Kristy Woodson Harvey
Kristy Woodson Harvey is the internationally bestselling author of Dear Carolina, Lies and Other Acts of Love, Slightly South of Simple, The Secrets to Southern Charm and the forthcoming The Southern Side of Paradise. Kristy was a finalist for the Southern Book Prize, her work has been optioned for film and her books have received numerous accolades including the Southern Independent Bookseller Association’s Okra Pick, USA Today’s Happy Ever After’s Best Women’s Fiction, and Maria Shriver’s Top Summer Reads.
She blogs with her mom Beth Woodson on Design Chic about how creating a beautiful home can be the catalyst for creating a beautiful life. Design Chic is the inaugural member of the design blogger hall of fame, sponsored by Traditional Home, and winner of Amara’s Best Luxury Blog, as chosen by Roberto Cavalli.
Harvey is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s school of journalism and holds a master’s in English from East Carolina University, with a concentration in multicultural and transnational literature. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and websites, including Southern Living, Traditional Home, Parade, USA Today, Domino, Our State and O. Henry. She has been seen in Today.com, Women’s Health,The Washington Post, US News and World Report, The Huffington Post,Marie Claire’s The Fix, Woman’s World, Readers’ Digest, Bustle, New York Live and North Carolina Bookwatch, among others.
She is a proud member of the Tall Poppy Writers, serves on the board of Beaufort Historical Association, and is a member of the University of North Carolina’s Women’s Leadership Council. She is a frequent speaker at fundraisers, book conferences and private events. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and seven-year-old son where she is working on her next novel.
Talks and Topics
The Peachtree Bluff Novels - Author Presentation
Dear Carolina - Author Presentation
Lies and Other Acts of Love - Author Presentation
The Secrets to Southern Charm - and Southern Entertaining
Preserving the Past: Remodeling Historic Home and Creating Characters with Lasting Legacies
Coastal Inspiration in Stories and Homes
Creating a Life by Design: Stepping Out of Fear and Into the Life You Were Meant to Live
Big Style, Small Space: Tips for Living Large in Any Square Footage
A String of Pearls: Family Legacy and Storytelling
Check Kristy's Availability
Previous & Upcoming Events:
Mar 14, 2019: Pink Ribbon Luncheon - Wilmington, NC
Apr 24, 2019: Quantum Leap Series - Orlando, FL
May 8, 2019: Newberry County Library Literacy Annual Luncheon - Newberry, SC
May 9, 2019: Gaston County Library Luncheon - Gastonia, NC
May 13, 2019: Junior League of Louisville - Louisville, KY
May 18, 2019: Cuyahoga County Library - Parma, OH
May 19, 2019: Carmel Clay Public Library - Carmel, IN
May 28, 2019: Florence-Lauderdale Public Library Lunch - Florence, AL
June 3, 2019: Lexington County Public Library - Columbia, SC
June 4, 2019: Spartanburg County Library - Spartanburg, SC
Aug 10, 2019: East Hampton Library Authors Night - East Hampton, NY
In the News:
“Dream Home: Author Kristy Woodson Harvey Puts Down Roots in Beaufort, NC” - Atlanta Magazine (Dec 2018)
“Kristy Woodson Harvey, Author of The Peachtree Bluff Series, On the Art of the Sequel” - Star News Online (May 2018)