Dr. Anne Blythe, literary historian, poet, and seventh-generation South Carolinian, lives in a hundred-year-old cabin in the foothills of South Carolina, where her paternal ancestors settled in what is known as "The Dark Corner."
She holds a doctorate in 20th century American Literature with a specialty in Southern and South Carolina writers. She has taught and directed conferences all over the world and has produced television and radio programs for South Carolina Educational TV and Radio. She has published widely on authors such as William Faulkner, Kate Chopin, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, William Gilmore Simms, and Elizabeth Allston Pringle. Formerly Curator of the Upcountry History Museum of Greenville, Heritage Sites Coordinator for the Greenville County Recreation District, Chair of the County Council appointed Heritage Foothills Committee, which oversees mindful preservation, promotion and development of the historic Highway 11 Corridor in Northern Greenville County. Dr. Anne is now in what the Frenchall “The Third Age”---those engaging years following retirement.
Nowadays Anne writes and paints in her riverside studio, WordSplash, and gardens her “postage stamp of native soil.”
Anne has just published her second novel, JOURNEY HOME, a saga spanning three generations, from World War I to the Sixties, which moves from the mountains of North Carolina to the coasts of Charleston and Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, and finally to England. Part mystery, part love story, JOURNEY HOME is the story of two lovers whose lives encompass the passion and tragedy of those tumultuous eras.
CAROLINA MOUNTAIN SONG is Dr. Anne’s first novel which follows the struggles and triumphs of three generations of Scots-Irish descendants living in the Carolina mountains. And LIFE TWICE LOVED is her book of poetry. [use the Carolina mountain song quote “When Tay Ferrell…etc” if you think it can go in here.And if you can squeeze in a sample of the poetry, use “Black Leggings and Pearls” p. 107.]