Tag Archives: NC

Weekly Recap: Blue Ridge Bookfest & My Baby Turns Two

It’s been a rough and wild couple of weeks, but there were two shining lights: 1.) The 7th Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest in Flat Rock, North Carolina I’d been invited to the Bookfest as an Author Presenter, and had a … Continue reading

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Headed to Flat Rock for the 7th Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest

I’m headed to Flat Rock, N.C. for the 7th Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest, held today and tomorrow (April 24-25) on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College. I’m thrilled to be presenting along with such fabulous authors–many of them NYT … Continue reading

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Review of the First Annual Working Writers Reading

A great review of the First Annual Working Writers Reading–wherein Jubal Tiner, Ken Chamlee and I read from published and in-progress work–made the front page of Brevard College’s newspaper, The Clarion. The title of the piece, “Working writers reading a … Continue reading

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New Review of Keowee Valley + Upcoming Events

There’s a new review of my debut historical novel, Keowee Valley, in BlueRidgeNow–the online version of the Hendersonville Times-News. Though the novel was published in 2012, I’m excited that people are still writing and talking about it! Especially regionally and … Continue reading

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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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Today’s newspaper column: “Hot Springs is a road trip worth taking”

My column today in The Greenville News is all about Hot Springs, North Carolina–where my husband and I recently celebrated our 10-year anniversary. Hot Springs has hiking and history, good food and drink, rivers, mountains, ancient Cherokee art, and ghost … Continue reading

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Photos from Western North Carolina’s “Winter Event”

Yesterday, we woke up to a surprise snowfall of about 5 inches. Actually, a little after midnight the night before last, I noticed that it was snowing. I watched the snow illuminated in the street light across the street, and … Continue reading

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New column: “Choosing a Christmas tree takes time and a bit of magic”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about choosing the perfect Christmas tree. My family’s method involves a national forest, friends, our dog, and a bonfire. I’d love to hear about yours! To read, go here. P.S. The Fraser … Continue reading

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Twilight Tour: A Brevard Mountain Christmas Festival

Brevard, North Carolina, the little mountain town which I’m lucky enough to call home, is a fabulously quirky place. We have a festival for just about everything (not unlike Stars Hollow, for those of you who’reĀ Gilmore Girls fans). My very … Continue reading

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New Column: Elk Tailgating & We Have a Book Giveaway Winner!

Hi, all! Two things: 1.) My newest column is up online at The Greenville News. This one’s all about Fall, family, being outside, and visiting the Cataloochee Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s coolest residents–the elk! Read it … Continue reading

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