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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.

“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: “Reporting back from Winter Storm Jonas”

Little house in ALOT of snow

Little house in ALOT of snow

This week’s new column in The Greenville News is my family report from Winter Storm Jonas. Which dumped almost 16 inches of snow on my town.

Because who doesn’t want to leave their house via sled?

To read, click here.

 

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New column: “When a book is more than a book”

This week’s brand new column in The Greenville News is all about the best way to escape.

Are you thinking, Caribbean island? Think again….

To read, click here.

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Book Club Event Thursday Evening – Alexander County Library, N.C.

Keowee-Valley-screenI’m happy to report that my Book Club visit to the Alexander County Book Club in Taylorsville, N.C. is back on for tomorrow night! We were derailed by Winter Storm Jonas, but now we’re back on track.

I love visiting Book Clubs, mostly because I love people who read books. It’s a unique pleasure for me to be in their company, and especially to delve back into Keowee Valley, my first historical novel, and to remember what it was like to research and write the story. Those characters are special to me, and their adventures something I lived in my imagination but which still feel so very real.

This is a new book club, and the event is free and open to the public. So if you live in the nearby area, I do hope you’ll join us!

 

 

Details:
Thursday, January 28, 2016
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Alexander County Public Library
Taylorsville, N.C.
Free!

For more details, please contact Library Director Laura Crooks.

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Snow Day!

girls (2) houseinsnow (2) snow teepee (2)We are loving our snow day here in Western North Carolina! At least a foot of snow so far, with more to come tonight. And hey–the power’s still on!

 

 

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New column: “Making the case for winter”

From last year's big storm.

From last year’s big storm.

Hi, y’all! Happy almost-weekend. Here in the Mountain South, we’re bracing for a possible winter storm on Friday.

I love snow, and considering that our snow totals just went from 8 – 12 inches to 4 – 6 inches, I don’t trust anybody. I’ve had my heart broken by snow (and forecasters) before.

Still, I believe today’s column in The Greenville News is particularly appropriate, considering. To read, click here.

And stay warm and safe, everybody!

 

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Today’s newspaper column: “What to do when one parent becomes The Chosen One”

On Hilton Head Island, when no one would walk with me.

On Hilton Head Island, when no one would walk with me.

Today’s column in The Greenville News came about because, for the past several months, my daughters have much preferred their father over me. He is the favorite. Yep. Mama is #2.

It’s awesome.

To read, click here.

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Book Club Event – Yay!

Keowee-Valley-screenHi, all,

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be a guest of the Alexander County Libraryi_heart_book_club Book Club in Taylorsville, North Carolina, on Thursday, January 21st! The Club is reading my historical novel, Keowee Valley, as their January book.

Can’t wait to road trip over to Taylorsville and talk about Quinn, Jack, Ridge Runner, the Colonial Carolinas, the Cherokee Indians, and anything else they want to talk about! We’ll meet at the library from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

If you live nearby and are interested in attending, please contact Library Director Laura Crooks. The event will be free!

 

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New newspaper column: “Beginnings”

My new column this week at The Greenville News does away with New Year’s resolutions, and instead, is all about beginnings.

It also involves me mocking the signatures in my husband’s high school yearbook. And the ’80s headbands.

To read, click here.

 

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New column: What are you doing New Year’s?

new yearIt’s New Year’s Eve, folks! Are you ready to ring in 2016?

It’s been some kind of year, hasn’t it? Wherever you are, I hope you “take a cup of kindness” with friends and family, old and new.

And I hope you’ll read my New Year’s column in The Greenville News, which plays a bit with the Ella Fitzgerald version of the old song. Happy New Year, everyone!

To read, click here.

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Christmas in 18th Century America + Keowee Valley STILL only $1.99 at Amazon!

colonialwreathBecause my historical novel, Keowee Valley, is STILL only $1.99 in the Amazon Holiday Store until December 31st, my publisher, Bell Bridge Books, asked me to blog about it. Here’s a short piece about what it was like to write about Christmas in 18th century America.

I hope y’all enjoy, and I hope your Christmas has been oh so merry!

To read the post, click here.

To purchase Keowee Valley for your e-reader for only $1.99, click here.

 

 

 

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