I’m kicking off my summer book tour in the town of Tryon, North Carolina. And here’s why… For the last year or so, I’ve had the good fortune of calling Tryon my home away from home. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Tryon is prize horse country and has a vibrant arts…

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Traditions are important touchstones in families.  They connect us to family values, morals, beliefs.  They keep us attuned to our ancestors. One holiday tradition of the season that I treasure is St. Nicholas Day, which we celebrate every December 6th. St. Nicholas Day is commonly celebrated in Germany and other European countries, as well as many…

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As a child I wanted to save the planet, but the problems seemed so large, so many.  I am one of ten children and my father attempted to calm me by telling me not to try to save the entire world, but instead to light one candle.  I was too young to understand the wisdom of that advice. But now I…

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We have the finalists for A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING Giveaway! I confess it was tough to choose only three.  We received so many heartfelt videos sharing story after story about why a couple should win the $40,000 dream wedding in Charleston, SC. Thank you ALL for your entries.  But we only have one wedding to give…

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I’m throwing a wedding celebration–and you’re invited! It started on Sullivan’s Island, just outside of Charleston, SC. I introduced you to my literary family–Marietta Muir (Mamaw) and her granddaughters Carson, Eudora, and Harper. That was the summer of 2013 and my novel The Summer Girls marked the beginning of the Lowcountry Summer series. It’s been…

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