Tag Archives: Charleston

Friday lines: Scene from my novel-in-progress; or, “Woman from the future”

Happy Friday! Hope y’all enjoy this scene from the first (and very rough) draft of my historical novel-in-progress. For more about the story, and other scenes, go to my Work in Progress page. * Woman from the future * 72 … Continue reading

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Weekly Lines: “Cars and curricles”

Hi! It’s been a while, folks. Writing in the summertime when your kids are at home is a bit like running the gauntlet. (Yes, gauntlets have been around since people were basic brutes and rarely end well for the runner. … Continue reading

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New lines: “The Cheshire Cat and Alice”

Hi, all! Here’s a quick new excerpt from my historical novel-in-progress. For more information, go to my Work-in-Progress page. This scene is set in Charleston, South Carolina, 2004. Enjoy! * The Cheshire Cat and Alice * When all else fails, … Continue reading

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Because of 80,000 words: A new novel excerpt

Today I hit 80,000 words on the first draft of my novel manuscript.¬† This is a big deal, y’all. My kids are 9 and 6. The last time I hit 80,000 words on a novel manuscript was over a decade … Continue reading

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Weekly Lines: “A Freeing and a Clutch”

These new lines from the very first, very rough draft of my historical novel-in-progress are told from the point of view of Gamble, my modern protagonist. For more info on what I’m writing, check out my Work in Progress page, … Continue reading

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Weekly Lines: Scene from my novel-in-progress

I’ve decided to dedicate a page here, at my author website, to Weekly Lines: scenes I’ve decided to share from my work-in-progress. For more info about the novel itself, click my Work-in-Progress page,¬†here. Today’s lines involve my 2004 protagonist, the … Continue reading

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New scene–with coffee!–from my historical novel-in-progress

Hi, folks. Here’s a sneak peak at a scene from the VERY rough, very first draft of my historical novel-in-progress. Just to whet your history whistle on a Wednesday morning. The scene came about because of the very unusual hot … Continue reading

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A sneak peak at my novel-in-progress

Hi, folks. It is a wild, woolly, rainy Wednesday here in the mountains of Western North Carolina. 30-something degree rain is just downright depressing. It should be snowing. That being said, in the spirit of livening things up, I thought … Continue reading

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New column: “Make the holidays your own celebration”

Happy December, everyone! My newest column is about December celebrations, big and small–and a trip I was lucky enough to take with dear friends to Charleston, South Carolina, to celebrate a milestone birthday. We must mark the moments, y’all! ‘Tis … Continue reading

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New column: “Birds of a feather”

Last week my kids (not me) were on Spring Break, and in the chaos I completely forgot to post my column. Here it is! It’s about birds of a feather, getting away, finding your flock. I hope y’all enjoy it! … Continue reading

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