Author Archives: scout2011

South to America wins National Book Award

That Imani Perry’s South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation just won the National Book Award is no surprise. It kept me up at night for the weeks I read it, stirring, … Continue reading

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What I’m reading — and loving! — right now: Beautiful Writers by Linda Sivertsen

The book publishing business is kind of a like a mythological beast: sometimes terrifying, sometimes beautiful, always layered. I know from personal experience that the best thing you can do when you love a book is to talk about it–to … Continue reading

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I Take Heart – September 2022

Hi, all! To read about what’s been going on in my world–books, home renovation, podcasts, ponderings, and more-click the “Newsletter” tab above or here. Sure hope y’all are well and enjoying the end of summer!

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I Take Heart – July 2022 Edition

Hi, all! Happy July! I’ve launched the newest edition of my newsletter, and I sure hope you enjoy it. If you don’t subscribe and would like to, click here or at the Newsletter tab above. (Yep, there’s a misspelling in … Continue reading

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The June Issue of my newsletter is here!

Hi, y’all. I’ve just posted the June issue of my author newsletter, and it’s full of the small joys of summer: books, movies, articles, ponderings, and more. I hope you’ll consider subscribing, if you haven’t already, and maybe even sharing … Continue reading

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I Take Heart: May Newsletter

Hi, all. My May 2022 newsletter has launched, just a wee bit late (because: life). This one’s about the books and podcasts keeping me sane during an inordinately tough spring. I may refer to Hamlet. It’s also about the zombie-walk … Continue reading

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For your Spring reading: The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare

Hi, all, I know it’s been a minute. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, where I tend to spend most of my social media time, you’ll know that lately I’ve been shouting to the rooftops about my dear friend … Continue reading

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Real Ways to Help in the Ukraine

We planted this metal sunflower just beside our front stoop. It’s our little family symbol of solidarity with the Ukrainian people as they continue to stand against a brutal, unjust war. This morning, after dropping off my free, safe, healthy … Continue reading

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Katherine Scott Crawford wins North Carolina Poetry Society’s Thomas H. McDill Award

Ha. Writing that title above in the third person gives me the giggles. But, I get to announce this: My poem, “Litchfield Beach,” was awarded First Place in the North Carolina Poetry Society’s 2022 Pinesong Awards (the Thomas H. McDill … Continue reading

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