Monthly Archives: July 2014

Naked Ladies in the Yard

  I may be rather old fashioned, but that comes from my Victorian grandmother’s side of the family. She wouldn’t even refer to a stud horse or a bull by those names, but rather thought up euphemisms for such things, … Continue reading

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Amazon: The Elephant in the Room

Sometimes it’s difficult to know how to advise young or beginning writers of any age. Knowing how we did it when I began isn’t necessarily the way to go today. A few months ago I was still advising self-published authors … Continue reading

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We Call Them Angels

Today, when a wife or loved one cares for a wounded warrior, whether he’s damaged in body or spirit, they are called angels. But that wasn’t always the case. In 1983 when I was researching for my upcoming novel, Beyond … Continue reading

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Enjoy Wasted Time

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” Bertrand Russell How very true this is. The other day I got to thinking about all the time I spend dreaming up stories. Sometimes hours go by when I do little … Continue reading

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Goodbye XP, I Knew You Well

For the past week I’ve been moving from my old XP PC to a nice light weight, faster and smaller laptop with Windows 7. At first I had hair pulling sessions which ended sometimes in tears, sometimes in stomping through … Continue reading

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