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Christmas in 18th Century America + Keowee Valley STILL only $1.99 at Amazon!

Because my historical novel, Keowee Valley, is STILL only $1.99 in the Amazon Holiday Store until December 31st, my publisher,┬áBell Bridge Books, asked me to blog about it. Here’s a short piece about what it was like to write about … Continue reading

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

It’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 … Continue reading

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

Today’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. … Continue reading

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New column: “Watching kids might be the cure for the Christmas blues”

Hi, folks. Forgot to post the link to Thursday’s column. I blame it on Finals week at the College where I teach. Or the fact that my toddler’s only slept through the night twice in the past four months. This … Continue reading

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New column: “Choosing a Christmas tree takes time and a bit of magic”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about choosing the perfect Christmas tree. My family’s method involves a national forest, friends, our dog, and a bonfire. I’d love to hear about yours! To read, go here. P.S. The Fraser … Continue reading

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Show & Tell Friday: The Preparing for Christmas Edition

Happy Friday to you all! Some good stuff to share this second-to-last Friday before Christmas! (Crazy, right?!) 1.) Michael McIntyre – “People with no kids don’t know” Lately, trying to successfully parent two children under the age of five (one … Continue reading

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A Christmas Wish

Recently my publisher asked me to write a guest post for their blog. It’s up today, and it’s called “A Christmas Wish.” I’m┬áreposting here for those interested. This was a tough blog post to write. I’ve known for a while … Continue reading

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