Events 2013


Saturday, January 12 Asheville, NC – Malaprop’s Bookstore – 7 p.m. Reading & Book Signing

Wednesday, January 16 Anywhere, USA (and beyond) – Blog Talk Radio’s “Away With Words” – 7:00 p.m. EST Radio Interview

Saturday, January 26 Aiken, SC – Aiken County Library – 3:00 p.m. Presentation on Pre-Revolutionary Cherokee History & Culture; Book Signing after

Saturday, February 9 Asheville, NC – Sons of the American Revolution, Blue Ridge Chapter – 12 p.m.

Friday, February 22 Raleigh, NC – Wonderland Book Club – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. I’ll be meeting with Raleigh’s Wonderland Book Club (members of the North Carolina Writers Network), facilitated by Alice Osborn, and will be joining club members for lunch afterwards. Anyone interested in attending is welcome; register by clicking the link above.

Tuesday, February 26 Greenville, SC – Botany Woods Book Club – 1 p.m. (private)

Monday, March 4 Greenville, SC – Aldersgate United Methodist Church – 11:15 p.m. I’ll be meeting with the Adult Group at Aldersgate Methodist Church, to talk about my background at Aldersgate and what inspired me to write Keowee Valley. (This is my home church–the place where I grew up!) We’ll share lunch afterwards. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The cost is $6; register by calling 864.675.0661.

Wednesday, March 5 Greenville, SC – Wednesday Afternoon Book Club – 3 p.m. (private)

Saturday, March 9 Tamassee, SC – Lake Cherokee Book Event – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (private) Walhalla, SC – Book Signing at the Oconee Heritage Center – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. The booksigning at the Oconee Heritage Center will also feature Old Time Music from musicians in the area. Come on out and enjoy!

Monday, March 25 Anderson, SC – Anderson Area Book Club – 6:30 p.m. (private) SKYPE

May 1 Due date for Baby Girl # 2!

Saturday, August 3 – Saturday, August 10 Sunset, SC – The Reserve at Lake Keowee All week long I’ll be the Artist-in-Residence at the gorgeous The Reserve at Lake Keowee. Sponsored by The Reserve at Lake Keowee Community Foundation, I’ll be giving book and history talks, and available for informal gatherings with residents.

My schedule at The Reserve: Mon., Aug. 5: 11 a.m. – noon – Book Talk Tues., Aug. 6: 11 a.m. – noon – Meet & Greet at Founders Hall; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Meet & Greet and dinner at the Market Thurs., Aug. 8: 5 – 6 p.m. – Talk at Orchard House (Topics: history of the area, the Cherokee and frontier settlers, etc.)

Sunday, August 11 Table Rock, SC – Birchwood Center for Arts and Folklife – 2 – 5 p.m. I’ll be a participating author at the Tenth Annual Book and Author Fair at the Table Rock Lodge. Other authors will include Dot Jackson, Dori Sanders, George Singleton, Susan Tekulve, Rick Mulkey and Laurel Blossom. Events will include readings, books sales and signings.

Wednesday, August 14 Greenville, SC – Lexington Place Community Book Club – 1 p.m. (private)

Monday, September 9 Brevard, NC – Strauss Park Book Club – 4 p.m. (private)

Thursday, September 12 – Saturday, September 14 Burnsville, NC – Carolina Mountains Literary Festival – “Take Me There”

My Scheduled Sessions: Off the Beaten Path Bookstore – Friday and Saturday, 2:00-2:45 p.m.

I’m thrilled to be part of this year’s lauded festival! The theme for 2013 is “Take Me There.” Festival coordinators say that, “Good literature can immerse a reader in another landscape, time, or perspective. In 2013, the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival showcases authors and works that transport us.” I’ll be joining authors like Elizabeth Kostova (Keynote Speaker and author of The Historian), Abigail DeWitt (Lili and Dogs), Fred Bahnson, Keith Flynn, Katherine Soniat, Beth Revis, and many more. Past authors have included Kathy Smith Bowers, Joseph Bathanti, Tommy Hays, Sarah Addison Allen, Robert Morgan and Ron Rash, among others. 

Monday, September 30 & October 7, 14, 21, 28 Brevard, NC – Creekside Series at Brevard College – Continuing Education “Cherokee History in the South: The Colonial Period to the Revolution” – 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Each Monday night, for five weeks beginning Sept. 30, I’ll be teaching a course at Brevard College in which we’ll explore the history, culture and mystery of the powerful Cherokee people and the Southern Appalachian frontier in the years leading up to the American Revolution. Utilizing the research garnered from two years of work on my historical novel, Keowee Valley, I’ll paint a picture of what it was like to live in this extraordinary time and place. For information and/or to register, go to:  


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