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New column: “Christmas ornaments can tell the story of a life”

Every stood by your Christmas tree, looking at all the ornaments, and been besieged by memory? Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about those ornaments, and the stories they tell. I hope you enjoy, and if you do, … Continue reading

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New Column: Elk Tailgating & We Have a Book Giveaway Winner!

Hi, all! Two things: 1.) My newest column is up online at The Greenville News. This one’s all about Fall, family, being outside, and visiting the Cataloochee Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s coolest residents–the elk! Read it … Continue reading

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Literary Pilgrimmage Day 4: MFA Graduation & We Hit the Road!

It’s laughable how long it’s taking me to post about my literary pilgrimmage through New England and on down the east coast back to Western North Carolina. Especially considering it happened in JULY. But such is life. Here are the links … Continue reading

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New column: “Put some of summer’s lazy pace into your Fall”

Today’s new column at The Greenville News is all about how to hang on to summer just a little bit longer. Or, at least, my attempt. Read it here. I hope you enjoy!

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New column: “Your memories might not be your own”

Hi, all! Today’s column is up at The Greenville News, and this one’s all about the theory of ancestral memory, or inherited memories. Ever wondered if you’ve inherited more than eye color and height from your ancestors? Well, check it … Continue reading

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New Column: “My favorite hiking spot: Black Balsam Knob”

Today’s column is up: the great outdoors, family, my favorite hiking spot in the whole of the world, and even a proposal story. I do hope you enjoy it! To read my column in The Greenville News, go here. And … Continue reading

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New Column: “Got spring fever? Head out to the woods”

My newest newspaper column is up. Find it here. This one’s about spring fever, hiking, family life, and Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. Hope you enjoy!

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A New Baby

Just stopping by for a moment to introduce my May Day baby, Willoday Tiger Dodson. We’re calling her “Willa.” The names: Willoday is a family name on my husband’s father’s side and Tiger is my great-grandmother, Anna Tiger Crawford’s, maiden … Continue reading

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Goodreads Campaign & a Little Help from my Kin

If you’ve been reading along you’ll know that I’m due to have my second child in early May. Okay, so you’ve probably heard me wax poetic about the glories of pregnancy. Especially the 3rd trimester. I am Earth Mama. Hear me … Continue reading

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Weekend Recap

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to be the guest of honor at two events located on the very land where my novel, Keowee Valley, is set. The first was held at a small lake in the South Carolina Blue … Continue reading

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