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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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Book Talk on Sunday, Mar. 30th in Mountain Rest

Happy Friday, all! I’m getting excited about my Book Talk on Sunday at the Mountain Lake Grill in beautiful Mountain Rest, South Carolina. I’ll be chatting with guests about Keowee Valley and its Cherokee background, which is especially fun for … 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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For the History Lovers & Fans of Historical Fiction

Or, for you history dorks like me … First, here’s a new, FREE online course offered by coursera and Bruce Holsinger, an author and professor at the University of Virginia. It’s called “Plagues, Witches and War: The Worlds of Historical … Continue reading

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Artist Residencies : The Reserve at Lake Keowee (Part I)

I’ve enjoyed a few artist residencies during my short time as a published writer, and they’ve all been different: located in different parts of the country, with varying lengths of stay, accommodations, perks, and expectations of the artist. Certainly, my … Continue reading

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Keowee Valley at the Aiken County Library

Happy Friday, all! I’m writing this as my daughter watches “Super Why” on PBS Kids. School was cancelled (which means her preschool was cancelled, too) because supposedly we’re going to get a bunch of sleet and ice today–a dangerous wintry … Continue reading

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Visit to Historic Aiken, S.C.; Artist-in-Residence at Lake Keowee; & the Snowstorm that Wasn’t

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! I hope everyone gets this day off from work and … Continue reading

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