Category Archives: libraries


In the nearly 30 years I’ve been writing, it’s always amazed me how many people I meet say they want to write a book someday. At first I was never sure what to say to them. Later, I began to … Continue reading

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If you’ve worked hard and are fortunate enough to have a book or books coming out, it’s time for promotion, isn’t it? It’s a well-known fact that writers have to do their own promotion. Gone are the days when publishers … Continue reading

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Christmas and Critique Groups

Addressing Christmas cards yesterday served to remind me how little time is left until that joyous holiday rolls around. Watching grandkids decorate their Mom and Dad’s tree with the help of our little Aidan, who will be three in March, … Continue reading

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Fall Brings More than Weather Changes

All summer I dally. Swim, smell the flowers, watch the butterflies dart from blossom to blossom, catch the stars and moon at their most beautiful. No city lights around here to dim them, they shine so bright I can see … Continue reading

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