Eblen’s Murdock uses book to keep folks warm
(Asheville Citizen-Times) When you see a line snaking out the door at a popular bookstore, you might assume that a famous writer is inside with copies of a freshly printed novel or memoir, robotically scribbling “best wishes” and a signature on the flyleaf before moving on to the next eager purchaser. At Barnes & Noble in Biltmore Park on Saturday, that writer was Bill Murdock, definitely not a chart-topping author, and possibly the most humble man in Asheville. Murdock, co-founder and executive director of Eblen-Kimmel Charities, seemed quite surprised and extremely grateful as he looked up at the small sea of readers waiting patiently to receive his signature on their volume, or, in many cases, multiple copies. But Murdock’s thoughts were not fixed on the dollar signs that might beef up his bank account. Instead, 100 percent of profits from the book will go directly to the Eblen Charities Heating Assistance Program to keep local families warm this winter.
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Listen to a PODCAST interview about the event, between Matt Mittan and Bill Murdock.