Category Archives: inspiration

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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Show & Tell Friday: the Facebook Edition

Hi, folks. Happy Friday! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Today I’m sharing a few things my Facebook friends have shared with me: 1.) Magical photographs of life on a Russian farm These are pictures a Russian photographer/mama took of … Continue reading

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Tak’ a Cup o’ Kindness

On this New Year’s Eve, I wanted to thank you all for being so good to me over the past year–for reading my novel, Keowee Valley, and falling in love with its characters–especially Quinn and Jack–and the wild Carolina frontier, … 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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Two Things Bringing Me Joy Today

Nope, it’s not my two girls. Though they do bring me great joy. That right now I’m willing to share with all people, especially babysitters. One of my dearest friends, Christy, always shares the coolest things on Facebook. So I … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 speech memorializing the soldiers who were wounded, killed or missing from the battle of the same name which had happened there only five months before. There were … 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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Photos from the Cataloochee Valley, North Carolina

Happy Hump Day, everyone! It finally feels like Fall here in Western North Carolina. We woke up to 38 degrees this morning, which isn’t so unusual at all this time of year in the mountains, but hadn’t happened yet. If … Continue reading

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Elk Tailgating in the Cataloochee Valley & A Few Thoughts on Motherhood

Hi, all. Apologies, but I’ve got to postpone my usual Show & Tell Friday until next week. I am an exceptionally busy and important¬†woman. KIDDING. I’m postponing because I look like this: Yep, that’s me at my desk moments ago. … Continue reading

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