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Travels in Tryon, NC

I recently traveled to Tryon, North Carolina to work out the details for my upcoming book signing at The BookShelf scheduled for Saturday, April 27th at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. If you’re in the area, please be sure to stop by and say “hi.” I’d love to chat with you. Read more →

Feeling nostalgic for the 80s.

To celebrate the new year, my husband and I decided to stay-in and have an 80s movie marathon. We were feeling a little nostalgic for the past, and we knew that watching these “feel good” movies was the best way to bring in the new year. Read more →

The Year I Almost Drowned

The Year I Almost Drowned is available on Amazon.com. See what’s in store for Finn and the rest of the characters from Graceville

Dupont State Park

This photo was taken at Dupont State Park in North Carolina. It’s one of my favorite parks to visit. And for you trivia buffs, some of the scenes from The Hunger Games movie were filmed at Dupont. If you’re ever near Brevard, NC, make sure you visit this park. It’s absolutely beautiful.

The Summer I Learned to Dive featured in Talk Magazine!

I’m tickled pink to be featured in this month’s issue of Talk Magazine.  Check it out!

 

 

 

It’s part of the creative process…I promise.

 

I enjoy taking long walks. For one, it’s exercise and at my age, it’s required. But the real reason I enjoy my treks outside (aside from the absolutely stunning scenery the Palmetto State has to offer) is it’s my time to brainstorm and to create some good old fashioned writing magic. Read more →

A Collision of Art and Literature

On August 11, 2012, art and literature collided at Art and Light Gallery in Greenville, SC.  Artist Annie Koelle and I hosted an art and literature event. Read more →

What’s on your desk?

This is an example of what sits on my desk. I’d show you the rest of my desk but the big stack of papers and overall mess may frighten you. I’m not that tidy. All I need when I’m working is a place to type, a comfortable chair and some cool things to look at.  Read more →

Diners = Heaven

I love diners. It’s that feel of nostalgia they give you, like you’re stepping back in time sitting in a booth across from your honey sharing the same milkshake. There’s so much to love from the red glittery booths and bar stools, to the black and white checkered floors, and of course, the juke box that plays nothing but old tunes. I recently found this gem in Franklin, NC. Read more →

Books that Change Your Life

Have you ever read a book and thought about it for days? Was it the type of book that left you in tears, frustrated, happy, mad, or maybe a mix of all of these emotions? I read Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell when I was fourteen years old. Thanks to my mom’s quirky addiction to all things Gone with the Wind –which included countless forced viewings of the Read more →