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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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New Photos from Book Events & Other News

Hi, all. Happy Thursday. During football season, which always makes me think of being back in college as an undergrad, I can’t help but remember that Thursdays were huge social nights on campus. Everyone went out on Thursday nights. In … 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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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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Appearance Schedule at 2013 Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

Hey, all. Hope you’re having a lovely Thursday so far! It’s a bright, sunny day here in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Hard to believe it’s not raining, as we’ve had monsoon-like rain (or least it’s felt like it) … Continue reading

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