Author Archives: scout2011

These Wolves Show Us How We’re All Connected

Just had to share this very short video showing the effects of wolf reintroduction to Yellowstone National Park. Though wolves were reintroduced in 1995, it’s amazing to see how everything in the park has been affected by their presence. Plus, Yellowston is … Continue reading

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New column: “Confessions from the parent pick-up posse”

Hi, all! This week’s column is up online at The Greenville News. It’s all about revelations from the elementary parent pick-up line. Hope you enjoy! To read, click here.

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New newspaper column: “In defense of homemade Halloween costumes”

Hi, all! Today’s newspaper column is up at The Greenville News, and it’s all about Halloween, childhood, parenthood, and homemade (or not) costumes. I do hope you enjoy, and if you do, I hope you’ll share! Read it here.

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New Column: Elk Tailgating & We Have a Book Giveaway Winner!

Hi, all! Two things: 1.) My newest column is up online at The Greenville News. This one’s all about Fall, family, being outside, and visiting the Cataloochee Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s coolest residents–the elk! Read it … Continue reading

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Literary Pilgrimmage Day 4: MFA Graduation & We Hit the Road!

It’s laughable how long it’s taking me to post about my literary pilgrimmage through New England and on down the east coast back to Western North Carolina. Especially considering it happened in JULY. But such is life. Here are the links … Continue reading

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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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