Discover the World of Keowee Valley

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.

“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: “One enchanted prom night”

promIf you didn’t know, it’s prom season. Ah, the memories. So that’s what my column is about this week in The Greenville News.

There’s also a picture of my friends and me in our prom attire. Let’s all remember, it was the nineties.

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New newspaper column: “Expectations: friend or foe?”

My column this week in The Greenville News is all about those tricky little expectations we have of life, of others, and of ourselves.

I sure hope y’all enjoy. To read, click here.

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New column: “There is no magic pill”

With writers Sue Silverman, Amy Wallen, and Rachel Groves

With writers Sue Silverman, Amy Wallen, and Rachel Groves

My column this week in The Greenville News is about last week, when I was a California girl. And also about trying to write, and be a mother, and be good at both those things, at the very same time. Otherwise known as: Easy peasy. Easy as pie. A cakewalk. Ain’t nothin’ to it.

HA.

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New column: “Happy Anniversary to us!”

This week’s column in The Greenville News is a great big thank you to you fine readers.

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New column: “So much more than a family reunion”

Last week’s column in The Greenville News now has a link (it didn’t last week). It’s all about family, food, friends, kids, and kinship.

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New column: “The college kids are just fine”

collegeMy column this week in The Greenville News is about what it’s like being a college professor, teaching writing, college students, my old college profs, and my experiences conducting creative writing workshops just last week.

I hope y’all enjoy, and I hope you have a lovely Easter!

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What will we do without Pat Conroy?

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This week’s column in The Greenville News is in memory of beloved South Carolina author Pat Conroy, who passed away very recently due to pancreatic cancer.

There was no question, when it came time to write my next column, that it would be about him. His work has been a part of my life for 20+ years, inspired my own career, and in my family, we consider him our literary patron saint.

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New column: “Celebrating women’s history in our own words”

rosieThis week’s column in The Greenville News is an homage to the ladies, because it’s National Women’s History Month! The column is filled with, among other things, some of my favorite quotes from some of my favorite women.

Hoorah for the ladies!

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Dear South Carolina – Love, Pat Conroy

By now, most of you know that South Carolina lost its native son, writer Pat Conroy, only this week to pancreatic cancer. Devastated, I’ve combed the Internet over the past several days for different obituaries and tributes to him.

Today, I came across this link to the foreword of a book of essays Conroy edited, which was published in 2013. He wrote the foreword; it is, very much so, a love letter to the state of South Carolina. I just had to share.

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New column: “What price is civility?”

This week’s column in The Greenville News asks the question, “What price are we willing to place on civility?”  Along with some advice from my grandmama.

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