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Because of 80,000 words: A new novel excerpt

Today I hit 80,000 words on the first draft of my novel manuscript.  This is a big deal, y’all. My kids are 9 and 6. The last time I hit 80,000 words on a novel manuscript was over a decade … Continue reading

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Weekly Lines: “A Freeing and a Clutch”

These new lines from the very first, very rough draft of my historical novel-in-progress are told from the point of view of Gamble, my modern protagonist. For more info on what I’m writing, check out my Work in Progress page, … Continue reading

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First Book Love, Book Clubs & Tea Towels

I believe I’ve mentioned before my undying love of book clubs. Since my debut historical novel, Keowee Valley, was published waaaayyyy back in 2012, I’ve met with dozens of book clubs to talk about it. These “meetings” never fail to … Continue reading

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Weekly Lines: Scene from my novel-in-progress

I’ve decided to dedicate a page here, at my author website, to Weekly Lines: scenes I’ve decided to share from my work-in-progress. For more info about the novel itself, click my Work-in-Progress page, here. Today’s lines involve my 2004 protagonist, the … Continue reading

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New scene–with coffee!–from my historical novel-in-progress

Hi, folks. Here’s a sneak peak at a scene from the VERY rough, very first draft of my historical novel-in-progress. Just to whet your history whistle on a Wednesday morning. The scene came about because of the very unusual hot … Continue reading

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Writing–and researching–an 18th century Christmas (Keowee Valley still on sale at Amazon: 99 cents!)

Hi, folks. Well, there was a bit of a snafu at the newspaper, and my regular column wasn’t published today. They’re hoping to have it in Sunday’s paper, and when they do, I’ll share it here. In the meantime, here’s … Continue reading

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KEOWEE VALLEY ON SALE for 99 CENTS now through December 31st!

Hi, lovely readers! I’m thrilled to announce that my publisher is running a holiday promotion! The Kindle version of my historical novel, KEOWEE VALLEY, is on sale for $0.99 now through December 31st on Amazon! Yep, just 99 cents!   If you’ve been … Continue reading

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Need a new book to read for 2017? “Keowee Valley” on sale for ONLY $1.99!

Hi, folks. I’m excited to share that the Kindle version of my historical novel, Keowee Valley, is on sale from now until January 15th at Amazon! ONLY $1.99!  Folks have some really nice things to say about Keowee Valley: Pat … Continue reading

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Book Club Event – Yay!

Hi, all, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be a guest of the Alexander County Library Book Club in Taylorsville, North Carolina, on Thursday, January 21st! The Club is reading my historical novel, Keowee Valley, as their January book. Can’t … Continue reading

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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, Bell 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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