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Archive for August 2010

Vote for The Escape Artist's E-book Cover

I’m starting the process of making The Escape Artist available as an e-book. It will take a little while, as you can see by the process I went through to get Secret Lives up and running, but I’m already playing with cover ideas. Please help me by voting for your favorite. Which cover draws you…

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What Kind of Cook are You?

I just finished Elizabeth Berg‘s Year of Pleasures, which was lovely, as all of her books are. Her values shine through without clobbering you over the head, and they are so similar to my own core values that I always find myself nodding along as I read. I think Elizabeth and I could be great…

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Finished. . . Again

I believe this is draft #8 of The Midwife’s Confession. Yes, all of you who are trying to write a book and believe that once you’ve typed The End you’ll have a publishable novel, you are 99 times out of 100, wrong. You have to do it again until you get it right. I think I now…

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There's a Reason I Have a Roll-Top Desk

I’m revising for a Monday deadline, so I’ve been a little neglectful of my blog this week. But I thought I’d take a minute to show you my wonderful roll top desk during the throw-everything-anywhere phase of the revision process. I saw this Winners Only desk about ten years ago, when I moved into my…

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Leaving Mayo and the Cursed Research

Hey, blog readers, thanks for hanging out with me this week! We’re sitting in our hotel room tonight and John just gave me a thumbs up and said “Good week!” and he’s so right. It’s been quite an experience in many ways, and I’ll never again baste a turkey without thinking of “the oven” (I’m still…

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Quick Update

Just a quickie tonight because guess what? I’m tired! Today is “Thursdays on the First” here in Rochester. (That’s not the right name, but John and I are blanking). First refers to the street, and every Thursday during the summer, people gather on the street near the Mayo Clinic to eat from vendors and listen…

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A Most Shocking Day

Serious kudos to the Mayo Clinic. This place operates with a sort of efficiency I’ve never before experienced. I had three tests scheduled today. One at 7:30, another at 10:30, another at 1:30. That’s a lot of waiting between tests. When I finished my 7:30 test, I went to the area where the 10:30 would…

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