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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: “August is a time of bittersweet transition”

August signifies the end of summer, no matter what the calendar may claim, no matter whether we have school-age children or not. There is just something in the air. So this, and more, in my column this week in The Greenville News.

I sure hope y’all enjoy it!

To read, click here.

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New column: “Play the tourist in your own town”

I am lucky to live in a vacation destination. This means dealing with tourists. Thankfully, my 8 year-old reminds me of the joy in this.

To read my column this week in The Greenville News (with tons of big, pretty photos) click here.

I hope y’all enjoy it!

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New column: “Soothing place”

Soft wave of  sea on the sandy beachRecently, I was lucky enough to spend a week at the beach with my family. Early one morning, my sister and I sat side by side in beach chairs, watching her toddler try her 18-month-old best to eat sand. The sky and the sea were, quite simply, gorgeous. My sister said, “Everyone needs to find their soothing place, and just sit in it.”

So that’s my column this week in The Greenville News. I hope y’all enjoy it, and I hope you are able to find your soothing place–and just sit in it.

To read, click here.

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New column: “Swimming lessons”

There is not much more important in the summertime South–and, really, anywhere in the world–than learning to swim. So that, fear, courage, swim teams and more in my column this week in The Greenville News.

To read, click here.

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A new essay in “Past-Ten”: on memory and miscarriage

redforwomenA few months ago, a writer/author/teacher/editor friend of mine, the lovely Donald Quist, asked me to submit a piece to his online journal, Past-Ten. Past-Ten is a wonderful publication that asks the question, “What were you doing on this day ten years ago?”

Of course, considering the answer to that question is an exercise in asking yourself much more. Where was I? Where am I now? How have I been? What is my journey?

In the summer of 2007, my little sister was getting married, and I had a miscarriage. Ten years ago feels far away and yet close.

To read the essay, click here.

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New column: “Her name was Amelia Earhart”

ameliaI have loved Amelia Earhart since I was 8 years-old. I met her in a book.

Amelia, womanhood, courage, flight, mystery and more are the topics of my column this week in The Greenville News. I hope y’all enjoy it.

To read, click here.

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New column: “Summer house projects and the best laid plans”

Summer is a wide-open, fancy-free period of time just waiting to be filled with countless house projects. Right? Right?

Ha.

Well, I am always tempted to plan away when it comes to summer. This year, there are so many things I want to do in my house and in my life. Let’s see what happens.

My column this week in The Greenville News is about this and more. To read, click here.

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New column: “Anniversaries”

On my wedding day. Not having a bit of fun.

On my wedding day. Not having a bit of fun.

Long about 13 years ago this week, I got married. So wedding anniversaries–how we celebrate them, what they mean to us then and now–is the topic of my column this week in The Greenville News. I hope y’all enjoy it!

To read, click here.

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New column: “Summer is good for the soul”

Soft wave of  sea on the sandy beachMy column this week in The Greenville News is all about summer. Summertime, summertime–the most magical time of the year! When we think back on summer, or think forward, what do we see? What are you wishing for this summer?

To read, click here.

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Throwback column – an ode to June

junehappyHappy Friday, all! Here’s a little Friday gift I hope will make you smile: a link to a newspaper column I wrote two Junes ago.

Happy unofficial start of summer, y’all!

To read, click here.

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