Wanna See My Cupcakes?

Wanna See My Cupcakes?

Thanks to everyone who came out to Cupcake Down South‘s Upper King Street Charleston location yesterday. Good news: I broke Dad’s record for most books sold in one day. By a long shot. He’ll NEVER catch up with me. Bad news: MTM has been kissing me non-stop since I got home. He shared his Very Bad Cold with me, and I’m down for the count.

Therefore, I’m leaving it to Mom to write today’s post.…

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To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis Cupcake Charleston Book Signing. Most books sold in one day. Thanks to everyone who came out!!

Roy’s Variety Show Makes a Stop in Charleston

Roy’s Variety Show Makes a Stop in Charleston

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They got breakfast at this place tomorrow? We can go out for breakfast if you want.

It’s Cupcake, Dad. They have CUPCAKES….

They have lots of different flavors, huh? Maybe some blueberry muffins?

CUPCAKES, Dad. They are making a special CINNAMON SUGAR CUPCAKE just for my BOOK SIGNING. You know, like Emmaline has in my book?

I ain’t read your book, Andra. I done sold a lot of your books on your…

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If you celebrate, Happy #Easter!

Set Your Mind on Fire. Read.

Set Your Mind on Fire. Read.

Need more evidence that our superficial skim-and-go world is bad for your brain? Look no further than this 2012 study on the impact of reading on the brain, published in the World of Psychology. Read the story by clicking here.

It’s short. I’ll wait.

What really intrigued me about this branch of literary neuroscience is the specific investigation of the cadence of poetry and literary metaphor and…

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Fight Brain Drain. Read a Novel.

Fight Brain Drain. Read a Novel.

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What does it cost our brains if we don’t read long-form works? According to this study by Emory University in Atlanta, maybe…..a lot. Click here to read the UK Independent article on the impact of novel reading on brain function.

I’ll wait.

Welcome back.

I found this story thanks to awesome writer Kate Shrewsday. It couldn’t have come at a better time for me.

My reading—especially my novel…

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I Came. I Saw. I READ.

I Came. I Saw. I READ.

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I read an article in the Washington Post recently. Reading Is Different Online Than Off. Seriously. Click on the link.

I’ll wait.

Okay. Now that you’re back, let’s discuss.

Because I’m alarmed at the number of people who’ve said things like this to me lately:

Your book is the first book I’ve read in, like, FOREVER.

I feel guilty when I take time to read. It’s like I’m not really DOING anything.


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Meet Me At Cupcake Saturday April 19

Meet Me At Cupcake Saturday April 19

The folks at Cupcake’s King Street Charleston location have been working. FOR WEEKS. On a very special cupcake.

Behold, the cinnamon sugar cupcake-that-looks-like-a-doughnut-Emmaline-might-eat.

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Come out and get your very own. Or just come by to welcome me back to Charleston. I’ll be at Cupcake’s Upper King Street location from 10am – Noon on Saturday, April 19.

You’ll be at the Marion Square…

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Today’s the Day

Today’s the Day


The To Live Forever Journey to Charleston Contest ends at midnight tonight. Thank you to everyone who read the book and posted reviews, who shared the book with their blog audiences and social networks, and who recommended it to others. I wish every single one of you could win the contest.

If you’d like to garner a few more entries, you still have time.

Share #ToLiveForeverbook on social media…

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Blistered Battered and Bewildered

Blistered Battered and Bewildered


I had to run to keep up with MTM. I mean, really run.

“We’re not going to make the train if you don’t come on.” That he carried two stuffed suitcases and one full briefcase to my demure purse made my lagging inexcusable. I ground my teeth and tried to step up.

Liquid oozed inside my right shoe. Stuck my toes together. A sensation too familiar. Too soon.

After five weeks of walking, FIVE WEEKS of…

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