About Us

Shelf Life in the Mountains is the blog for the Fontana Regional Library system, serving Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties in western North Carolina. 

Our blog contributors come from all over our three county region.  Keep reading to find out a little bit more about each one.

Charles is the Assistant County Librarian for Macon County. Past jobs include working at a large public library, two academic libraries, a bookstore, a music store and some years as a library consultant.  When choosing non-fiction, he prefers history, and otherwise various sub-genres of speculative fiction.

Amy is the Training & Digital Content Coordinator for Fontana Regional Library. She spends most of her free time reading, gaming, and learning a variety of crafts. 

Stephen works as the Regional Cataloger at Fontana Regional Library Headquarters in Bryson City.  He has worked at a large public library, an academic library and a number of county libraries.  Also trained as a historian, he likes to read history, biography, and mysteries.

Danielle works in Adult Services at the Jackson County Public Library.  “My love of libraries started at a young age, influenced by my mom who has been an avid library user all my life. I am fairly new to the library world, having been in the restaurant / brewing industry for the last few decades. I started out as a volunteer shelver, moved through the land of circulation and now to the world of reference. I have lived in multiple states spanning several regions of the U.S. My husband and I moved to beautiful WNC in January of 2017 and are very happy to call this our new home. I enjoy writing and have had a background in science (geology), small business, and food. I love history and dystopian novels and try to branch out from my comfortable genres as much as I can.”




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