Although it wasn't a huge sum, I was pleased to receive my first royalty payment for A Year in Asheville, my book of photographs that explores Asheville's "Year of Bliss" (as mentioned in Eric Weiner's book Geography of Bliss.)
A Year in Asheville contains nearly 300 "vernacular-style" photographs. The photographs capture the unique character and spirit of Asheville
in the days leading up to the Great Recession which struck in October
2008. From the neo-hippies of Lexington Avenue to the street performers at
Pack Square, the book captures every aspect of life in what The New York
Times described as the "Appalachian Shangri-La."