It’s Christmas come early! The paperback edition of A Lowcountry Christmas recently landed on my doorstep and is available now where books are sold. This year it’s on bookshelves anointed with a special award: the Southern Book Prize. It’s a tremendous honor from the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance.  Thank you, SIBA! This family novel has a powerful message for the holidays.  It…

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Since the June release of BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT, I’ve been on a coast-to-coast book tour that has kept me away from home most days. During a book launch celebration at Isle of Palms, attendees enjoyed a complimentary special cocktail provided by Firefly Distillery. First, I must say, my husband and I are big fans…

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Happy Fourth of July y’all! The summer book tour has me far from my beach town in South Carolina this year. Today, I’m waking up in beautiful coastal Delaware with two holiday book signings on the schedule. I’ll be signing copies of Beach House for Rent at Browseabout Books on Rehoboth Beach and then later at Bethany…

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  My new noel BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT wouldn’t be possible without the brilliant, generous professionals who enthusiastically shared their knowledge with me. One of those people who deserves great thanks is Felicia Sanders of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, for the education she gave me on shorebirds, seabirds, and wading birds. Because…

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I can finally share my new novel with you, my dear readers! I’m so excited! I’ve said this before, but this is a book of my heart. BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT returns to the beach I call home and allows me to share with you, through the characters’ lives and experiences, why I love the…

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ONE WEEK. JUNE 20TH. That’s the release date of BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT. It’s a return to the beach–my beach–the Isle of Palms, where I call home. And this is a book of my heart. This week I begin a coast-to-coast book tour to share this special moment with all of you. Thank you, dear…

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School’s out for summer and the beach traffic is booming again here on Isle of Palms, South Carolina, as the vacationers, day trippers, and locals alike flock to the beach. There are two things people always want to know when they visit this special beach town… where should I eat and what book should I…

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My family and I moved to Isle of Palms, South Carolina nearly twenty years ago for my husband’s job. We had been vacationing on the island for years, so what a thrill it was–especially for my three young children–to live at the beach. Fate brought us here. After my move, my way of storytelling transformed. No…

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