Tag Archives: SC

Column for April 10th: “Upcountry a treasure trove of rich Cherokee history”

Did you know that one of the most powerful native tribes in North America once made its home in the Upstate of South Carolina? I became entranced by the history and culture of the Cherokee Indians as a child, and … 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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Thursday Newspaper Column for Feb. 27, 2014

Hi, all! My newest column is up at The Greenville News. Here’s the link, and hope you enjoy! http://goo.gl/cXlC2E Also: the newspaper is asking readers to tag them on Twitter (@GreenvilleNews) or Facebook or Instagram with your own “big snow” … Continue reading

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Show & Tell Friday: the Middle School, Nature, and History Edition

Hello to all on this crisp, cold (at least where I am) Friday in November. Hope everyone is having a wonderful Fall so far. I sort of semi-extended my Internet fast into the week, and haven’t spent nearly as much … Continue reading

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Belated Show & Tell Friday: A Girl on a Horse, Books, & a Must-See Museum

Please forgive me for the belated Show & Tell post. This past week, my husband lit out for the Mexican border and left me with a rain-addled 4 year-old and a teething 3 month-old. Just kidding. He had to work out of … Continue reading

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Artist Residencies : The Reserve at Lake Keowee (Part I)

I’ve enjoyed a few artist residencies during my short time as a published writer, and they’ve all been different: located in different parts of the country, with varying lengths of stay, accommodations, perks, and expectations of the artist. Certainly, my … Continue reading

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Show & Tell Friday: Monster Turtles, Mountains & More

Happy August, everyone! What a July it was–hot, muggy, rainy, busy and fun. My baby girl is officially 3 months old, and I can hardly believe it. When you were a kid, didn’t it annoy you how grown-ups used to always … Continue reading

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New Events for August & September

Monday, Monday … so good to me … And we’ll stop there. Because the rest of the song gets a little depressing. I’m excited to announce two new events in which I’ve been asked to participate in August and September: * The Birchwood … Continue reading

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Weekend Recap

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to be the guest of honor at two events located on the very land where my novel, Keowee Valley, is set. The first was held at a small lake in the South Carolina Blue … Continue reading

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