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Thank you to all who have bought, borrowed, or read Burnt Pot Island.

I enjoyed presenting the book at the Villa Rica Lit Fest this month. Boy, Atlanta is something else. The talented authors there taught me a lot.


I'm busy writing a prequel to Burnt Pot Island. Did you know Skidaway Island was a major player in the 40 acre and a mule experiment?

My character, Dicie in Burnt Pot Island would have lived through all the changes. 


Catherine earns a meager living shucking oysters in a filthy, mosquito-infested shed. Prohibition becomes law and the mayor and sheriff of nearby Savannah lure her son and daughter into rum-running on the deserted Georgia sea islands. Will voodoo and prayer be enough to protect her children when federal agents close in for a raid?

Wild Times on Skidaway Island examines choices residents make when stared down by a bald eagle, when a red-tailed hawk mistakes a golf ball for bird food, and when awakened by the clatter of hooves hitting wooden deck as a deer make a midnight snack out of newly potted flowers.


"It's never too late to discover the champion hidden within."  Karen Dove Barr was a 50 year old working mother when the last of her children grew up and abandoned her. All that was left were 3 bedrooms full of furniture rejected by the Salvation Army. When she tried running a few steps her husband told her to "just walk, you are too old to run." A long distance runner was born.

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I'm looking forward to speaking to Savannah Rotary Club East in February, explaining life on Skidaway Island 100 years ago. 

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