Category Archives: creativity

Where I Write

So, if you’ve been following along you already know I live in a whirlwind of small children, husband, dog, graduate school, tiny house,¬†and soon to be jobs, plural. I’m not very good at keeping it all straight. I’m not very … Continue reading

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Magical Omens & Great Snowy Owls

Sometimes, magic happens when you least expect it. It’s easy to miss, in our every day lives, our eyes so used to unnatural light, trained to the tiny things, to the rectangles of our iPhones and our computer screens. I … Continue reading

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Fasting from the Internet

Hello, all. Just wanted to let y’all know that I’m taking a brief Internet fast until Tuesday, November 12th. This means that I won’t be posting here, at my blog, over on my author Facebook page, from my Twitter account … Continue reading

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New Interview at Appalachianhistory.net

Hi, all. I’m truly excited to share this interview with me over at Appalachianhistory.net, a fantastic web site for all you history and mountain-lovers. I’d not known about the site until I received an interview request from one of its … Continue reading

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Show & Tell Friday: Fall Festivities & Quotes to Ponder On

I still look like I did last week. But I’m powering through. Some good stuff to share on this cold October weekend: 1.) Halloweenfest & Osktoberfest in Transylvania County I live in Transylvania County, North Carolina, and if you haven’t … Continue reading

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Channeling Alexander, My Time at a Military College & Other News

So. Today should be an edition of Show & Tell Friday. But. It was a helluva parenting week, let me tell you. My 4 year-old has decided to wake up at 4 a.m. each night and to defy our every … Continue reading

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New Authors & Books in the Mountains: Recap of the 2013 Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending the 2013 Carolina Mountains Literary Festival in Burnsville, North Carolina, as an author presenter. I took with me a tube of mascara that hadn’t been opened in six months, the only clothes … Continue reading

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Books Clubs & Literary Festivals: How Sweet it is!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I LOVE book clubs! Book clubs have the coolest members, the¬†yummiest food, the neatest meeting spots–be it in someone’s cozy home or at the “lake house” at Straus Park in Brevard, … Continue reading

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Artist-in-Residence Part II + Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Artist’s Residency or Retreat

* Continued from last week’s post about my stint as the Artist-in-Residence at The Reserve at Lake Keowee in Sunset, S.C. As promised, here’s a bit more about my time at The Reserve, where I stayed for a week with … Continue reading

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Artist Residencies : The Reserve at Lake Keowee (Part I)

I’ve enjoyed a few artist residencies during my short time as a published writer, and they’ve all been different: located in different parts of the country, with varying lengths of stay, accommodations, perks, and expectations of the artist. Certainly, my … Continue reading

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