Gilbert’s not a saint or a guru, great teacher or wise woman. She’s simply an engaging writer with an open heart, and EAT PRAY LOVE has quickly become one of my favorite books. It’s certainly my favorite memoir. Struggling with the rocky end of a marriage (been there), Gilbert decides to travel for a year, carefully planning her…

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Obviously, I’ve been taking a little holiday break from the blog! I’ll be back in full force after Christmas, though. I’ll leave you with my favorite Christmas picture. My goldens, Chapel and Ben, went to the Rainbow Bridge long ago, but they had good long lives and I’ll always treasure this picture of them. I hope you…

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WooHoo! I didn’t expect the trade paperback edition of THE SECRET LIFE OF CEECEE WILKES to be available until after Christmas, but I see that it’s already available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, among other online stores. Not sure if you can find it in the “bricks and mortar” stores yet, since they are…

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Per request, here’s an update on my works-in-progress. Some great news, first of all, on the trade publication of THE SECRET LIFE OF CEECEE WILKES. CEECEE will be out in trade paperback right after Christmas, which is good news, but the great news is that Levy Home Entertainment, one of the largest book distributors in the country, has selected…

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I have my new desktop set up with a gorgeous big flat screen monitor. It’s yummy! The computer guru is at work trying to recover my lost data and maybe tomorrow or the next day I’ll know where that stands. Sigh. Meanwhile, I have a question for you. For the past six or so years,…

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Argh. I’m participating in a monthly “write a book in a week” event, which doesn’t literally mean you write a book in a week, but rather write as many pages as you can and report your progress to the online group each day. My goal was 50 pages for the week. I sat at my computer…

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