Katherine Scott Crawford
Katherine Scott Crawford was born and raised in the blue hills of the South Carolina upcountry. A former newspaper reporter and outdoor educator, she holds a master’s degree in English. Winner of a North Carolina Arts Award in fiction by the N.C. Arts Council, her work has appeared in national and regional literary journals, newspapers and magazines, includingSouth Loop Review, Wilderness House Literary Review and The Santa Fe Writer’s Project, where it earned a Literary Award. She has been awarded full fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center and the Montana Artists Refuge, where she was an October Writer-in-Residence.
An unabashed travel junkie, Crawford has spent short (and long) stints backpacking, writing, and playing in Alaska, Montana, Costa Rica, Italy, Panama and Scotland. Despite the siren call of her far-too crisp passport, the American South remains her favorite home base. She writes, teaches and hikes in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, toddler, and 90 lb. dog. Keowee Valley,set within the ancient boundaries of the Cherokee Nation--and where Crawford grew up--was a Quarter-Finalist in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. It is her debut novel.
Her Books from BelleBooks/Bell Bridge Books: