Tag Archives: NC

New column: “Autumn is a heartbreaker”

My column this week in The Greenville News is about my favorite time of year, and the bittersweet beauty its short season holds. I do hope y’all enjoy it. To read, click here. 

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New column: “Taking time for yourself”

This week in The Greenville News, my column is about self care. Taking time for yourself. It’s hard for me to type that without rolling my eyes. Because it’s so. dang. hard. to do. But it’s worth it! To read, … Continue reading

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New column: “Things to remember about the Pisgah National Forest”

My column this week in The Greenville News is filled with tips for those thinking about heading into the forest this summer. In my case, the Pisgah National Forest, which rims the town where I live: a mecca for hikers, … Continue reading

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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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New column: “The beautiful chaos of Christmas present”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about the crazy chaos of my Christmas present. And includes references to Sam Elliott, “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” and Bojangles. I hope you enjoy it! To read, click here. … Continue reading

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Today’s column: “Tips on building a perfect summer day”

Today’s column is up at The Greenville News, and it’s full of my favorite recipe for a perfect summer day. To read, click here. Hope y’all enjoy!

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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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