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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: “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.

To read, click here.

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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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New column: “Why do the children get left behind?”

GoGray2017FBBannerWhy so little funding for childhood cancer cures?

Last week, the first of one of two columns I wrote about pediatric brain cancer, and my dear friends’ journey with it, was published. This week, the second column  was published. While the focus of the story are my friends’ and their incredible son, Holmes, age 9, the heart of the matter is that it’s about all the kids. How much money are we willing to give, as a country, to fund the research of pediatric brain cancer?

Brain tumors are most prevalent in children. More children die of brain tumors than any other cancer. Right now, our country deems it adequate to offer children with brain tumors 1% of federal funding. That’s one penny out of every dollar.

Please read this column, and please pass it on.

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New column: “Pediatric cancer is an emotional journey”

gograyinmayMy newspaper column this week is one near to my heart. It’s about my dear friends and their son, Holmes, age 9. Holmes has a malignant brain tumor. This is a special family.

I hope you’ll take the time to read the column, and I ask that you please share it with everyone you know, especially on social media. The more attention we can bring to the funding of pediatric brain tumors, the more quickly a cure may be discovered. Sharing is such a small thing, that could become such a big one.

Please also consider donating to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation at www.curethekids.org.

I’m honored that my friends let me share their story. To read it, click here.

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New column: “The view from my porch desk”

Spring has got me all nutty. I forgot to post last week’s newspaper column, which is about making my move to the desk on my front porch … where I can see the world go by.

This might be a good time to mention that you should be careful what you do and say around writers.

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

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New column: “Tales from a failed gardener”

51112379-woman-having-a-coffee-break-while-working-in-the-gardenHoly the-days-are-getting-away-from-me, Batman! I completely forgot to post last week’s newspaper column. Which is all about plants, and gardening, and failing at it.

To read click here.

I hope y’all enjoy it! Once the new one is published (i.e. this week’s column), I’ll post it, too.

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New column: “Weddings celebrate all the ties that bind”

weddingWeddings are so much fun, for so many different reasons. So: weddings, marriage, old friends, love, reunions, camp, and more, in my newspaper column this week. I hope y’all enjoy it!

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New column: “April’s forecast: sunny with a chance of grumpy”

aprilhaApril isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. So this, spring, life, poetry, and more, in my newspaper column this week.

Hope y’all enjoy it!

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New column: “A trip down memory lane”

familyforgnMy 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!

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