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Sundays at 2 (tomorrow): Author in the Galleries

Many thanks to the folks at the Greenville County Museum of Art for inviting me to read. The event will take place in the gallery that in which photographer Owen Riley’s work is currently exhibited. I’ll be making connections between  text and image, people and place. Details below.
Mar 22, 2015

Sundays at 2: Author in the Galleries

2 pm – 3 pm

Join local author Heather Marshall as she reads excerpts from her most recent book, The Thorn Tree, along with short selections from other Celtic writers. Listeners will be invited to make connections between the words and visual images in the gallery.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

420 College Street, Greenville SC 29601

 864.271.7570Content ©2015. Greenville County Museum of Art. All rights reserved.

A look at settings from The Thorn Tree

I’m just back from Great Britain. I began with the Scottish launch of The Thorn Tree, in the Isle of Skye, travelled south to Glasgow and west to Arran — all settings in the novel. The Thorn Tree got a wonderful reception at the Skeabost Hotel near Portree, and I enjoyed wandering over hills that would have been dear to Agatha. Here are a couple of photos. (And if you haven’t picked up a copy of the book yet and would to, links are below the photos.

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Agatha may have tread this ground on the southwest of the Isle of Skye. Her beloved Cuillins are in the background.

Arran's peaks loom in the distance -- the view Hope might have had if she'd only opened her eyes in the car on the way to Agatha's

Arran’s peaks loom in the distance — the view Hope might have had if she’d only opened her eyes in the car on the way to Agatha’s

http://www.amazon.com/The-Thorn-Tree-Heather-Marshall/dp/1849823073

http://www.powells.com/biblio/9781849823074

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Thorn-Tree-Heather-Marshall/dp/1849823073

http://www.fishpond.co.nz/Books/Thorn-Tree-Heather-Marshall/9781849823074

http://www.angusrobertson.com.au/book/the-thorn-tree/45229070/

Interview on NovelRocket.com

Last Saturday, I had the delight of teaching a workshop on setting as character to a writing group in Greenville, SC. Everyone was warm and engaging. Each of them was working on at least on  compelling writing project. They took me to lunch after. And one of them – Edie Melson – asked if I’d be willing to be interviewed for her blog. Of course! Here’s the interview (thanks Edie):

http://www.novelrocket.com/2014/06/the-journey-of-two-continent-writer.html

The Thorn Tree: audio excerpt of Chapter 3

Please click the link below to go to the third audio excerpt of The Thorn Tree. This is a section in the middle of Chapter 3, during Margaret’s first morning alone, after Hope has left for Scotland.  You can find the first two audio excerpts under The Thorn Tree tab. Thanks for listening.
Please click a link below if you’d like to buy the book.

The Thorn Tree: audio excerpt of Chapter 2

Please click the link below to go to the second audio excerpt of The Thorn Tree. This is the beginning of Chapter 2, in which Hope arrives in Scotland.  You can find the first audio excerpt under The Thorn Tree tab. Thanks for listening.

 http://youtu.be/j5lmvm4REAo

Please click a link below if you’d like to buy the book.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Thorn-Tree-Heather-Marshall/dp/1849823073

http://www.powells.com/biblio/9781849823074

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Thorn-Tree-Heather-Marshall/dp/1849823073

http://www.fishpond.co.nz/Books/Thorn-Tree-Heather-Marshall/9781849823074

http://www.angusrobertson.com.au/book/the-thorn-tree/45229070/

Thanks for reading.