Because change is good. And change is coming.

Because change is good. And change is coming.

IN APRIL, in the early days of Covid, I made the rather impulsive decision to up and self-publish my first novel. I had great support from a handful of writers I deeply respect and who are renown. I had full reads and good interest from multiple literary agents even...

Because. Well. June.

It’s a more gentle life here in these North Carolina mountains when slow, yet sure, comes June. Temperatures modulate, the winds calm (relatively speaking), our meadow comes to life. A wild new green climbs the ridges then settles, making a deep rich carpet, one...

What I’ve Been Reading Lately: January, February

It’s so fun to look back over these reads and to share them with you here. There are some good ones! JANUARY A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson Now that we spend a good bit of time in the North Carolina Mountains, Tim and I are a bit obsessed with hiking the...

What I’ve Been Reading Lately: November, December

  I’ve done a lot of reading in the last five months even if I haven’t done much writing about it here. Time for a catch-up because I am JACKED to tell you about them all and in particular the five I particularly loved–two of which make their...

What I’ve Been Reading Lately: September, October

What a great couple of reading months it has been. I hope my recommendations serve you well and bring you some happy, happy book moments. SEPTEMBER: Of Mess and Moxie, by Jen Hatmaker I’ve got a huge girl-crush on Jen Hatmaker, a woman who speaks her mind with a...

What I’ve Been Reading Lately: June, July, August

JUNE The Dry, by Jane Harper Police investigator Aaron Falk returns home for the funeral of a friend and old wounds resurface in this “page-turner of a mystery set in parched Australia.” I loved everything about the set-up, plus this baby got 4.07 stars on...

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