Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Palmetto Chapter of SinC!

Wanda Craig, C. Hope Clark, Maxine Vert, Riley Miller, me, Sasscer Hill, Elizabeth Eldering

This past Saturday, an intrepid group of seven met at the Main Richland County Public Library in Columbia, SC, to form the Palmetto Chapter of Sisters in Crime. Attendees came from Aiken, Anderson, and the Midlands. I was honored to be elected President. Sasscer Hill, our Vice President, has already set up a Facebook page, and Wanda Craig, our Secretary/Treasurer, is busy working on the by-laws. We’ve made plans to meet the third Saturday of each month at Grecian Gardens in West Columbia. In February, C. Hope Clark will speak about her Thanks to everyone for tremendous the support!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Inspiration in Art

Susan F. Craft is an excellent author, but she’s also a talented artist. As she wrote her latest novel, Laurel, for inspiration, she painted a waterfall where a special, romantic, poignant, and future-changing scene takes place.

While searching for their daughter, who was stolen with her Cherokee aunt by slavers, Lilyan and Nicholas come across an enchanting waterfall where fireflies dot the sky.
At that time, they reaffirm their commitment to each other and their family. Susan’s picture wonderfully illustrates their view. During the holidays, Susan and I enjoyed painting snowy landscapes. Best wishes, Susan. May many readers enjoy Laurel.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy Launch Day for Susan F. Craft!

Susan F. Craft
Susan F. Craft’s novel The Chamomile debuted in 2011. Set in Revolutionary War Charleston, SC, it featured plucky heroine Lilyan Cameron, an artist, who helps the Patriot cause after her brother is confined on a British prison ship. The Chamomile received the SIBA Okra Pick award. This week sees publication of its sequel, Laurel. Lilyan and her husband Nicholas search across South Carolina for their abducted daughter. The Online FaceBook Launch party to celebrate the release of Laurel will be held on January 17 from 2-4 EST. Congratulations to Susan and best wishes that Laurel is welcomed by many readers!