Reviews

  • "This is seriously good literature. Some endings are predictable—not this one. This touching story will pull at your heartstrings. Powerful fiction."—Jameson Gregg, Georgia Author of the Year and author of Luck Be A ChickenReview for The Valley Where They Danced
  • "One of the reasons this book is praised so highly is the authenticity of even the most minute detail."—Review, Mountain Laurel MagazineReview for The Valley Where They Danced
  • “The True measure of a grand story — such as The Valley Where They Danced — is not so much in knowing the characters, but in wanting to know them because the writer has elevated their presence to the promise of wonderment. This is a splendid celebration of life, tenderly, warmly told. In short, it is a story that matters because the people matter.”—Terry Kay, Author and inductee to Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Review for The Valley Where They Danced
  • "The Valley Where They Danced is the best novel I've read in 20 years. This is a storyteller's story that you better not start unless you have time to finish it…because you will. It's a love story with surprises. It’s influenced by Indian lore. It could easily be called a mystery novel. And all the while, one gets a clear picture of Northeast Georgia and its people just after WWI. This book is special."—The late Gordon Sawyer, Advertising executive, speaker and author Review for The Valley Where They Danced
  • "When I became editor of the local newspaper, someone gave me a copy of White County 101. Emory has filled each little story with humor and zest. When I met the author weeks later, I realized Emory Jones and humor go hand in hand. This is a fun book that never grows old."—Billy Chism, Former editor and publisher, The White County NewsReview for White County 101
  • "This book presents us with little 'bits' of White County wisdom and history presented in a humorous style that will prompt you to search deeper."—Judy D. Lovell, Past President, White County Historical Society, columnist, historian Review for White County 101
  • "If you love White County or know someone who does, this book is for you. It's fun, entertaining and, oddly enough, informative."—Phil Hudgins, Retired newspaper publisher columnist and author Review for White County 101
  • "This book is one my agents and I like to give to new-comers so they can get a good feeling for what this county and this area is all about."—Alan Boggs, Broker/owner, Alco Reality, Cleveland, Georgia Review for White County 101
  • "Thou hast nary an inkling of the merriment herein."—General James OglethorpeReview for Zipping Through Georgia
  • "It captured me like a squad of Union soldiers."—Jefferson Davis Review for Zipping Through Georgia
  • "This book is so good; the kids ate up every page!"—The Goat ManReview for Zipping Through Georgia
  • "This ranks right up there with 'The Grapes of Wrath' and some other book I read one time."—Ludlow PorchReview for Zipping Through Georgia
  • "The audio is even better than the book. We listened to it going home from Georgia and laughed the whole way. The author's enthusiasm comes through loud and clear."—Walter and Sandy Shade, Ft. Lauderdale, FloridaReview for Zipping Through Georgia
  • "This book is a beautiful compilation of history, poetry, art, and the voices of those who love and respect one of Georgia s most recognized sites."—Shirley McDonaldReview for Distant Voices
  • "Surely Emory Jones must have collected all there is about Yonah Mountain and the Nacoochee Mound. Anyone who is interested in the subject should keep this volume on their reference shelf between Webster's Dictionary and the Family Bible."—John Kollock Review for Distant Voices
  • - [ ] “The real treasure of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound has finally been unearthed in this book. Jones presents the magic, mystique, charm and beauty of this historic landmark. The ‘distant voices’ that have emanated in and around this venerable site will continue to resonate for ages as a result of this insightful work.” —Judge Garrison Baker, historian and authorReview for Distant Voices
  • - [ ] “The Indian Mound at Nacoochee speaks to us all. I am always impressed with how dark it is at night and how little has changed in that valley. With this book, Emory Jones has shined a beautiful light on this special place.” —John Erbele, Sautee Nacoochee residentReview for Distant Voices
  • "This is much more than a book about pottery. It's a book about life. And once you've read it, you'll feel you know the characters personally."—Wayne Hardy, Editor and Publisher, White County NewsReview for Memories Etched in Pott’ry
