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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My island life just outside of Charleston, South Carolina inspires my writing life. The lush landscape teems with life in the marshes and rivers, forests and beaches. The wild is my inspiration. Sea turtles, monarch butterflies, and dolphins have sparked my stories in the past. And this time, migrating shorebirds are the backdrop of my new novel,…

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In just a month, I hit road the for a coast-to-coast book tour to celebrate the June 20th release of BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT. Book tour is a favorite time of year for me because I get to meet all of you and hear your stories! I treasure our interactions and your support. One question readers…

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Summer’s coming! That means migrating shorebirds, such as willets and red knots, plovers and sandpipers, are returning to the shores of my beloved beach, the Isle of Palms.  And this year, their arrival also signals the arrival of my new novel, BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT. This is the final book of my Beach House Series,…

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I finally did it! My first Facebook Live video. And I must admit, it was actually pretty fun, and easy (except for the fact that we couldn’t get the Live video feature to work on my Facebook author page, so we did it from my Facebook conservation page instead). I must learn to speak louder next…

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Most people don’t know that titles of books are not copyrighted. For example, I could write a book titled Gone with the Wind. Surprised? I know I was when other books titled The Beach House were released! Most of the time, publishers want to avoid a title that’s already been taken, but sometimes books do…

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