Tag Archives: WNC

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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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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New Review of Keowee Valley + Upcoming Events

There’s a new review of my debut historical novel, Keowee Valley, in BlueRidgeNow–the online version of the Hendersonville Times-News. Though the novel was published in 2012, I’m excited that people are still writing and talking about it! Especially regionally and … Continue reading

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New newspaper column: “Spring cleaning ‘ain’t no joke’”

This week’s newspaper column is up at The Greenville News. It’s all about Spring cleaning–or not. With a few sage tidbits from Louisa May Alcott, Phyllis Diller, and Erma Bombeck. To read, click here. Happy Spring!

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New Event: 7th Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest, April 24 – 25th

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be one of the Author Presenters at the 7th Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest, April 24 – 25 in Flat Rock, North Carolina on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College. I’m thrilled to be … Continue reading

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New newspaper column: “Everyone has a forest. What’s yours?”

The link to the online version of my column this week in The Greenville News is already up. It’s about finding what makes us unique — and much of that has to do with the things and the people we … Continue reading

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Today’s newspaper column: “Hot Springs is a road trip worth taking”

My column today in The Greenville News is all about Hot Springs, North Carolina–where my husband and I recently celebrated our 10-year anniversary. Hot Springs has hiking and history, good food and drink, rivers, mountains, ancient Cherokee art, and ghost … Continue reading

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Today’s newspaper column: “Please, never close school again”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is particularly appropriate, even if I date myself. When I wrote it, my girls had missed four days of school due to snow, ice, and brutal cold: today marks the ninth school day they’ve … Continue reading

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The weather outside is frightful …

This week has been wild: snow, sleet and ice here in Western North Carolina, with temperatures soon to dip into the negative degrees. As I type, it’s snowing again in a bluster outside my living room window. I LOVE it. … Continue reading

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For Valentine’s Day, Five of the Places I Love

Today is Friday the 13th. We had a two-hour school delay today in Western North Carolina for cold. (Yep: cold.) I’m wearing fleece pants and my Sorel snow boots. I didn’t brush my hair before dropping my older daughter at … Continue reading

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