  • "Emory has written a wonderful memoir that allows us to glimpse the famous potters, Cheever and Arie Meaders as skilled potters and delightful people. One gets to understand the changing times that made Cheever's life calling obsolete."—Ann Banke, Retired educator and lover of historyReview for Memories Etched in Pott’ry
  • "This book is a must for all interested in Georgia history as well as those who have a love for the art of "turning and burning" as old-time potters did it in the past." A word of caution: Once you start reading, it's impossible to stop until the end."—William M. House, Attorney at Law and avid pottery collectorReview for Memories Etched in Pott’ry
  • "Fess Parker, a rooster named Joe, Shooting Yankees from the front porch, mule measles and daisies on pottery…heck…just read it, you'll love it!"—Doug Dahlgren, Radio host and author of the Son series Review for Memories Etched in Pott’ry
  • "Anyone visiting Helen or the surrounding area needs this book. It not only tells the story of Alpine Helen but gives visitors lots of great ideas about things to do while they're here."—Jerry Brown, Executive Director, Alpine Helen Convention and Visitors BureauReview for Helen 101
  • "Informative and entertaining! Emory's unique style of writing captures the reader's interest and draws one to visit Alpine Helen. A comprehensive, personal guide you'll refer to often."—Nancy Ackerman, Chief Executive Officer, Helen Arts and Heritage Council Review for Helen 101
  • "Helen 101 is a must-have book for anyone who loves the Helen area. As the name implies, it is the handbook to Helen and hereabouts!"—David Greear, Historian and co-author of Arcadia's Images of America—Helen Review for Helen 101
  • "I loved this book! Its chocked full of useful information and just enough humor to keep you entertained throughout. Don't visit North Georgia without a copy in your car."—Frank Giles, Editor, Florida Grower magazine and Cotton Grower magazine Review for Helen 101
  • "This little book will help you find remarkable places you may have never thought of visiting before. Everyone who loves Northeast Georgia should have a copy."—Nancy Hanson, Dahlonega, GA, AKA Ludlow Porch’s “My Nancy”Review for Experience Northeast Georgia
  • "Even without the CDs that go along with this, you'll find this little book to be a helpful guide to discovering North Georgia's hidden gems."—Betty Highsmith, Emeritus board member, White County Historical Society Review for Experience Northeast Georgia
  • "The book even has a section for checking off and making notes about each place you visit. It's a great way to get the grandkids involved in learning about this area."—Bunny Winter, Longtime Nacoochee Valley resident Review for Experience Northeast Georgia
  • “My wife and I listened to the CDs while driving to Chattanooga, and they are unbelievable. I mean the wording—the fact that John Kollock is narrating it—everything about it is a work of art, and the little book that comes with it is a great addition.”—Duncan Dobie, Author Review for Experience Northeast Georgia Travel Guide
  • “John Kollock and Emory Jones teamed up to create something extraordinary. This audio guide is a timeless treasure.”—Arnold Dyer, Lifelong North Georgia residentReview for Experience Northeast Georgia Travel Guide
  • “I am still overwhelmed by this incredible project. I love DeDe Vogt’s music, and John Kollock is the perfect narrator.”—Linda Jordan, Tallahassee, Florida Review for Experience Northeast Georgia Travel Guide
  • “As a newcomer, I’ve learned so much from these CDs. It’s the little anecdotes that make it special. You can read historical facts anywhere. But these little stories make it all so real.”—Alta Buckley, Sautee Nacoochee resident Review for Experience Northeast Georgia Travel Guide
  • “As a gold medal winner in livestock judging at the National Future Farmers of America competition, I know a good pig when I see one. And I know what it takes to exhibit a Grand Champion. Without a doubt, I would award the Blue Ribbon to Cunningham! I thought this book sizzled like frying bacon, even though it’s obvious the author is a ham.”—Nathan Deal, 82nd Governor of Georgia Review for Cunningham and Other Pigs I Have Known
  • “When two former Star Greenhands and fellow FFA state officers put their creative heads together, you never know what will happen. In this case, it turns out to be a funny, funny book about pigs. Way to go, guys!”—Gary Black, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture and former state FFA president Review for Cunningham and Other Pigs I Have Known
  • “As a chicken man, I didn’t know pigs could be so funny. This is a fantastic collection of humorous stories deeply rooted in an appreciation for agriculture and the rural way of life.”—Mike Giles, Georgia Poultry Federation President and recipient of the Honorary American FFA DegreeReview for Cunningham and Other Pigs I Have Known

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