November has arrived but I am still savoring the final warmth of the fall season and the occasional flowers we find in our travels. The photo above was taken high atop the mountain at Caesars Head State Park in South Carolina, a beautiful park with gorgeous views and fine hiking trails…. My husband J.L. and I are continuing to travel, as we can, working on our new South Carolina state parks guidebook we started in late August, and we have now visited eighteen parks around the state. We hope to explore a few more parks before November ends, if the weather holds. Then we’ll pick back up on our park visits in the spring.

Our book signing events for the 2019 year are almost finished and we are ready for a needed break. J.L. and I enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the juried Foothills Craft Guild show earlier in the month and I also spoke for the Cormac McCarthy Literary Festival. Now we have only two speaking events and the big Kentucky Book Fair to attend at the Alltech Arena in Lexington, KY, Saturday, 9-5, November 16th in the Kentucky Horse Park… If you live in that area I hope you’ll stop by to visit with us. It’s a fabulous “free” event with many fine authors from around the southeast.

This month, I’m finalizing proof edits for my new novels coming out in the spring—HAPPY VALLEY, the first of the new Mountain Home Books, and RETURN TO EDISTO, the second in the Edisto Trilogy. Over the winter I’ll be writing a new book I’m really excited about set in Cherokee, North Carolina … but the books, already on the publication schedule, you can look forward to sooner are listed below.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all… and thank you for reading my books. … Lin




Did you notice you didn’t see a Pop-Up to subscribe to this monthly newsletter? That’s because I decided, like many other authors, to post my newsletter on my website every month without asking my readers and fans to subscribe to yet another email subscription newsletter. … I personally don’t like subscription only newsletters, which often come much too frequently or are boring,  and I have found it also the very dickens to unsubscribe to them as well!

Anyway, I hope you will enjoy looking for this newsletter at the first of each month. At your convenience, you can pop over to read a short news note … learn what I’m working on in my writing, find out where I’m speaking or signing that month, and be alerted when I have new books coming out. I may later do a giveaway options here, too, and all without you needing to deal with yet another email…. Yeah!!! Also, while on my website, you can read my longer monthly Blog Post filled with photo illustrations, check over my Appearances page, or read a synopsis of one of my books. I really like the idea of having everything for my readers all in one place … and my website address couldn’t be easier to remember at:… Hope you love my new monthly newsletter. …. See you again next month!! … Lin