Bright Mountain Books

Bright Mountain Books was established by Eric and Cynthia Bright in 1983 in Asheville, North Carolina, drawing upon their early career experiences in Boston, where Cynthia edited nonfiction at Beacon Press and Eric designed elementary textbooks for Ginn and Company. The Brights operated Bright Horizons, a regional book distribution business, full time and published books part time during the 1980s and '90s. Bright Mountain endeavored to give visibility to the area's talented writers and to celebrate the history and traditional culture of western North Carolina and the southern Appalachian mountains. 

Bright Mountain Books is not currently publishing new books, and therefore is not accepting manuscripts for review. Many of its more than 50 titles are no longer in print, and several have been reprinted by other publishers. John F. Blair, Publisher will continue handling distribution for Bright Mountain Books’ active titles.

From Bright Mountain Books

The Book of Corn Cookery
by Mary L. Wade

Disorder in the Court!
by Bob Terrell & Marcellus Buchanan

Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey
by David Joy
illustrations by Michael Polomik

The Legend of Nance Dude
by Maurice Stanley

Mountain Spirits
by Joseph Dabney

Old Favorite Honey Recipes
by the Iowa Honey Producers Association

Rustic Construction
by W. Ben Hunt

Vegetarian Medicines
by Clarence Meyer