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Archive for July 2010

Sleep. . . or the Lack Thereof

Can we talk about sleep? I’d love to know your falling asleep tricks, because I need some! The first problem is that I’m a natural nightowl and always have been. As a little kid, I couldn’t wait to go to bed so I could lay awake making up stories. It probably took me two hours…

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The Mid-Revisions Get-Away

I am DEEP in the middle of revisions on a very tight schedule, but I had to do a book event at the coast, revisions or not. I use the words “had to” with a smile. An opportunity to meet readers in a beautiful setting is not exactly torture.  This particular event was so much fun! It was…

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National Whatever-You-Want Day!

Well, I’m bummed! I only now found out that today is National Ice Cream Day. It’s nearly 9 pm and I already had my Breyers light brownie ice cream sandwich for dessert, which frankly is no substitute for a bowl of Edy’s Slow-Churned French Silk. If I’d known it was National Ice Cream Day, I would…

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Please Help Me Choose!

It’s been fun having Secret Lives available as an e-book and I’ve enjoyed hearing from those of you who are reading it for the first time. Now I need to figure out which of my out-of-print books I should make available next. Whether you read e-books or not, I’d love your help in this decision.…

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The Midwife has her Say

I turned in The Midwife’s Confession, my May 2011 book,  about a month ago and then waited a few weeks to hear what my editor thought about it. That’s always a nerve-wracking time.  A writer’s career is full of waiting to hear what other  people think — agents, editors, reviewers, and most importantly, readers. I…

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Do You Belong to a Book Club?

My neighborhood bookclub met at my house tonight. We meet every other month, which is a very civilized schedule. Sometimes we have “supper club” on the off months, when we get together with our spouses/sig others at one of our houses. It’s a diverse group in terms of age and a lot of fun. It’s…

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Secret Lives Makes a Comeback

The year was 1989 and I was about to be published for the first time. I was at the notoriously exciting Washington Romance Writers conference in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia where  I gave a workshop on Innovative Characterization Techniques, something I still teach, albeit with modifications. Back then, I identified myself as a psychotherapist and…

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