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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: “Valentine’s Day and middle school romance”

Ah, middle school in the 1990s. A time of budding romance, zits, braces, shoulder pads, and perms. That’s my column this week in The Greenville News. Sure hope y’all enjoy it!

To read, click here.

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New column: “Which wolf are you feeding?”

wolfMy column this week in The Greenville News is about that ever-present inner battle between hope and fear. It’s one we all face. And it comes with a choice: which one will we let win?

To read, click here.

P.S. Wolves are awesome, unfairly-maligned creatures. They’re used in this particular legend as a symbol.

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New column: “A puppy–and dog owner–in training”

Merlin and me, ready to head out for a hike

Merlin and me, ready to head out for a hike

Hi, all. Forgot to post yesterday. My column this week in The Greenville News is about training our new puppy, Merlin. And, of course, training ourselves.

That and more if you click here. Sure hope y’all enjoy it!

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New column: “A story about whining”

This kid. I love her more than chocolate. But she whines.

This kid. I love her more than chocolate. But she whines.

Hi, all.

My column this week in The Greenville News is about whining. Because if I hear my 7 year-old whine one more time, I’m moving to Australia.

To read, click here.

Hope y’all enjoy it!

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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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