Winston-Salem Journal features Sarah McCoy and Marilla of Green Gables

Well-traveled, bestselling author planting roots in N.C. soil

Just a week and a half ago, Sarah McCoy was looking out the window of her new, farmhouse-style home in Winston-Salem as the winds of Tropical Storm Michael blew horizontal sheets of rain.

She could see a blue-green river running through her yard. “It shouldn’t be there, but it’s beautiful,” she said. The tops of landscaping tractors looked like lifeguard chairs in the downpour.

McCoy, 38, the New York Times bestselling author of “The Mapmaker’s Children,” was indoors and dry, and doing last-minute social media postings and interviews in advance of her next book tour, which kicked off last week in Canada…

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