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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: “Make the holidays your own celebration”

Heyward-Washington House, Charleston, South Carolina

Heyward-Washington House, Charleston, South Carolina

Happy December, everyone! My newest column is about December celebrations, big and small–and a trip I was lucky enough to take with dear friends to Charleston, South Carolina, to celebrate a milestone birthday.

We must mark the moments, y’all! ‘Tis most certainly the season.

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New column: “Come together for the holidays, no matter your family’s traditions”

hanukkahThis is a season of celebration: of peace, hope, and good will, in faith traditions all over the world. In honor of Decemver 3rd marking the first day of Hanukkah, my newspaper column this week is about the history and traditions associated with the holiday. I’m ever so thankful to my Jewish friends for sharing their memories and traditions with me! (Any mistakes in research are mine.)

Let us all embrace this season of Light! Happy Hanukkah!

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New column: “We give thanks in spite of ourselves”

thanksgivingtableHappy Thanksgiving, dear reader friends! I hope you are all celebrating today, and this week, with the people you love.

Since childhood, Thanksgiving has been special to me. But I’ve struggled with the roots of the Thanksgiving story–mostly, with what came after that 1621 meal between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people. At (almost) middle age, I think I’ve finally come to terms with it. So this, and more, is what I’m contemplating in my newspaper column this week.

Again, Happy Thanksgiving!

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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.

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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.

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