Category Archives: muse

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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Wondering What to Do During the Government Shut-down?

Today, hundreds of National Parks across our great land are being closed due to the partial government shut-down. This makes me sad, and makes me grind my teeth in frustration for so many reasons. Most of all, my heart goes … 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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2013 Birchwood Book & Author Fair – Table Rock State Park

Hi, all. I’m back from my week as the Artist-in-Residence in The Reserve at Lake Keowee, a community literally sitting on top of the land where Keowee Valley is set. More on this to come in a post next week! … Continue reading

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Shoeless Joe, the Colonial South, Writing & More: A New Author Interview

There’s a new author interview with me today over at Jim Lomas’s very funny and very cool cycling, music, and more blog, “Fables of the Deconstruction.” Full disclosure: Jimmy has been a friend of my husband’s since they were kids. … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing: What I’m Working on Now

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been immersed in teaching my college students, turning in my last graduate packet of the semester (to an advisor I adore but soon have to give up), emerging from the (God willing) last … Continue reading

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