Tag Archives: history

I’m teaching a new class, open to all!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be teaching this Fall in the Great Smokies Writing Program through the University of North Carolina-Asheville. My class, “Telling the Truth Slanted: Writing History in Fiction,” will meet on Tuesday evenings for 10 weeks, … Continue reading

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New column: “Why we put out our flags”

My column over the Fourth of July/ Independence Day week was about all the many, and different, reasons we Americans put out our flags. I tried to post it last week, but was at a mountain lake with spotty Internet … Continue reading

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New column: “What price is civility?”

This week’s column in The Greenville News asks the question, “What price are we willing to place on civility?” ¬†Along with some advice from my grandmama. To read, click here.

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New column: “Jury duty is so much more”

This week’s new column in the The Greenville News is all about my recent experience serving on jury duty. With a little bit of European and U.S. history tossed in for fun. To read, click here.

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Book Club Event Thursday Evening – Alexander County Library, N.C.

I’m happy to report that my Book Club visit to the Alexander County Book Club in Taylorsville, N.C. is back on for tomorrow night! We were derailed by Winter Storm Jonas, but now we’re back on track. I love visiting … 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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Keowee Valley on sale at Amazon for ONLY $1.99!

Dearest readers: I’m THRILLED that Amazon has chosen my historical novel, Keowee Valley, for their holiday store. All December long, Keowee Valley is available for your Kindle, e-reader, etc, for ONLY $1.99! If you’re looking to dive into an historical … Continue reading

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Today’s column: “Lessons of Civil War still relevant today”

Today–April 9, 2015–marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. So that’s what my column’s about in The Greenville News. To read, click here.

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New Event: 7th Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest, April 24 – 25th

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be one of the Author Presenters at the 7th Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest, April 24 – 25 in Flat Rock, North Carolina on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College. I’m thrilled to be … Continue reading

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