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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: “‘Thank you’ notes, and the case for gentility”

Hi, all. My most recent newspaper column is about “thank you” notes, gentility, parenting, the modern world, and my being tired. (Just kidding about the last one. Or not.) I hope y’all enjoy it. To read, click here.

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New column: “On Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the words of others”

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Today, my column is about this wholly American day, how we celebrate, its complications and joys, and what others have had to say about it over the years. I sure hope y’all enjoy it. As for … Continue reading

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New column: “Happy Anniversary to us!”

This week’s column in The Greenville News is a great big thank you to you fine readers. To read, click here.

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New newspaper column: “Teacher appreciation”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is for the teachers. In my case, for one in particular: my high school AP English teacher, Ms. Sue Wilson. She’s the kind of teacher everyone wishes they had. To read, click here.  

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