Author Archives: scout2011

A Holiday Tattoo

Okay, a temporary tattoo. Happy week after Thanksgiving and first days of December. I don’t know how your Thanksgivings went. I’m sure they were complicated in more ways than one, but I hope they involved some relaxing, some good moments shared … Continue reading

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The Sully Show … just a little funny for your Tuesday

Okay, funny story. And just for fun, because: 2020. Anyone who knows me knows I have a long-standing love (*cough* obsession) with frontier and Native culture, and the real people and characters who’ve populated it, past and present. I wrote … Continue reading

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History, travel, books, author life & more: Interview with Paper Lantern Writers

Hi, folks! I’m thrilled to be featured today on the blog at Paper Lantern Writers! Paper Lantern Writers are “a collective of Historical Fiction Writers, both published and unpublished,” whose “goal is to tell a cracking good story, using the context … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Now: Katherine Arden’s Winternight Trilogy

OH FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE THESE STUNNING NOVELS BY KATHERINE ARDEN. They make me both want to genuflect at her feet and curse her at the same time. (Every writer knows this feeling.) It’s been a very long time since I’ve … Continue reading

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On the death of a friend: the writer, actor, and educator David Lee Nelson

I don’t really have the right words to properly honor my friend David Lee Nelson, who passed away this week from Stage 4 colon cancer. But the words of his childhood friends, who knew him much longer than I, have rung … Continue reading

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Show & Share Wednesday: What I’m Reading, Listening to, & Watching Now

Hi, friends! I sure hope y’all are hanging in there. Here we are, already in September, and our world has changed in ways not many of us (even those of us with very willing suspensions of disbelief) could have imagined. … Continue reading

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New favorite podcast: Hope Through History

I am listening to the podcast HOPE THROUGH HISTORY on my walks, in order to remind myself of the America I love and which is worth fighting for, but more for the reminder that there have been and will continue … Continue reading

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Small wonders

One of the small wonders of the pandemic–which resulted in us choosing virtual school for our daughters, ages 11 and 7–has been turning our dining room into a schoolroom. Because we were basically using it as storage (it’s a dark, … Continue reading

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What I’m reading now: House of Trelawney by Hannah Rothschild

I admit, I reached for this book because of its pretty, impish cover, which reminded me of my favorite adult coloring books. And the fact that I’ll read anything about a house. Wow, was there more. Here’s my brief take: … Continue reading

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Keowee Valley only 99 cents now through July 31st

Looking for a historical adventure to dive into this summer? Set in the gorgeous, wild, and dangerous Carolina backcountry in the years leading up to the American Revolution? Starring an audacious woman bound and determined to pilot her own life, … Continue reading

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