Category Archives: first novel

New Review at Book-alicious Mama

Woke up this morning to find a new review of Keowee Valley over at Book-alicious Mama, a fantastic–and fantastically thorough, interesting, and smart–book blog written by Jennifer Smeth. I’m a follower, because Jennifer blogs daily about great books, answering all … Continue reading

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Keowee Valley the Daily Deal on Amazon – TODAY only $1.99

Hi, all! Happiest of Fridays to you all! After 11 days in Vermont in sub-Artic temperatures, 3 plane trips and delayed luggage, I’m finally back home with my family. Happiness! More on my time at the Vermont College of Fine … 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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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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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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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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For the History Lovers & Fans of Historical Fiction

Or, for you history dorks like me … First, here’s a new, FREE online course offered by coursera and Bruce Holsinger, an author and professor at the University of Virginia. It’s called “Plagues, Witches and War: The Worlds of Historical … 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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Show & Tell Friday: Books, Music, Babies, Weddings & More

Well, it has been about the rainiest July I can remember here in Western North Carolina. The rivers are moving into the flood plains, hiking trails turning into creeks, sugar ants invading the kitchen, mosquitoes buzzing around in relentless packs, … Continue reading

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