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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: “Ellis Island safeguards key component of U.S. history”

Wall of photographs: the faces of immigrants to the U.S. at Ellis Island

Wall of photographs: the faces of immigrants to the U.S. at Ellis Island

Recently I was lucky enough to travel to New York City with my sister and mother, to celebrate our mom’s 70th birthday. To put it mildly, we had a ball! One of the coolest, most important stops on our trip was a visit to the Statue of Liberty National Monument.

This, and more, in my newspaper column this week. I sure hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “Sometimes we all need to act like kids again”

If there’s anything the holiday season teaches us, it’s that sometimes, we all should act like kids again. Here are some reasons why.

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New column: “A few books, movies and TV shows to check out this fall”

One of my many bookshelves. If you listen hard, you'll hear my husband telling me it's time to Spring clean.

One of my many bookshelves. 

It’s November, y’all. And in November, I like to hibernate.

Oh, who am I kidding? Children don’t let you hibernate. So in November, I like to pretend to settle down and to read, watch TV and movies, and cocoon myself more than usual. Here are a few things I’m reading and watching this fall.

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New column: “Goofy, scary, Halloween hijinks? No, thank you”

hauntedhouseI’m a chicken. I don’t like to be scared. Watch a horror movie? Visit a haunted house? No, thank you.

But it’s Halloween, or almost, so this newspaper column’s for those of you who do enjoy terror. And fright. And the hair on your arms standing on end.

To read, click here.

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New column: “The not-so trivial pursuit of ‘useless knowledge’”

My newspaper column this week is about the interesting people born in, and events that occurred, over the years in October.

What can I say? I am a pursuer of trivia. A keeper of “useless” knowledge. It’s fun to know stuff.

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New column: “Where have ‘social graces’ and ‘common courtesy’ gone?”

good manners, 3D rendering, traffic signLately, the world has felt more than a little bit mean. I miss social grace and common courtesy: the way we’re supposed to act towards each other, as fellow humans on this good earth.

So that’s my newspaper column this week, and I hope y’all enjoy it.

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New column: “How will you enjoy autumn’s ‘golden days’?”

11235834-autumn-appalachian-hiking-trail-foggy-nature-blue-ridge-fall-foliage-bridge-near-grandfather-mountaiDespite the fact that temperatures in even the mountain south remain in the 80s, it is officially fall. Autumn. The season of the year that holds the most gold. How will you enjoy these fall days?

This, poetry, quotes, nature, and more, in my newest newspaper column. I sure hope y’all enjoy it.

To read, click here.

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New column: “The power of the human touch”

A human touch, offered in friendship and love, can be a powerful thing. So this, my own memories, and more, in my newspaper column this week. I hope y’all enjoy it.

For some reason, The Greenville News has my byline (at least online) listed incorrectly as “Kathleen” Crawford. It’s a lovely name, but it’s not mine. However, I did write this piece.

To read, click here.

Little sister hugging big sister goodbye

Little sister hugging big sister goodbye

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New column: “Here’s looking at our focus on appearances in a ‘selfie’ world”

selfieNothing matters less than how we look. This is what I believe.

So that, actress Jamie Lee Curtis, the “selfie” craze, looking outward instead of inward, and more, in my newspaper column this week. I sure hope y’all enjoy it.

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New column: “Forget football; it’s the food that brings ‘em back”

As Hurricane Florence pummels our beloved Carolina coast, here’s a little levity. (Because it is college football season, after all!) And a newspaper column about the wonder that is football tailgating food. What’s your favorite?

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