Tag Archives: NC

Why I launched a new writers’ retreat

When you launch a brand new writers’ retreat in the midst of your own busy life, folks will naturally ask why. There are hundreds (possibly thousands) of writers’ retreats and residencies in the United States alone: why start a new … Continue reading

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News: Winter MountainTop Writers Retreat 2020

Winter is my favorite season to be a writer. It’s a time to hunker down, to simplify. To let stories run like a waking dream beneath the frozen ground. I write best in winter. Maybe it’s simply that, in winter, … Continue reading

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MountainTop Writers Retreat News: Early Bird Special extended, new (additional) discount, and more!

I’m thrilled to announce three changes to MountainTop Writers Retreat’s inaugural retreat for women writers and creatives: Fall MountainTop, November 8 – 11, 2019. First, we’ve extended the Early Bird Special through 11:59 p.m. October 17, 2019.  Second, we’ve added … Continue reading

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A great Fall farm festival benefiting folks with ASD and their families

Hi, all! If you’re in the Western North Carolina or Upstate South Carolina area, or maybe you’re up for a road trip to the mountains, this one’s for you. This Saturday, September 21st from 4 – 8 p.m., Full Spectrum … Continue reading

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Join me at the Midsummer Reading Retreat: June 28-30 at Earthshine Lodge in NC

Perhaps you’ve heard of weekend writers’ or artists’ retreats, yoga or meditative retreats, or others? How about a Reading Retreat: an entire weekend devoted to simply reading books, and if you’re in the mood for it, discussing your favorite new … Continue reading

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New article: “Looking Ahead to Summer in Brevard”

Hi, folks. My newest freelance article is up at Fisher Realty (Brevard, NC). Here’s to summertime in the mountains! To read, click here.

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First Book Love, Book Clubs & Tea Towels

I believe I’ve mentioned before my undying love of book clubs. Since my debut historical novel, Keowee Valley, was published waaaayyyy back in 2012, I’ve met with dozens of book clubs to talk about it. These “meetings” never fail to … Continue reading

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New column: “‘History junkies’ needed to make field trips come alive”

Field trips make history–and any other subject–come alive, for kids of all ages. This and more in my newspaper column this week. Plus the Transylvania History Society, who is looking for a local history buff to help them help area … Continue reading

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New column: “Before kindergarten begins, this preschool deserves thanks”

In one day, my younger daughter will go to kindergarten. My last child, my buddy, my baby. But before she does, I need to thank the preschool that cared so well for both my daughters, and for me, for the … Continue reading

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New column: “How to say goodbye to a house you love”

Hi, all! My newspaper column this week is up, and it’s about saying goodbye to the places we love. I hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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