“Sarah McGuirk, Orphan Train Rider” (NC Humanities Council)
10 am, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019
Newcomers Club, Catawba County Museum of History
“Cold Spots & Tinglies” (Ghost Stories)
Goforth Club, 11:30 am Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019
First United Methodist Church, Hickory, NC
“How to Join a Lineage Society” (Genealogy 101)
10 am Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
Lincolnton Art Center, 232 E. Main, Lincolnton, NC
Idol Talk was a finalist for the 2019 Eric Hoffer Award for Anthologies. The Hoffer awards honor independently-published books that celebrate independent, creative thought.
I was honored with a Merit Scholarship to Tinker Mountain Writers Workshop in June 2019. The award was based on an excerpt from my novel-in-progress.
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
Hear my July 6, 2018 interview on WHKY’s First Talk program here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zNuqxFL-06MzadJdlx5H_m0F7z7mrrrt/view
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
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.