores and old record shops for labels and artists from this area. He currently owns two 78-rpm records that are the only known copies in the world, but he stresses that he values the historical preservation more than the monetary value of his collection. Because of the growing interest in his work, Lonnie has created a Facebook page called, "Big Lon's Crateful Dig." It's a play on words, he explains, because record collectors go "crate digging" looking for elusive labels and artists. "I just thought it was a catchy title and as more information about my passion spreads, my following continues to grow," he added. Lonnie uses the Facebook page to gather information from people in the Tri-Cities and beyond who have intimate knowledge of a band, a band member, or a record that is found in someone's attic. Lonnie was invited to join the founders of The Ernest Tube, a business in Bristol with a sister facility in Cleveland, Ohio, for their Open House during Rhythm and Roots last year. Lonnie played some of the local records that he's collected and received a lot of attention from the crowd in attendance. Kris Truelsen, Director of Radio Bristol, was impressed with Lonnie's knowledge and collection of local recordings and invited him to do a live radio show that has evolved into "Diggin' with Big Lon." Broadcast from The Birthplace Of Country Music Museum on WBCM 100.1 FM, Lonnie's show features local, original vintage records from the 45 and 78 rpm format. "The show is featured on Thursdays at 5 p.m. and is streamed to 130 countries around the world. You can also listen to it at or with a smart phone app. The coolest part is they let me play what I want - soul, garage rock, country, bluegrass, gospel, all local records," Lonnie continued. In addition to the radio show, "Big Lon" plays a live 45 rpm show at Elderbrew in Bristol from 7 to 9 p.m., the last Thursday of each month. With exposure on the web and contact from an ETSU Appalachian Studies Program professor, Lonnie has begun working with a record company in Germany to assist them with the compilation of a historical collection that will be released soon. "It's really come full circle. I have avid music fans from all around the world contacting me about artists and records from the Tri-Cities and surrounding locales. I'm a brand ambassador, if you will, for Appalachian musical culture." The local community has recognized his passion as well. Lonnie has been a guest blogger for the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and was recently named to the board of directors of the Kingsport-based Appalachian Cultural Music Association and Mountain Music Museum. "I have a passion for what I do," Lonnie explained, "I'm not just a collector; I want to know the story behind the band, the record, and how the recording came into existence." And what will become of the hard work that Lonnie Salyer has devoted to the musical heritage of our area once he's finished with it? "I want to leave my work to a local museum or archive so that future generations can learn more about the important role our area played in the music industry of America," Lonnie said. 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THANK YOU $ 8 95 with coupon 2018 READERS CHOICE K I N G S P O R T , T E N N E S S E E (Limit 2 Dinners) SUNDAY STORIES A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE KINGSPORT TIMES NEWS • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2018 Sincerely, Susan ................ p. 2 Cherishing your heartfelt response Crumley House ................. p. 3 Gearing up for the Polynesian Beach Party Faith in Action ........... pgs. 4-5 Learning more about Preaching Christ Church Sunday Stories Showcase ..................................... pgs. 6-7 Highlighting local businesses Sunday Scrapbook ..................................pgs. 10-11 Sharing reader photos If you would like to discontinue receiving Sunday Stories, please call 423-392-1390. By T. Glen Moody, Ph.D., Curator and Katherine Scoggins After I finished the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership I spent 5 years in post-doctoral research teaching doctoral students Organizational Behavior, Organizational Culture and Change, Decision Science, and Behavioral Economics. In every class and research project we delved into the many facets and tiers of organizational structures, processes and changes. Not to anyone's surprise, we found time and again that (a) change in organizations is necessary and (b) we all hate change. Irish writer George Bernard Shaw said "progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." The old expression "the only thing constant is change" is true in life and business, and especially true in the book business where an average of 5,000 new book titles are produced every day. The effect is that when a new book is published an older title goes out of print, so instead of just working with 5 million books in print, we typically work with a database of 5 million books in print plus nearly 100 million titles that are out of print (in English). Welcome to the "new AND used" book business. I Love Books Bookstore has about 400 different categories of books, many which include both new and used books. Because a category may have between 12 and 2,000 titles, new categories and sub-categories are continuously added and categories are relocated to different places in the store, depending on space, demand and utility. We have just expanded our quilting books, classic car books, woodworking books and architectural books. We're reducing our selection of business books (currently 2,000 titles), some fiction, and other slower categories. That means we constantly have numerous price reductions and sales' tables in the store and outside the front of the store. The majority of new book titles are released in the fall of the year, so we're trying to make more room. Embrace the change, the bargains and the wide selection of books at I Love Books Bookstore. You'll be glad you did. Speaking of new book titles... This year has produced two from popular regional author Dr. Lin Stepp - book 11 in her Smoky Mountain Novels series and "Discovering Tennessee State Parks" co-authored with husband J.L. Stepp. The Stepps will sign copies of their books from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at I Love Books Bookstore. The Stepps "specialize" in writing books about Tennessee State Parks and pack their websites and blogs with folksy information and lots of wonderful photos. In a recent phone interview with columnist Katherine Scoggins, Dr. Stepp explained what drove her to start writing the Nature Guide Books - and then what inspired the works of fiction. "J.L. and I liked to walk - not the long, strenuous hikes, the moderate-paced hikes. But we could never find books on hikes that we could find out much about," Dr. Stepp explained. They hiked 110 hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains to write their first guidebook, "The Afternoon Hiker" and then explored 56 Tennessee State Parks over a two-year period, culminating in their latest book "Discovering Tennessee State Parks." They love to get out of doors and are already starting another guidebook. One of those individuals who excels at multitasking, Dr. Stepp made it her goal to complete two novels a year. "I've always been a reader," she explains, "and I grew up in these mountains. The people here are honest people with good stories to tell. That's the type of stories I wanted to read. According to my publisher, a lot of other people wanted to read those stories, too, but there weren't any available, so I started writing them." And, based on her success, they were a huge hit - resulting in her reaching bestseller status in the publishing world. "I write about people I know, that we've met in our travels and people that live the kind of lives we live. I travel in the Smoky Mountains and around the Appalachian area a lot of the time. I stop in small towns, at music festivals, and like to visit old homesteads and farms," she said. Dr. Stepp's enthusiasm for this part of the country is infectious. She has been called "a wonderful ambassador of this area." Her books are popular with teachers, grandmothers, teens and a certain East Tennessee singer and actress (Dolly)." "I thought it would be a good idea to get Dolly Parton interested in some of my fiction and Dolly loves my books. By her request, I send her a copy of every new Smoky Mountain novel released," Dr. Stepp shared. All of the books have wide appeal. "My books are clean and decent - they don't deal with a lot of questionable conduct or graphic issues." Come meet the Stepps and purchase their books at I Love Books Bookstore this Saturday (Sept. 8) from 2 to 4 p.m. I Love Books is located on the upper level of the Fort Henry Mall in Kingsport. INDEX Dr. Lin and J.L. Stepp will sign copies of their books from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at I Love Books Bookstore. (Contributed) Change is constant at

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