Author Archives: scout2011

Book Giveaway: It’s Not Too Late!

It’s not too late to win a copy of Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook! I’ll even change the rules up a little: comment in the Comments section of my previous post, and just tell me how you feel about Autumn. That’s … Continue reading

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Keowee Valley Anniversary & Giveaway

Two years ago in September, my debut historical novel, Keowee Valley, was published by the lovely and fabulous folks at Bell Bridge Books. The whole thing–researching and writing the novel, acquiring a literary agent, and finally selling the book to a traditional publisher–had … Continue reading

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Birchwood Book and Author Fair Tomorrow in Pickens, SC

Looking forward to the Birchwood Book and Author Fair tomorrow! If you’re in the area, I do hope you’ll drop by. Pickens, South Carolina is a great town nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The fair will be full … Continue reading

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Today’s Newspaper Column: “Fall, the most wonderful time of the year”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is basically a love song to my favorite season of the year. I hope you enjoy (and if you do, please share)! Read it here. * * * In other news, I’m getting excited … Continue reading

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Today’s Newspaper Column & a Post about 9/11

Today’s column is up at The Greenville News, and it’s about masculinity and the many shapes it takes, and what good male figures in her life mean to a girl as she grows. It’s also in tribute to my father’s oldest … Continue reading

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Two New Author Events Coming Up in the Carolinas

Hi, all! I’m happy to share that I’ll be taking part in the Birchwood Book & Author Fair, Saturday, September 20, in Pickens, S.C. I took part in last year’s fair, and had a wonderful time. So many great writers … Continue reading

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New newspaper column today: “It’s funny, the things that last”

Today’s column is up at The Greenville News, and it’s all about the things we hold on to in our lives. In my case, dog toys, towels, people, and more. “It’s funny, the things that last” Hope you enjoy!

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Catching Up: Two New Newspaper Columns

Hi, all, Well, what with my oldest starting kindergarten last week, the Labor Day Weekend, and my youngest starting preschool, I have been remiss about posting the links to my last two newspaper columns. Here they are, and I hope … Continue reading

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Happy Belated National Dog Day … with Quotes!

How did I miss National Dog Day yesterday? My beloved black labrador retriever, Scout, has been my constant companion for the past 11 years. She’s my best buddy, my trail partner, my parenting partner, and the most patient and loving … Continue reading

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What is Your Wild?

This video from The Wilderness Society, featuring actors Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy, is too good not to share. I believe wilderness is worth it. What is your wild?

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