About the Author
Author and Cliffside native Alfred Reno Bailey is a veteran writer-producer-director in radio and TV broadcasting as well as film and video production. He enjoyed a second career as a computer consultant and software developer. After retirement, Bailey founded Remember Cliffside, an online repository of Cliffside history, memories, and photographs that has received wide acclaim for its purpose and scope.
What they are saying
“Reno Bailey has a winner in his first publication, 'Cliffside: Portrait of a Carolina Mill Town.'” —Jean Gordon, The Daily Courier
“And while Reno's captions are an education, it is the words that come to me out of the gingerbread, the front porches, the starched collars and creased brows that tell the tale. Cliffside's history as a mill town cobbled from nothing by one man is unique. Even so, if you're at all like me, you'll find yourself believing this is your story, too.” —Fred First (Read Fred's full review.)
“Ordered your book about Cliffside and have enjoyed it very much. I remember my father talking about quite a few people that you mention in the book. Congratulations, you did a wonderful job.” —Ron Powell
“I finished the book. Thought I was living in Cliffside there for awhile.” —James Jones
“I want to express my sincere thanks for your excellent work Cliffside: Portrait of a Carolina Mill Town. It's heart warming to know someone is interested in the history of our mill villages...
I plan to purchase another copy [for] my brother in Minnesota.” —Billy Childers
“You captured the 'love story,' the characters and flavor of the real Cliffside, and the grand photos of folks who
truly loved life, lived happily (most of them anyway), and shared their intelligence, wit and determination to help others along the way!” —Peggy Putnam Houser