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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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New column: “December birthdays”

My column this week in The Greenville News is for all the December babies, including myself, my mother, my father, my aunts, my brother-in-law, and my late grandfather. Yep, December is BIG at our house. That, and it’s also about … Continue reading

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New column: “8 Christmas stories, courtesy of history”

My column this week in The Greenville News is a nod to Christmas history. So many wonderful things have happened over the years at Christmas time; here are eight of my favorites. To read, click here.

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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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