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“She Loves You: The World of Teen Idols”
John Hoyle Chapter, NSDAR
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Lake Hickory Country Club
Hickory, NC

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






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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 this summer from McFarland & Co. We’ve collected essays from 43 outstanding female writers sharing their memories of how their celebrity crush affected their life.  Mr. Teen Idol himself, Peter Noone, 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 essay, “It Could Happen to You,” appears 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.