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Katherine Scott Crawford is an award-winning writer, newspaper columnist, and college English teacher. She’s the author of Keowee Valley, an historical adventure set in the Revolutionary-era Carolinas and in the Cherokee country. Her parenting/outdoor life column appears in The Greenville News (S.C.) every Thursday, and is often picked up in newspapers across the country.

“A glorious debut from a gifted author.”
-Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Big Stone Gap and The Shoemaker’s Wife

Keowee Valley is a terrific first novel by Katherine Scott Crawford–a name that should be remembered.”
-Pat Conroy, bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and South of Broad

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New column: “Not your average sports story”

www.clemson.edu

www.clemson.edu

I don’t know if you heard, but the Clemson Tigers won the 2016 college football National Championship. The Tigers are my team: I’m a lifelong fan, and an alum. So that–and a love of sports, and more–is what my column is about this week in The Greenville News.

To read, click here.

I hope you enjoy it!

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Walking the Story: a new essay at the Bell Bridge Books blog

readyforGarthHappy, Happy Friday, friends!

A short piece of mine is currently being featured at my publisher’s website. Called “Walking the Story,” it’s about how I quite literally walked, hiked, backpacked, paddled, climbed and swam the story as I wrote my historical novel, Keowee Valley.

If you’d like to read it, click here.

* * And don’t forget that Keowee Valley is available from Amazon for only $1.99 (Kindle version) until January 15th!

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New column: “Saying goodbye to a friend”

DSC_0909When you were a kid, did you have a friend who moved away? Well, I’m a grown-up (most of the time), and my friend is moving away. So that’s what my column is about this week in The Greenville News. I hope y’all enjoy it!

To read, click here.

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New column: “We are all works in progress”

My column this week in The Greenville News is all about falling flat on your tush, and getting up again. And imperfection, life, and more. I sure hope y’all enjoy it.

To read, click here.

** Also, just in case you forgot, my historical novel, Keowee Valley, is available on Amazon for $1.99 until January 15th.

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Need a new book to read for 2017? “Keowee Valley” on sale for ONLY $1.99!

Keowee-Valley-screenHi, folks. I’m excited to share that the Kindle version of my historical novel, Keowee Valley, is on sale from now until January 15th at Amazon! ONLY $1.99! 

Folks have some really nice things to say about Keowee Valley: Pat Conroy called it “a terrific first novel,” Adriana Trigiani says it’s “a glorious debut from a gifted author,” Ron Rash calls it a “compelling story of one woman’s boldness and courage,” and Tommy Hays says it’s a “gripping, magically embodied novel.” They, and other authors, say more stuff about it, too, which you can read here.

If you’re looking for an historical adventure to light up the dark days of winter, I hope you’ll check it out. And if you’ve friends who are looking for something to read, I hope you’ll pass this along. There’s really nothing better to banish the doldrums of winter and to kick off a whole new year than a rollicking story.

For more information about Keowee Valley, including a sample of the Prologue and first chapter, and link to reviews, etc, check out the pages on my author website above (“About the Book,” and “Praise,” etc.)

To purchase Keowee Valley (Kindle version) for only $1.99, click here

 

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New column: “New Year’s traditions around the world and at home”

This New Year’s, be like people in other countries: toss flowers into the sea, talk to animals, wear colorful underwear. Smooch.

That and more in my column in The Greenville News.

Happy New Year to all!

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New column: “December birthdays”

My family, with one of the lions flanking the front doors at Biltmore.

My family, with one of the lions flanking the front doors at Biltmore.

My column this week in The Greenville News is for all the December babies, including myself, my mother, my father, my aunts, my brother-in-law, and my late grandfather. Yep, December is BIG at our house.

That, and it’s also about a birthday trip to the Biltmore Estate. I hope you enjoy it!

To read, click here.

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New column: “8 Christmas stories, courtesy of history”

web-xmas-truce-1-apMy column this week in The Greenville News is a nod to Christmas history. So many wonderful things have happened over the years at Christmas time; here are eight of my favorites.

To read, click here.

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New column: “The magic of Christmastime remains”

colonialwreathThe holidays, I think, are a special but complicated time to be a grown-up. This year, in particular, I’ve felt tender to the world. So that’s what I decided to write about in my column this week in The Greenville News.

I hope y’all enjoy it! And if you do, I hope you’ll share.

To read, click here.

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New column: “The comfort and necessity of our holiday rituals”

IMG_0421Happy Friday, all! Oh, how good it feels to welcome the weekend!

My column this week at The Greenville News is about my family’s holiday rituals, virtually unchanged since childhood. I hope you enjoy reading. And I’d love to hear about yours!

To read, click here.

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