Category Archives: Autumn

Show & Tell Friday: the Southern Edition (with November Quotes)

I hope everyone had a fun, safe and festive Halloween last night! Some good stuff to share to welcome November: 1.) Divided and United: the Songs of¬†the Civil War On Nov. 5th, ATO records is releasing Divided and United: the … 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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Show & Tell Friday: All Things Fall

So, barring the fact that my eyes are so itchy from pollen and swollen from being up late with a screaming 5 month-old I can barely see out of them to type, I. am. determined. to. be. positive. Especially in … 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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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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Show & Tell Friday: the Feels Like Fall Edition

It was 57 degrees is my mountains this morning. (Yes, I like to think they’re mine.) The whole family put on sweaters, even if only for a little while. There is a distinct chill in the air that whispers of … Continue reading

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The Flurry of Fall

Though Friday is officially this year’s first day of Fall, here in the mountains of Western North Carolina it’s arrived early: bringing with it cooler temperatures, chilly rain, tulip poplars already yellowing, and, in our family, the annual advance into … Continue reading

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