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Travels from: North Carolina

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 LivingTraditional HomeParadeUSA TodayDominoOur State and O. Henry. She has been seen in, Women’s Health,The Washington PostUS News and World ReportThe Huffington Post,Marie Claire’s The FixWoman’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. Her next novel, Feels Like Falling, will be out in April 2020.

Kristy Woodson Harvey really knows how to tell a southern tale. Every single time her stories unwind gently, like a soft wind in Georgia, then that wind catches you off guard and throws you into her characters’ tumultuous lives.
— NYT bestselling Author Cathy Lamb

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

  • Holiday Traditions

  • 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

THE SECRETS TO SOUTHERN CHARM is a compelling, beautifully drawn tale of love, hope and small town secrets. The richly detailed backdrop of a charming coastal town and the struggles and joys of four generations of women solidifies Kristy Woodson Harvey’s spot as a rising star of Southern Fiction.
— NYT Bestselling Author Mary Alice Monroe

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