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Today’s column: “Spring break makes a good hometown holiday”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about the simple pleasures in staying home for Spring Break. To read, click here.       * Image link: dailyembroidery.com

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New Review of Keowee Valley + Upcoming Events

There’s a new review of my debut historical novel, Keowee Valley, in BlueRidgeNow–the online version of the Hendersonville Times-News. Though the novel was published in 2012, I’m excited that people are still writing and talking about it! Especially regionally and … Continue reading

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Today’s column: “Lessons of Civil War still relevant today”

Today–April 9, 2015–marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. So that’s what my column’s about in The Greenville News. To read, click here.

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New column: “Anything you can do, I can better”

This week’s column in The Greenville News is all about growing up a girl, raising girls, gender inequity, and more. But the question I want to know is, does “the war between the sexes” start in kindergarten? Read it here.

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The Working Writers Reading – Thursday, April 9 at Brevard College

Hi, folks. Dropping in to let y’all know that I’ll be reading some of my published work and work-in-progress next week at Brevard College. Details: The Working Writers Reading With Ken Chamlee (poet), Jubal Tiner (short stories) and Katherine Crawford … Continue reading

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What to Read Right Now: Essays & Stories By Authors I Know

Looking for something new, wonderful, wild, funny, tragic, weird, and/or gorgeous to read? Well, I’ve got some great stuff to share. Caveat: the following essays and short stories are all by writer-friends of mine who are, like me, also graduates … Continue reading

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New newspaper column: “Spring cleaning ‘ain’t no joke’”

This week’s newspaper column is up at The Greenville News. It’s all about Spring cleaning–or not. With a few sage tidbits from Louisa May Alcott, Phyllis Diller, and Erma Bombeck. To read, click here. Happy Spring!

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New Event: 7th Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest, April 24 – 25th

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be one of the Author Presenters at the 7th Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest, April 24 – 25 in Flat Rock, North Carolina on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College. I’m thrilled to be … Continue reading

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New newspaper column: “Everyone has a forest. What’s yours?”

The link to the online version of my column this week in The Greenville News is already up. It’s about finding what makes us unique — and much of that has to do with the things and the people we … Continue reading

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Essay on Craft in the Winter 2015 Issue of Appalachian Heritage

I’m proud to announce that I’ve just had a craft essay (for you fine reader folks who aren’t writer folks, that’s an essay on and about the craft of creative writing) published in the Winter 2015 issue of Appalachian Heritage┬ámagazine. … Continue reading

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