When It Floods, And You Are In It

When It Floods, And You Are In It

The third time an emergency alert awakened me, I reached for my phone. It was dark, darkest dark, the bright light just outside the window by my Hindman, Kentucky bed for the first time not providing 24-hour illumination of our tiny shared room. Power must be out, no...
Notable: What I’ve Been Reading Lately

Notable: What I’ve Been Reading Lately

I AM NOT a competitive reader. I don’t set goals, I don’t strategize my list, I don’t look to fill in defined categories or stretch into genres (with intention) I don’t typically enjoy. Which is to say I am basically a mood reader (totally in...
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...

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