Christmas Eve newspaper column: “In hopes of Christmas future”

ghostofchristmasfutureOver the past two weeks in The Greenville News, I’ve been pondering on the ideas of Christmas past and present. Today is future’s turn.

To read it, click here.

Merry Christmas Eve to all!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New column: “The beautiful chaos of Christmas present”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about the crazy chaos of my Christmas present.

And includes references to Sam Elliott, “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” and Bojangles.

I hope you enjoy it!

To read, click here.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New newspaper column: “In consideration of Christmas past”

From "A Christmas Carol": Mr. Fezziwig's Ball

From “A Christmas Carol”: Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball

My new column is up at The Greenville News, and it’s all about Christmas past–about memory, nostalgia, history, and more. And how this time of year, it’s important to look back.

To read, click here.

I hope you enjoy it!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New column: “What do we want our holidays to be?”

DSC_1100It’s the first week of December, and the Christmas rush has begun. So, in my column today in The Greenville News, I’m taking stock–and asking myself, “What do I want my holidays to be like this year?”

I hope you’ll join me!

To read, click here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keowee Valley on sale at Amazon for ONLY $1.99!

Keowee-Valley-screenDearest readers:

I’m THRILLED that Amazon has chosen my historical novel, Keowee Valley, for their holiday store. All December long, Keowee Valley is available for your Kindle, e-reader, etc, for ONLY $1.99!

If you’re looking to dive into an historical adventure–set in the wild Carolina backcountry of the late 1700s–from the comfort of your fireside, I hope you’ll choose Keowee Valley.

To purchase Keowee Valley for ONLY $1.99, click here

And if you’d like to spread a little Christmas cheer for one thankful author, please share the news!

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New column: “There may be a method to the madness of the holiday rush”

ChristmasrushToday’s column in The Greenville News is all about those wild, crazy, far-too-stressful, far-too-fast, way-too-short weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And how I’m starting to understand why there are people out there who put their Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving.

To read, click here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We can honor our veterans by listening to their stories

flagToday is Veteran’s Day, and so my column today in The Greenville News honors the many men and women who’ve served in our nation’s armed forces and in our nation’s many wars.

To read, click here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New column: “Time is a mystery”

Lately it feels to me as if time is passing by so fast I can barely catch my breath. And everyone I talk to–male or female, old or young–seems to say the same. But time is powerful, mysterious, and out of our control. In short, it’s a conundrum.

So that’s what my column is about today in The Greenville News.

To read, click here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New column: “Halloween is the perfect time for grown-ups to show their silly sides”

My little sister and me, circa 1985

My little sister and me, circa 1985

Kids love nothing more than when the grown-ups in their lives act like fools on purpose. And there’s no better time for this than at Halloween! So that’s my column today, at The Greenville News.

To read, click here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New column: “Pro-con lists aid in decision-making”

This week’s column in The Greenville News is all about the beauty of–and sometimes challenges with–making a good old pro-con list.

To read, click here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment