Monthly Archives: March 2014

Once There Were Sad Songs: Back story

It wasn’t clear exactly what day Mary Elizabeth had known she could not remain with the humorless man she’d married. For so long each day had been the same. Staring across the breakfast table at his sour countenance, harshly determined … Continue reading

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Dithering into spring

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” That certainly applies to this year in a big way. The jonquils are blooming like great splashes of sunshine scattered over our place here on the hill in the Boston Mountains. No, … Continue reading

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The wilderness lingers

All America lies at the end of the wilderness road, and our past is not a dead past, but still lives in us. Our forefathers had civilization inside themselves, the wild outside. We live in the civilization they created,  but within us the wilderness … Continue reading

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Free Writer’s Conference

The Northwest Arkansas Writers Workshop held its tenth annual free conference this past Saturday. It was a cold rainy day in Fayetteville. That didn’t stop the gathering from swelling to a nice crowd at Ozarks Electric where Casey Cowan, Greg … Continue reading

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My Writing Process Blog Tour

Christy Effinger asked me to take part in this blog tour.  Thanks, Christy The questions: 1) What am I working on? The second book in my new mystery series, A Twist of Poe. It’s title is The Telltale Stone. It features … Continue reading

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What War Does to People

Funny, as I sit here trying to come up with something to share with my readers, I realize that the only writer’s block I ever have is when faced with writing my weekly blog. This is not understandable, since for … Continue reading

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