Discover the World of Keowee Valley

Katherine Scott Crawford is a writer, newspaper columnist, speaker/lecturer, recovering academic, and former adjunct professor. She’s the author of Keowee Valley, an historical adventure set in the Revolutionary-era Carolinas and in the Cherokee country. Her essays, book reviews, fiction, and poems have appeared in publications including South Loop Review, Appalachian Review, the Santa Fe Writer’s Project, Wilderness House Literary Review, and more. Her parenting/outdoor life columns are published in newspapers across the United States and abroad, including U.S.A. Today, The Greenville News (S.C.), the Asheville Citizen-Times (N.C.), The Detroit Free PressThe Herald (Scotland), and many more. She is Founder and Director of MountainTop Writers Retreats. She holds degrees in English from Clemson University, The College of Charleston and The Citadel, and a MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. A former backpacking guide and travel addict, she lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her husband, daughters, and dog. When everyone is really quiet, she works on her next historical novel.

“A glorious debut from a gifted author.”
-Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Big Stone Gap and The Shoemaker’s Wife

Keowee Valley is a terrific first novel by Katherine Scott Crawford–a name that should be remembered.”
-Pat Conroy, bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and South of Broad

“Katherine Scott Crawford is a fresh and valuable new voice in Southern Literature.” -Ron Rash, bestselling author of Serena and Saints at the River

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20 Responses to Discover the World of Keowee Valley

  1. sheri j brookshire-clavier says:

    i just bought your book. your mom sent me the information on your book. she use to be my spanish teacher in high school. i’m looking forward to reading your book. i wish you much success.

    • scout2011 says:

      Hi, Sheri,

      Thanks so much for buying the book! I really hope you enjoy it. (And how cool that my mom was your Spanish teacher!)

      All the best,


  2. sheri j brookshire clavier says:

    hi katherine, i thought the book was awesome. i usually don’t read books, other than sidney sheldon, i was surprised than your book keep my interest. i can’t wait for you to write a sequel to this book. you keep everything interesting and very descriptive. i couldn’t put the book down. i know your parents are very proud of you. i look forward to your next book. please let me know when it will come out. i’m telling all my friends about your book. i’m sure, you being an english teacher, that you cringe because i don’t use capital letters. my husband fusses at me about it, but it’s easier just to tap this way, since i only use 2 fingers. lol

    • scout2011 says:


      Thanks so much! I’m so very glad you enjoyed the novel, and SO appreciative of you spreading the word! (And don’t fret–all my friends always worry about me “judging” their emails and messages to me because of the English teacher thing, too, but I never do!) Thanks again,


  3. sheri says:

    ireally want quincy and jack to have a baby or 2. maybe his brother can fall in love with quincy’s sis-in-law. just some thoughts for you to ponder on. i really felt like i was right there, like i was quincy. great book.

  4. Deana says:

    I just finished your book and wanted to tell you how much I LOVED it! I read every day and this book is by far the best I’ve read this year. I wanted to start from the beginning and read it again as soon as I finished. Please tell me there is a sequel in the making? I have let all my friends know that this book is a must read. Keep up the good work!

    • scout2011 says:

      Thank you so very much! I’m so glad you enjoyed it; your kind words have made my week! Yes, there’s a sequel in the works. It’s just coming slowly, because I have a 3 1/2 year-old now (I didn’t when I wrote Keowee Valley) and a baby due May 1st. But it’s coming! Thank you, too, for passing the word. I really appreciate it!
      ~ Katherine

  5. Jo Woodward says:

    when can we expect the continuation?

    • scout2011 says:

      Hopefully within the next couple of years! I’m working on a Civil War-era novel right now, based on the descendants of Quinn and Jack. I’d started it before I knew Keowee Valley would be published. Also: I’m finishing up a graduate program, teaching part-time and am mama to a 4 year-old and a 10 month-old, so I’ve got my hands full! Thanks so much for writing, and for wanting a continuation of Quinn’s story. It’s coming!

  6. Kathleen Kirk says:

    I just finished Keowee Valley. It was an immersive read for me, and I find myself mourning that it is over! I really cared about the characters. They were often in my thoughts throughout my day. I would love a sequel about what a Cherokee thought of Italy and their children. Thanks so much for a great book.

    • scout2011 says:

      Dear Ms. Kirk,

      I can’t tell you how glad I am to hear it! This is exactly what an author wants to hear a reader say about her novel–I, too, feel the same way about my favorite books. I hope you’ll be patient with me as I work on the sequel (it’s taking a bit longer than I’d like with a 4 year-old and a baby at home).

      Thank you so much for writing, and of course for reading,

      All the best,


  7. Cynthia says:

    I just finished this book. I loved it. It shouldn’t have ended. I want more. Please write another, a sequel. I’m left hanging. It was a wonderful adventure. Thank you for your wonderful writing.

    • scout2011 says:

      Thank you so much, Cynthia. You made my night after a very long day! I’m slowly but surely working on a sequel, so I hope you’ll hang in there. I have two children under the age of 5 now, and I didn’t have any when I wrote Keowee Valley, plus I’m a college teacher and in graduate school, so life sure is different! If you’re interested, you can find other writing of mine (but no other novels yet) under the “Extras” tab. And have you checked out Genevieve Graham’s historical novels? They’re wonderful, and also set in 1700s South Carolina.

  8. David T. Sutton says:

    Just finished reading “Keowee Valley” and loved it. And, as everyone else has said, waiting for the sequel. Thank you for,this work!

    • scout2011 says:

      Thanks so much for reading the novel, David! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed it.

      All the best,


  9. Lisa Reagan says:

    When is the sequel coming?