Tag Archives: historical fiction

National Reading Day with the Cosmopolitan Woman’s Club

I was lucky enough to spent National Reading Day 2020 with the lovely ladies of the Cosmopolitan Woman’s Club of Seneca, South Carolina. I am telling y’all, there is nothing more fun than ladies who lunch–in order to do good … Continue reading

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Writing update + new Facebook look

A happy Monday morning to all! Just a quick, writerly update from your neighborhood historical novelist. (Sorry … not enough coffee. What can I say? It’s Monday.) FIRST, The manuscript (first draft) of my new historical novel is currently with … Continue reading

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Evergreen and Expectations: A Keowee Valley Christmas Story

Quinn and Jack are back in the Valley! I am ever so happy to bring you “Evergreen and Expectations: A Keowee Valley Christmas Story.” Whether it’s your first visit, or a return, I hope you enjoy the 1700s, and the wild … Continue reading

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A Keowee Valley Christmas Story … Coming soon!

So, dear readers. I’m doing this thing. I’m writing a Keowee Valley Christmas story: something I’ve wanted to do for years. I figure, if I put it out there that I’m doing so, it’s a way of contracting with myself. … Continue reading

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What Would Quinn Do?

To go directly to my guest post at Bell Bridge Books, “What Would Quinn Do?” click here.  Fall may be my favorite season. It’s more than the trees and mountains around my town awash in red, orange, and gold, and … Continue reading

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MountainTop Writers Retreat in Bold Life magazine + Keowee Valley for a steal

                                                  Recently I had the honor of being interviewed and photographed by Bold Life magazine, an … Continue reading

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Keowee Valley on sale now through 11.15.19 for only $0.99!

Frost has settled on the hills and mountains of the high country. Fires are burning bright. It’s the first of November, and Autumn is finally here. It’s the perfect time to cozy up with a good book! To hear what … Continue reading

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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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Returning to a novel project after time away

* If you’re looking for information about MountainTop Writers Retreats, our new pure writers’ retreats hosted in the mountains of Western North Carolina November 8 – 11, 2019, please click here.  … continued from Instagram. Returning to a long prose … Continue reading

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Friday lines: Scene from my novel-in-progress; or, “Woman from the future”

Happy Friday! Hope y’all enjoy this scene from the first (and very rough) draft of my historical novel-in-progress. For more about the story, and other scenes, go to my Work in Progress page. * Woman from the future * 72 … Continue reading

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