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Upcoming Events

“Idol Talk” reading with Jill McCorkle & Marjorie Hudson
Burwell School Historic Site
6:30 pm Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019
319 N. Church Street
Hillsborough, NC

“Idol Talk” Presentation
NC Colonial Dames 17th Century State Conference
Friday, March 8, 2019
Marriott Crabtree Valley
Raleigh, NC

“She Loves You: The World of Teen Idols”
Mebane Historical Museum
2 pm Sunday, March 10, 2019
209 W. Jackson
Mebane, NC

“Sarah McGuirk, Orphan Train Rider” (NC  Humanities Council)
6:30 pm, April 15, 2019
Richmond County Historical Society
Rockingham City Hall
Rockingham, NC

“Idol Talk” Reading with Marjorie Hudson & Lisa Kline
Writers-in-Residence Series
5:30 pm, Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Weymouth Center for the Arts                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Southern Pines, NC

In the News

Idol Talker Linda Sienkiewicz has featured the book on her blog. Check it out here: http://lindaksienkiewicz.com/women-writers-share-celebrity-crushes/#comment-5790

As of September 2018, Idol Talk is ranked #5 in overall sales for McFarland Publishers.

Hear my July 6 interview on WHKY’s First Talk program here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zNuqxFL-06MzadJdlx5H_m0F7z7mrrrt/view

Elizabeth Searle and I are thrilled to announce the publication of IDOL TALK: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives from McFarland & Co., May 2018. We collected essays from 44 outstanding female writers sharing their memories of how their celebrity crush affected their life.  Mr. Teen Idol himself, Peter Noone,  Herman of Herman’s Hermits, wrote the foreword. Discounted copies will be available at public readings and other book events.

My story, “Midlife,” appears in the first issue of Torch Magazine of Richmond Community College, Rockingham, NC.

Reminder from the NC Writers Network: I’m one of them.  http://www.ncwriters.org/index.php/our-members/network-news/4883-ncwns-critiquing-and-editing-service-a-reintroduction

My story, “Southern Gal,” appeared in the premiere issue of Teach. Write.

My essay, “It Could Happen to You,” appeared in the 2017 issue of City Works Literary Journal, a publication of San Diego City College.

WFAEats food essays. Read them here: http://wfae.org/topic/wfaeats

Column Fare

I write a biweekly column for the Observer-News-Enterprise in Newton, NC, Hickory Daily Record, Hickory, NC and the Lincoln Herald, Lincolnton, NC. My latest offering is posted on the “Blogs” section of this website.