Discover the World of Keowee Valley

Katherine Scott Crawford is an award-winning writer, newspaper and magazine 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 columns appear weekly in The Greenville News (S.C.), Upstate Parent Magazine (S.C.), the Asheville Citizen-Times (N.C.), and appear often in U.S.A. Today and other 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: “Pediatric cancer is an emotional journey”

gograyinmayMy newspaper column this week is one near to my heart. It’s about my dear friends and their son, Holmes, age 9. Holmes has a malignant brain tumor. This is a special family.

I hope you’ll take the time to read the column, and I ask that you please share it with everyone you know, especially on social media. The more attention we can bring to the funding of pediatric brain tumors, the more quickly a cure may be discovered. Sharing is such a small thing, that could become such a big one.

Please also consider donating to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation at www.curethekids.org.

I’m honored that my friends let me share their story. To read it, click here.

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New column: “The view from my porch desk”

Spring has got me all nutty. I forgot to post last week’s newspaper column, which is about making my move to the desk on my front porch … where I can see the world go by.

This might be a good time to mention that you should be careful what you do and say around writers.

To read, click here. Hope y’all enjoy it!

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New column: “Tales from a failed gardener”

51112379-woman-having-a-coffee-break-while-working-in-the-gardenHoly the-days-are-getting-away-from-me, Batman! I completely forgot to post last week’s newspaper column. Which is all about plants, and gardening, and failing at it.

To read click here.

I hope y’all enjoy it! Once the new one is published (i.e. this week’s column), I’ll post it, too.

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New column: “Weddings celebrate all the ties that bind”

weddingWeddings are so much fun, for so many different reasons. So: weddings, marriage, old friends, love, reunions, camp, and more, in my newspaper column this week. I hope y’all enjoy it!

To read, click here.

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New column: “April’s forecast: sunny with a chance of grumpy”

aprilhaApril isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. So this, spring, life, poetry, and more, in my newspaper column this week.

Hope y’all enjoy it!

To read, click here.

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New column: “A trip down memory lane”

familyforgnMy newspaper column this week is about a trip my cousin and I took down memory lane, to our old stomping grounds at Clemson University. It’s also about college, memory, family, parenting, and more. I hope y’all enjoy it!

To read, click here.

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New column: “Birds of a feather”

flockLast week my kids (not me) were on Spring Break, and in the chaos I completely forgot to post my column.

Here it is! It’s about birds of a feather, getting away, finding your flock. I hope y’all enjoy it!

To read, click here.

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New column: “She said, he heard: navigating relationship topography”

Relationships, (mis)communication, marriage, topographical maps, country music and more, in my newspaper column this week. I hope y’all enjoy it!

To read, click here.

Snow walk late last night.

Snow walk late last night.

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New column: “The moody month of March is a teenaged girl”

Hi, folks,

My newspaper column this week is all about the unpredictable month of March. Which I liken to a teenaged girl, having been one myself.

Sadly, there are absolutely no photos of my teenaged years to share.

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

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New column: “Beloved veterinarian catered to pets — and their people”

With my soul-mate dog, Scout, who Walter Robinson, DVM, cared for her whole life.

With my soul-mate dog, Scout, who Walter Robinson, DVM, cared for her whole life.

Hi, folks.

My newspaper column today is about my beloved family veterinarian, who passed away in February. It’s also about pets, kindness, and being a last chance guy.

To read, click here.

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