Thursday, September 20, 2012

First Review of Keowee Valley & I'm Hitting the Road

I woke this morning to find the first review of Keowee Valley posted by Jill's Reviews at Goodreads. I couldn't be happier!

Who needs caffeine with a morning pick-me-up like that?!

In less than an hour, I'm hitting the road for Berry College and the 2012 Southern Women Writers Conference. There I'm presenting a paper along with other fiction writers, during a session called "Escaping Beginnings and Coming of Age." But most of all, I'm looking foward to hearing from other emerging writers and from some Southern greats like South Carolina's own Josephine Humphreys, singer-songwriter-actress-author Marshall Chapman, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson.

I'm traveling without my dog, which always feels odd since she's usually with me whenever it's just me, but I do have my playlist ready. I plan on quite a bit of Southern "girl" power: some Dolly Parton (of course), Dixie Chicks, Indigo Girls, Sugarland, and more.

Road trip!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Up on Goodreads

I, and Keowee Valley, are officially up on Goodreads--that fabulous site for lovers of all things booky.

Check "us" out when you get a chance:

When I was cleared to join as an author, Goodreads merged my old personal page with my new author one. That being said, all my many book reviews and the unending list of books I've read (and am currently reading) will be there, along with some of my favorite quotations, a bio, events, news and more. There's also a feed to this blog, so any time I post here, it'll also show up on Goodreads.

Soon, reviews of Keowee Valley will start appearing on Goodreads. Which I, of course, find terrifying and wonderful at the same time.

As one of my publishers extraordinaire, the author Deborah Smith, likes to say: