chowan county

Location, location, location.

As you’ve probably figured out by now, most of my stories are set in North Carolina – mostly in a teeny little rural county called Chowan. It’s a real place. I swear. I grew up there (but not that much. I’m 5’2″.). Everything in my backlist is set there. In my contracted/yet-to-be-released titles, the only Read more of this post »



Romping in a Crimson Wonderland (Giveaway ended)

We’ve got winnas! The grand prize winner of a $100 gift certificate is Marianne Theresa for commenting on Heather Thurmeier‘s post. $50 each to Shannon Grider with R.T. Wolfe and April Holgate with Nikkie Locke! The random winner of a copy of My Nora was Beckey. Beckey – keep an eye peeled on your email Read more of this post »



Goodies from the Vault: Wine Queen

I have a confession to make: I’m a bit of a thief. Before you start clutching your pearls, hear me out! I only steal artifacts and heirlooms from family members. Usually I wait until they’ve gone to the bathroom and then I make a grab for something and run it out to my car trunk. Read more of this post »



How to Find a Date in Chowan County

Let’s pretend for a moment that you’re moving to Chowan County. Imagine that you’re single and ready to mingle. Got that? Okay, now here’s the problem: the population isn’t huge. Lots of kids move away for college and never return. (That’s what I did.) The ones that do go home (or stay home) probably marry Read more of this post »



East Coast Girls are Hip

…at least the Beach Boys said so. I have to admit, though, that Chowan County isn’t exactly on the forefront of fashion trends. It doesn’t have any upscale boutiques or malls and the only large clothing store in town is Peebles on Broad Street (prior to Peebles it was a Belk which was actually “Belk-Tyler” Read more of this post »