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How to Build a Creative Life … or, Navigating Creative Disappointment … or, The Rallying Cry of the Working Writer

I couldn’t decide on a title for this post (obviously).I am not normally indecisive—it’s just that each of the above titles fits. They are all part of the story of the working writer. Here’s my story, at least for today: … Continue reading

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It’s 2020. It’s time to finally invest in your writing life.

It is 2020. It’s time to finally invest in your writing life–in your story, the one you’ve always wanted to tell. In the book you’ve always wanted to write. Being a writer, BELIEVING you are and can be a writer, … Continue reading

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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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Resolve to commit to your writing in 2020 – Winter MountainTop Writers Retreat

The new year is coming, crisp and cold and mysterious–waiting for you to finally tell your story. There is still time to register for our upcoming retreat, Winter MountainTop, hosted Jan. 30 – Feb. 2, 2020 at gorgeous Earthshine Lodge … Continue reading

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Looking for a writer’s retreat this winter? Or a gift for the writer in your life? Our Winter Retreat is live!

* I have published a brand-new Keowee Valley Christmas story! $0.99 on Kindle (FREE for Kindle Unlimited members.) Quinn and Jack are back in the Valley! Click here for more info.  Give yourself–or the writer in your life–the gift of … Continue reading

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Last day for the Early Bird Discount to MountainTop Writers Retreat, Nov. 8 – 11, 2019

Hi, all! Today is the last day of the Early Bird Discount for MountainTop Writers Retreat’s inaugural retreat for women writers, Fall MountainTop: Nov. 8-11, 2019.  Invest in your writing. Write your book. Give yourself this gift of uninterrupted creative … Continue reading

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My novel anniversary: Seven years later + a GIVEAWAY

* If you’re looking for information about MountainTop Writers Retreats, click here. And don’t forget the Early Bird Special for our inaugural women’s retreat, Fall MountainTop, runs now through Sept. 30th! Seven years ago today my debut novel was published. … Continue reading

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First Book Love, Book Clubs & Tea Towels

I believe I’ve mentioned before my undying love of book clubs. Since my debut historical novel, Keowee Valley, was published waaaayyyy back in 2012, I’ve met with dozens of book clubs to talk about it. These “meetings” never fail to … Continue reading

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