St Louis fair

Upcoming Events

“Sarah McGuirk, Orphan Train Rider” (NC  Humanities Council)
10 am, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019
Newcomers Club, Catawba County Museum of History
Court Square
Newton, NC

“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 

In the News

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

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.