Mary A. Joyce has worked for two major metropolitan area newspapers as a writer, columnist, artist, Sunday magazine editor and feature editor. On the side, she’s written magazine articles and five other books. Currently she is editor of the Sky Ships over Cashiers website which features cutting-edge topics.
Her career includes working for a Fortune 100 company coordinating art and printing for talking children’s books. In that capacity, she worked directly with many creative teams including those at Marvel Comics, Golden Books, Mr. Rogers, Berenstain Bears and Steven Spielberg’s “ET” book staff.
She also has worked for the world’s largest private printing company, a major metropolitan air pollution control agency, a community college and political campaigns.
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There are military bases hidden beneath North Carolina's mountains that most people have never heard about. Even those who are aware of facilities under Area 51 in Nevada and other Western States may not be aware of North Carolina's secret bases. Remarkably, those bases are located near well-known tourist attractions in the state: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Mount Mitchell State Park, Devil's Courthouse on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Chimney Rock State Park. Yet, the underground facilities are so well camouflaged that few people know they exist. The information about the secret bases is mostly from those with military, law enforcement and high security backgrounds plus citizens who have stumbled upon evidence. The 8.5 x 11 inch magazine-style book also features lots of photos and maps that go along with the testimonies.
Cherokee Little People Were Real was written to help preserve a unique bit of American history, a history that captivates the imagination. The book features testimonies of men who discovered ancient little tunnels, small skeletons and even a child-size skull with all its wisdom teeth when they were working on early construction projects at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Discoveries also were made at old moonshine and mining sites south of the campus. The book features lots of photos, including one of an intriguing face on an ancient metal oval that was found after an historic flood washed away significant topsoil in the region. Discovery sites are clearly pointed out on maps that may help archaeologists discover even more evidence that an ancient race of Little People once lived in the North Carolina Mountains.