Tag Archives: South Carolina

New column: “A trip down memory lane”

My newspaper column this week is about a trip my cousin and I took down memory lane, to our old stomping grounds at Clemson University. It’s also about college, memory, family, parenting, and more. I hope y’all enjoy it! To … Continue reading

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Sullivan’s Island, here I come: Tinderbox Writers Retreat 2018

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be joining the Tinderbox Writers Workshops this Spring on beautiful Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, as a workshop leader. Founded by Kimberly Brock, author of The River Witch and Georgia Author of the Year 2013 … Continue reading

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New column: “A Confederate flag story, a story I’m embarrassed to tell”

This week in my column in The Greenville News, I wrote about something I did as a 13 year-old: something that has haunted me ever since. It involves race, friendship, history, a letter to the editor, and the Confederate flag. … Continue reading

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A new essay in “Past-Ten”: on memory and miscarriage

A few months ago, a writer/author/teacher/editor friend of mine, the lovely Donald Quist, asked me to submit a piece to his online journal, Past-Ten. Past-Ten is a wonderful publication that asks the question, “What were you doing on this day … Continue reading

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New column: “Find that special spot wherever you are”

There are cool little places, and new things to do, wherever we are. Let’s go on an adventure! That’s my column today in The Greenville News. To read it, click here.

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New event in Greenville, South Carolina – May 2, 2017

Hi, all. I’m thrilled to announce that on May 2nd, I’ll be speaking at the Mother/Daughter/Sister/Friend Banquet at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Greenville, South Carolina. Hosted by the United Methodist Women, our theme will be “We Are All Sisters!” … Continue reading

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Walking the Story: a new essay at the Bell Bridge Books blog

Happy, Happy Friday, friends! A short piece of mine is currently being featured at my publisher’s website. Called “Walking the Story,” it’s about how I quite literally walked, hiked, backpacked, paddled, climbed and swam the story as I wrote my … Continue reading

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What will we do without Pat Conroy?

This week’s column in The Greenville News is in memory¬†of beloved South Carolina author Pat Conroy, who passed away very recently due to pancreatic cancer. There was no question, when it came time to write my next column, that it … Continue reading

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Dear South Carolina – Love, Pat Conroy

By now, most of you know that South Carolina lost its native son, writer Pat Conroy, only this week to pancreatic cancer. Devastated, I’ve combed the Internet over the past several days for different obituaries and tributes to him. Today, … Continue reading

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New column: “Is it true that ‘you can’t go home again’?”

In this week’s column in The Greenville News, I’m pondering on the notion of home. Was Thomas Wolfe right? Is it true that “you can’t go home again”? To read, click here.

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