Category Archives: Accidental Birds of the Carolinas


A Field, A Quilt, A Novel

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Thomas Wolfe WROTE, “a sTONE, a LEAF, A door;” in his seminal novel Look Homeward, Angel. I was inspired in part by Wolfe’s  sense of place to write my first novel about a Field. A Field so full of layers of … Continue reading


Blog Hopping

Thanks to Peggy Payne for inviting me to her blog hop! Peggy is one of my favorite fiction writers–for her love of character, her illuminating images, her deep and surprising encounters with the holy. Her new novel, released on Good … Continue reading


Pen/Hemingway Recognition

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Every writer has a dream award, the one that she knows would change life forever. Pen/Hemingway, an award for first fiction book, has always been one of those for me. It’s the kind of award that you can get only … Continue reading