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Unveiling New Covers for my Early Books

          Many of you know that I reissued my early books several years ago.  I decided they needed some updated covers, so turned them over to the amazing Kim Killion at the killion group. Kim had done a great job on my earlier covers, but I was still a bit nervous,…

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Launch Day: The Stolen Marriage!

Wow, it’s been two years since I’ve had a book out and I’m ecstatic! I’m gearing up for a busy book tour and looking forward to meeting some of you. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about this story. And may I just add that, even if you don’t buy The Stolen Marriage, you must…

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Rape, Race and Writing Historical Fiction

As I read the early reader reviews of The Stolen Marriage, I’m heartened by how lovely they are. At this moment, the story averages 4.43 out of 5 stars and my gratitude to readers who take the time to write a review knows no bounds. But there are a few very angry reviews and they…

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For What it's Worth

Once a week, I play acoustic guitar with a casual group of musicians. We have an energetic leader who is gifted at keeping us on track, and we play mostly rock and roll with some country thrown in. We take turns picking songs from the songbook we use, and we all strum and sing. I’ve…

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Story Weekend: Trains

I planned the theme for this Story Weekend long before the devastating crash that occurred this week. My heart goes out to the folks who were affected. Hopefully you have a happier train story to share–in one hundred words or less! If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and…

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Story Weekend: Day Off

Do you have a story from an unexpected day off? Snow day or sick day or ??? Tell us about it! If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve…

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Story Weekend: Carousels

The characters in my book Brass Ring reflect back on their memories of a carousel.  Do you have a story that includes a carousel or a ride at a fair? If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme,…

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Story Weekend: Encounter with a Stranger

Have you ever had an encounter with a stranger that changed your life?  I hope you’ll share it with us. If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve contributed.…

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Romantic Ideas You Can Do at Home

I thought this was a cute list of ideas from Terry’s Fabrics for Valentine’s Day, so thought I’d share them with you. Enjoy! You know what day it is soon right? Nope it’s not pay day its Valentine ’s Day that one special day in the year where you rush around like a complete lunatic…

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