Category Archives: retreats

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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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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Show & Tell Friday: Monster Turtles, Mountains & More

Happy August, everyone! What a July it was–hot, muggy, rainy, busy and fun. My baby girl is officially 3 months old, and I can hardly believe it. When you were a kid, didn’t it annoy¬†you how grown-ups used to always … 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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Show & Tell Friday – Food, Books & Retreats Edition

I am officially 37 weeks pregnant. This week, my 3 1/2 year-old said, “Mama, you sure do look funny with that great big belly.” This just proves what I suspected when I had the said 3 1/2 year-old: Nature never … Continue reading

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Show & Tell Friday

Hello from the Courtyard Marriott in Raleigh, North Carolina! In a couple of hours I’ll get to meet the readers and writers of the Wonderland Book Club, and I can’t wait! There was the threat of a little icy weather … Continue reading

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