Ain’t Too Proud to Beg

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg

old sheldon church

I’m always happy for an excuse to visit Beaufort, South Carolina. The town that was too pretty to burn during the War of Northern Aggression, I mean, the United States Civil War. (Well, because a bunch of Northerners owned the sprawling mansions by the time the Union Army got there.)

I’m glad. Whatever it took to save this treasure, an hour’s drive south of Charleston and an hour and a half from…

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To Live Forever Tour Stop: Sea Island Rotary Club and Old Sheldon Church. Thanks for having me speak to your club!

A Change Would Do You Good

A Change Would Do You Good

People don’t like change. I’m a people. Therefore, I don’t care for change, either.

But change I must.

Starting today, I will post on this blog three days a week: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6am EST. I will still respond to comments, interact and read blogs as normal. I just won’t be posting seven days a week. June 20, 2010 was the last day that this blog did not have a new post or a…

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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

roy and andra

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.

kill city blues

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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