Happenings

 

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Upcoming Events

“What Makes a Southern Story Southern?”
Rockingham Historical Society
Monday, May 21, 2018
7 pm, City Council Chambers
Rockingham, NC

“Pop Goes t he Writer: Using Pop Culture in Your Fiction, Nonfiction…”
Stonecoast MFA Residency, University of Southern Maine
(appearing with Elizabeth Searle & Nancy Holder) Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Harraseeket Inn
Freeport, ME

 

“She Loves You: The World of Teen Idols”
Monday, July 23, 2018
6 pm, St. Stephens Branch Library
3225 Springs Road NE
Hickory, NC

“She Loves You: The World of Teen Idols”
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
6 pm, Main Library
115 W. C Street
Newton, NC

“She Loves You: The World of Teen Idols”
Gaston County Library
Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
1555 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC

Idol Talk Book Reading and Celebration”
Main Street Books
2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
126 S. Main
Davidson, NC

“She Loves You: The World of Teen Idols”
Gaston County Library
Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
1555 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC

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In the News

My story, “Midlife,” is forthcoming in the premiere issue of Torch Magazine. Debut party is May 10 in Rockingham, NC.

Friend and writer Elizabeth Searle and I are pleased to announce the upcoming publication of “IDOL TALK: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives” due out in June from McFarland & Co. We’ve 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, has written the foreword. Stay tuned for more information.

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 in 2017.

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’m writing 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.