Tag Archives: Cherokee

Evergreen and Expectations: A Keowee Valley Christmas Story

Quinn and Jack are back in the Valley! I am ever so happy to bring you “Evergreen and Expectations: A Keowee Valley Christmas Story.”¬†Whether it’s your first visit, or a return, I hope you enjoy the 1700s, and the wild … Continue reading

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A Keowee Valley Christmas Story … Coming soon!

So, dear readers. I’m doing this thing. I’m writing a Keowee Valley Christmas story: something I’ve wanted to do for years. I figure, if I put it out there that I’m doing so, it’s a way of contracting with myself. … Continue reading

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Keowee Valley on sale now through 11.15.19 for only $0.99!

Frost has settled on the hills and mountains of the high country. Fires are burning bright. It’s the first of November, and Autumn is finally here. It’s the perfect time to cozy up with a good book! To hear what … Continue reading

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My novel anniversary: Seven years later + a GIVEAWAY

* If you’re looking for information about MountainTop Writers Retreats, click here. And don’t forget the Early Bird Special for our inaugural women’s retreat, Fall MountainTop, runs now through Sept. 30th! Seven years ago today my debut novel was published. … Continue reading

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New column: “Winter Storm Diego meant cold weather, warm hearts”

Hi, all! My newest newspaper column is up, and it’s all about how my small community in the mountains of Western North Carolina came together during Winter Storm Diego. To read, click here. Want to stock your Kindles and e-readers … Continue reading

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New column: “Which wolf are you feeding?”

My column this week in The Greenville News is about that ever-present inner battle between hope and fear. It’s one we all face. And it comes with a choice: which one will we let win? To read, click here. P.S. … Continue reading

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Today’s newspaper column: “Hot Springs is a road trip worth taking”

My column today in The Greenville News is all about Hot Springs, North Carolina–where my husband and I recently celebrated our 10-year anniversary. Hot Springs has hiking and history, good food and drink, rivers, mountains, ancient Cherokee art, and ghost … Continue reading

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Column for April 10th: “Upcountry a treasure trove of rich Cherokee history”

Did you know that one of the most powerful native tribes in North America once made its home in the Upstate of South Carolina? I became entranced by the history and culture of the Cherokee Indians as a child, and … Continue reading

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Q&A at Let Them Read Books

Hi, folks! There’s a brand new Q&A with me and blogger Jenny Q. over at her fabulous book blog, “Let Them Read Books.” In it, we talk about Keowee Valley, Quinn and Jack, the South Carolina frontier and the challenges … 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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