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. 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

Posted in Publicity | 20 Comments

Enjoy the Keowee Valley Trailer

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

New column: “Historic preservation is at the heart of a strong community”

natltrusthistoryHi, all! My column this in The Greenville News week focuses on National Historic Preservation Month, and protecting our shared past. I hope you’ll take a look here.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Interview with Connie May Fowler, author of “A Million Fragile Bones”

amfb2Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing bestselling author Connie May Fowler for the Spring 2017 Issue of Appalachian Heritage magazine. Fowler’s new environmental memoir, A Million Fragile Bones, was published last month from Twisted Road Publications. A Million Fragile Bones is the story of Fowler’s life on a tiny sandbar off the Florida coast, set against the backdrop of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil explosion and disaster.

We corresponded over the course of a week from my home in the mountains of Western North Carolina to her home on an island off the coast of Mexico, in the Yucatan. Thank heavens for the Internet!

To read the interview in full, for free at Appalachian Heritage, click here.

* My review of the memoir will also appear in the Spring 2017 Issue of the magazine.

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New column: “‘Motherhood is an act of infinite optimism’”

My mom and my girls, at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina.

My mom and my girls, at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina.

My newspaper column this week is all about the moms. And how I had to extract a seed from my child’s ear last week. And quotes from the funniest moms in America. And more.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, no matter what name you go by, no matter to whom you belong!

To read, click here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New column: “Ours is a collective heart”

womenRecently, I had the honor of being asked to speak to the United Methodist Women’s group at the church where I grew up, in Greenville, South Carolina. It was a wonderful night, to say the least … but beforehand, I was nervous. That and more in my column this week in The Greenville News.

To read, click here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New column: “End of semester crunch time”

What my dog, Merlin, does when I try to grade papers.

What my dog, Merlin, does when I try to grade papers.

It’s that time of year: crunch time for teachers, students, and parents. And I am buried beneath a pile of papers. Help!

Kidding. Only a little.

That and more in my column this week in The Greenville News. To read, click here.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New column: “Find that special spot wherever you are”

aligatorThere are cool little places, and new things to do, wherever we are. Let’s go on an adventure!

That’s my column today in The Greenville News. To read it, click here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New column: “The power of our places”

My oldest daughter, bounding across Robert Frost's fields in New Hampshire

My oldest daughter, bounding across Robert Frost’s fields in New Hampshire

Saturday is Earth Day, and I love the Earth. In fact, it’s difficult for me to really express how much I love and need the natural world–how much my “places” mean to me and my family.

Never have our national wild and public lands ever been in such peril as they are today. So I’m letting my inner environmentalist, hippy, tree-hugging, conservationist, Earth-loving self loose in my column this week in The Greenville News. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

To read, click here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New column: “Easter makes a promise to all of us”

There is so much about Easter that changes for me, year after year, depending on where I am in my life, on my own faith “hike,” or how I feel about the world. But one that never changes is the promise Easter makes, and the way the world comes to life this time of year

Our fronds from Palm Sunday

Our fronds from Palm Sunday

.

So that’s my column this week in The Greenville News. I hope y’all enjoy it.

To read, click here. And may we all have a Happy Easter, a lovely Passover, and more.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New column: “Teaming up with my husband for a Whole30 challenge”

Lunch on Whole30: leftover Chicken Pineapple Salsa, orange, guacamole & carrots, Welch's 100% grape juice.

Lunch on Whole30: leftover Chicken Pineapple Salsa, orange, guacamole & carrots, Welch’s 100% grape juice.

Hi, friends. So, my husband and I have been doing this “eating plan,” as like to call it–because I refuse to use the word “diet” around my daughters–since March 15th. Perhaps you’ve heard of Whole30?

Okay, so I made my husband do it with me. Because without the Tall Man, all is lost.

That, and more, in my column this week in The Greenville News. Hope y’all enjoy it!

To read, click here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New event in Greenville, South Carolina – May 2, 2017

UMWomenHi, all.

I’m thrilled to announce that on May 2nd, I’ll be speaking at the Mother/Daughter/Sister/Friend Banquet at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Greenville, South Carolina. Hosted by the United Methodist Women, our theme will be “We Are All Sisters!” I plan to ruminate on what it means to be a woman in the modern world, something about which I’ve been lately doing a lot of thinking. I will try to be funny.

This is especially fun for me, because Aldersgate is my home church. I grew up there!

 

The event is open to all church members, family members, and friends. Tickets are $9. For more details, call the church office at 864.244.1820.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment