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This ongoing series of columns briefly profiles North Carolina writers as well as those who have written in or about the state. Patterson provides a short sketch of each writer, including birthplace, additional occupations, and works published. Also included is a column on Mebane Holomon Burgwyn, published in the FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER at the time of her death in 1992.
Mrs. Mebane Holoman Burgwyn of Woodland wrote a book called \"River Treasure.\" Its intended readership was eight to twelve years old and focused on fictional character 12 year-old Guy Harrison's adventures in the Occoneechee Neck, an impoverished area farmed by African American families. Ralph Ray of Gastonia illustrated the work and despite their collaboration the author and illustrator never met.
An overview of the seven books North Carolina author Mebane Holoman Burgwyn published during the twenty-two years of her writing career. This review explores the influence North Carolina had on the author and how it was reflected in the literature.