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Katherine Scott Crawford is an award-winning writer, newspaper and magazine columnist, and college English teacher. She’s the author of Keowee Valley, an historical adventure set in the Revolutionary-era Carolinas and in the Cherokee country. Her parenting/outdoor life columns appear weekly in The Greenville News (S.C.), Upstate Parent Magazine (S.C.), the Asheville Citizen-Times (N.C.), and appear often in U.S.A. Today and other newspapers across the country.

“A glorious debut from a gifted author.”
-Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Big Stone Gap and The Shoemaker’s Wife

Keowee Valley is a terrific first novel by Katherine Scott Crawford–a name that should be remembered.”
-Pat Conroy, bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and South of Broad

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New column: “‘Travel’ can take you far away — or close to home”

travelI am a travel junkie. Straight-up addicted to the adventure high of exploring new places. But these days–oh, who are we kidding? The past decade–my travel has been limited by familial and professional responsibility, and by my meager budget.

But I believe travel is imperative to the human experience. What’s that mean? Find out in my newest newspaper column.

I hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “Summer in the South makes a sound like nowhere else on earth”

Soft wave of  sea on the sandy beachAh, the sounds of summer in the South! Crickets, cicadas, tree frogs, ocean waves, the thwap of a basketball on a concrete court, and so much more. All this in my newspaper column this week. I sure hope y’all enjoy it!

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New column: “Wrinkles and wisdom”

Last week, I was at the beach with my family, and completely checked out from the rest of the world. It was glorious.

So here’s my newspaper column from last week. It was inspired by a gorgeous older woman I saw walking down the street earlier this summer. I hope y’all enjoy it!

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New column: “Shower shoes, tears: It’s time for summer camp”

Little sister hugging big sister goodbye

Little sister hugging big sister goodbye

This week’s newspaper column is about the fact that I have let my 8 year-old daughter go to sleepaway camp, 3 hours away, for the first time. And I’m wondering if I’ve lost my mind.

So summer, camp, kids, parenting, motherhood, life, letting go, independence, and more, in my column this week. I hope y’all enjoy it. And consider saying a prayer that I can sleep at night until she gets home.

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New column: “It’s time to savor summer, even if it’s in small sips”

sunsetoceanThe Fourth of July has passed, and we have reached what I consider to be summer’s pinnacle. Its high point. This should be a marked moment–a time for consideration.

This, and more, in my newspaper column this week. I sure hope y’all enjoy it.

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New column: “How to say goodbye to a house you love”

goodbyehouseHi, all! My newspaper column this week is up, and it’s about saying goodbye to the places we love. I hope y’all enjoy it!

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New column: “It’s time to celebrate the summer solstice–the first day of summer and the longest day of the year”

summersolsticeAll over the world, people celebrate the summer solstice. It’s the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, a day around which parties and legends abound. So that’s what I’m writing about in my newspaper column this week. I hope y’all enjoy it. Happy summer to all!

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New column: “Here’s to the dads who taught me to waterski”

waterskiI am woefully behind on posting my newspaper columns. I blame the summer, that mercurial minx.

This one is about childhood, learning to waterski, and the dads who taught me how. With a belated Happy Father’s Day to all the good men out there.

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New column: “30 ingredients for an old-fashioned summer”

lightning-bugsSummer is coming! Let’s do it the old-fashioned way–with (mostly) free, simple pleasures for young and old. I’ve a bunch of ideas in this week’s newspaper column. Thirty, to be exact. Thanks for reading!

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New column: “It’s time to donate the tiny toddler clothes, and big tears are falling”

Recently I decided it was time to pull my daughters’ baby and toddler clothes down from the attic, and give them away. I don’t know what I was thinking. The agony.

So this, parenting, kids, childhood, memories, and more, in my newspaper column this week. I sure hope y’all enjoy it.

To read, click here.

Back when she was a baby

Back when she was a baby

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