Lee Smith, Ron Rash and the Gift of the SC Book Festival

Long before I knew the bluebirds had fledged, I declared May 17th a day for the books, a sort of anno Domini event that would forever divide my life into the before and the after. I had just returned from a full day at the South Carolina Book Festival, you see, a day...

Home.

No kidding, this is the road to my hometown. Isn’t that awesome? It’s a journey I took last week, and while it was deeply emotional, it also filled my soul. I hope you will come along with me and, in the paraphrased words of the remarkable Lee Smith, rest...

Day 29: Five Excellent Books, and a DIY Project

There are so many of us in my family, and that is a very good thing. We draw names at Christmas and that is also quite excellent—especially since my sweet sister-in-law, Lisa, ended up with me. Here’s my Christmas Haul. (Thanks, Lisa.) I don’t even have to...

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