I have loved reading all the Mother’s Day tributes out on social media.  A common trend this year is talking about what you may have learned from your mom.   There were many posts with words of wisdom passed along, but for me, most of what



18
Feb

Events!

I’ve certainly had my share of fun going to my book events, but you know the old saying, a picture is worth a thousand words.  Since I’ve written about that many on my new book today, I thought I’d share some event photos instead of


I’ve never owned a horse, but I’ve got friends who have them, and therefore, I’ve ridden a few.  Here are a couple little stories about my experiences on horseback – which really have nothing to do with BITTERSWEET except for using the experience when writing


While writing this book, I had to dig deep to try and picture living in a situation where you have access to…not much.  Food for instance.  In the Stamper’s situation, other than what they could grow, hunt, and kill or scavenge, this was the only


It’s that time of year when those of us who live in certain regions of the U.S. are told to be prepared.  We’re told to have enough water for three days, canned foods, batteries, flashlights, and a generator if you can afford one.  From June


Don’t you just love do overs?  Although I provided a “correction” to what I’d talked about in my post yesterday with regard to all the news related to my books, I realized some would have only read the original post.  While my news isn’t all


My word, y’all.  There has been so much pouring in, I figured I better do a post just to make sure I’m able to keep track of it myself!  Some of this will be a repeat for a few of you, but hey, good news


I thought I’d share with you some early “buzz” about my next novel, THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET.  Yesterday I received an email from one of my publicists with great news the book has been selected as a Publisher’s Marketplace Buzz Book for the Fall/Winter 2017-2018


Fyi, y’all. My website is undergoing an overhaul – this time not by me, but by professionals. Amen to that! As much as I like plunking around and figuring out themes for a new look on occasion, the end result never quite meets my expectations


Over the holidays it got so busy I believe there were several times my brain and body disconnected.  Matter of fact, I know they did.  It was like I was on some sort of mental auto-pilot more than once. One of those moments happened when


…in with the new, as the old saying goes. Yesterday I took the tree and decorations down.  Some will think, but what about the Twelve Days of Christmas leading up to the Feast of Epiphany?  A twelve days of Christmas celebration never took place in


I was in Raleigh yesterday helping Mom.  This was the second time while away from my computer, emails, all manner of “connectedness,” that exciting news about THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE sat percolating in my inbox until I got home. I’d spent the day with


18
Nov

Book Stalker

Folks, I’m in the throes of making some minor revisions on BITTERSWEET and wrangling holiday decorations.  When I’m not doing that, I’m trolling the ‘net, stalking my book, trying to figure out how it’s doing.  Time for some tongue in cheek, debut writer shenanigans, I


1
Nov

BIG NEWS!!!

Amazon (!!!) has selected The Education of Dixie Dupree as their “Debut Spotlight” book along with being on their list of TOP 10 Picks for November!   Save


Can you believe it? It’s THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE Release Day! I sincerely appreciate your support, thoughtful comments and shared excitement throughout the last 19 months.  Thank you from me, and from Dixie. This is a collage of moments, pictures to capture my journey


12
Oct

Aftermath

We are fourth for states producing hurricane force winds, and in my lifetime alone, there have been 126 tropical, sub-tropical cyclones to hit North Carolina. Before I write anything else, I want to remember the ones who lost their lives in the storm, the ones


After learning I would be going to the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance trade show in Savannah about two months ago, it’s hard for me to believe it’s already over with!  Like Christmas day, where we work our way up to the moment and before we’ve


I posted this on my blog in November of 2014.  Considering all that I’m seeing, watching and hearing, I thought it might be worthwhile to dredge it up and post again.  I’ve become sort of…what’s the word, disenchanted? Dismayed? Disillusioned?  Assume what you will after


This wasn’t an easy post to write.  I’ve sat on it for days, thinking about it, and wondering if I should write about this topic at all.  It’s likely (probably) premature for me to even think the way I am, but I’ve said before and


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