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Coupon code for MountainTop Writers Retreat

Hi, all! We still have rooms available at Winter MountainTop, our upcoming retreat for writers and creatives, Jan. 30 – Feb. 2, 2020 in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Use coupon code MTNWRITE for $100 off the total price. … Continue reading

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New column: “It’s okay to embrace the after-Christmas ‘lull’”

We are entering hibernation season, folks. And that’s okay. Let’s embrace the lull. Here’s why, in my newspaper column. To read, click here.

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New column: “Solitude can be a gift in today’s busy world”

Cripes, I almost forgot to post my newspaper column today! It’s been a week of random fevers, manic hand-washing, and sickness prevention in my house. This morning I stood in front of my college students and couldn’t even remember what … Continue reading

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New column: “Winter is a time to dream”

Winter is my favorite time to be a writer. As the winter landscape silvers and chills, my mind–and imagination–seem to open that much wider. So this, and more, in my newspaper column this week. To read, click here.

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New column: “‘Christmas time’s a comin’,” be open to revelation

This week in my newspaper column, I’m pondering on wonder, faith, doubt, and being open. I hope you’ll join me here. And may your days be merry and bright! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from my home to yours!

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New column: “Reporting back from Winter Storm Jonas”

This week’s new column in The Greenville News is my family report from Winter Storm Jonas. Which dumped almost 16 inches of snow on my town. Because who doesn’t want to leave their house via sled? To read, click here. … Continue reading

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Today’s newspaper column: “As winter roars its last, hunker down with a good book”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about cozying up with a good book … perhaps one from your past. What were your favorite books as a child or teenager? What would you read again if you could? I … Continue reading

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New column: “Embrace the season and you’ll warm up winter”

Hi, folks. Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about the joys of winter. Really. To read, click here.

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New column: “Watching kids might be the cure for the Christmas blues”

Hi, folks. Forgot to post the link to Thursday’s column. I blame it on Finals week at the College where I teach. Or the fact that my toddler’s only slept through the night twice in the past four months. This … 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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