Tag Archives: Keowee Valley

Baby, it’s cold outside

It was 18 degrees in my little Western North Carolina town when I woke this morning. Not so unusual–if it were January. But it’s only mid-November. I’m curious about what the winter forecasters have to say about it. No doubt … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway: It’s Not Too Late!

It’s not too late to win a copy of Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook! I’ll even change the rules up a little: comment in the Comments section of my previous post, and just tell me how you feel about Autumn. That’s … Continue reading

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Keowee Valley Anniversary & Giveaway

Two years ago in September, my debut historical novel, Keowee Valley, was published by the lovely and fabulous folks at Bell Bridge Books. The whole thing–researching and writing the novel, acquiring a literary agent, and finally selling the book to a traditional publisher–had … Continue reading

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Birchwood Book and Author Fair Tomorrow in Pickens, SC

Looking forward to the Birchwood Book and Author Fair tomorrow! If you’re in the area, I do hope you’ll drop by. Pickens, South Carolina is a great town nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The fair will be full … Continue reading

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Today’s Newspaper Column: “Fall, the most wonderful time of the year”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is basically a love song to my favorite season of the year. I hope you enjoy (and if you do, please share)! Read it here. * * * In other news, I’m getting excited … Continue reading

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Two New Author Events Coming Up in the Carolinas

Hi, all! I’m happy to share that I’ll be taking part in the Birchwood Book & Author Fair, Saturday, September 20, in Pickens, S.C. I took part in last year’s fair, and had a wonderful time. So many great writers … Continue reading

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My Writing Process – Virtual Bus Blog Tour

      Y’all ever take a long trip on a Greyhound bus? Perhaps in middle or high school, where you went to some exotic (to your teenaged self) new place? Growing up in South Carolina, we headed to Charleston … Continue reading

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A Literary Tea

Recently my back-door neighbor in Brevard hosted a lovely tea with me as the honored guest. I got to meet members of her book club, talk about Keowee Valley, and have the most scrumptious treats. The English afternoon tea was … Continue reading

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Book Talk on Sunday, Mar. 30th in Mountain Rest

Happy Friday, all! I’m getting excited about my Book Talk on Sunday at the Mountain Lake Grill in beautiful Mountain Rest, South Carolina. I’ll be chatting with guests about Keowee Valley and its Cherokee background, which is especially fun for … Continue reading

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Q&A at Let Them Read Books

Hi, folks! There’s a brand new Q&A with me and blogger Jenny Q. over at her fabulous book blog, “Let Them Read Books.” In it, we talk about Keowee Valley, Quinn and Jack, the South Carolina frontier and the challenges … Continue reading

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