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New column: “Reporting back from Winter Storm Jonas”

This week’s new column in The Greenville News is my family report from Winter Storm Jonas. Which dumped almost 16 inches of snow on my town. Because who doesn’t want to leave their house via sled? To read, click here. … Continue reading

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New column: “When a book is more than a book”

This week’s brand new column in The Greenville News is all about the best way to escape. Are you thinking, Caribbean island? Think again…. To read, click here.

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Book Club Event Thursday Evening – Alexander County Library, N.C.

I’m happy to report that my Book Club visit to the Alexander County Book Club in Taylorsville, N.C. is back on for tomorrow night! We were derailed by Winter Storm Jonas, but now we’re back on track. I love visiting … Continue reading

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Snow Day!

We are loving our snow day here in Western North Carolina! At least a foot of snow so far, with more to come tonight. And hey–the power’s still on!    

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New column: “Making the case for winter”

Hi, y’all! Happy almost-weekend. Here in the Mountain South, we’re bracing for a possible winter storm on Friday. I love snow, and considering that our snow totals just went from 8 – 12 inches to 4 – 6 inches, I … Continue reading

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Today’s newspaper column: “What to do when one parent becomes The Chosen One”

Today’s column in The Greenville News came about because, for the past several months, my daughters have much preferred their father over me. He is the favorite. Yep. Mama is #2. It’s awesome. To read, click here.

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Book Club Event – Yay!

Hi, all, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be a guest of the Alexander County Library Book Club in Taylorsville, North Carolina, on Thursday, January 21st! The Club is reading my historical novel, Keowee Valley, as their January book. Can’t … Continue reading

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New newspaper column: “Beginnings”

My new column this week at The Greenville News does away with New Year’s resolutions, and instead, is all about beginnings. It also involves me mocking the signatures in my husband’s high school yearbook. And the ’80s headbands. To read, … Continue reading

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New column: What are you doing New Year’s?

It’s New Year’s Eve, folks! Are you ready to ring in 2016? It’s been some kind of year, hasn’t it? Wherever you are, I hope you “take a cup of kindness” with friends and family, old and new. And I … Continue reading

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Christmas in 18th Century America + Keowee Valley STILL only $1.99 at Amazon!

Because my historical novel, Keowee Valley, is STILL only $1.99 in the Amazon Holiday Store until December 31st, my publisher,┬áBell Bridge Books, asked me to blog about it. Here’s a short piece about what it was like to write about … Continue reading

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