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Archive for June 2011

The Wackiest Person You Know and Love–Story Weekend

We all have at least one of them in our lives–that person who marches to the beat of a different drummer but whom we love to pieces. Who’s the wackiest-but-lovable person in your life? If you’re new to Story Weekend, it’s an opportunity to share a tiny snippet of your life with my fellow blog readers.…

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Welcome Emilie Richards to the Blog

I’m delighted to welcome one of my best friends and fellow writers to my blog today. Emilie Richards is the author of over sixty (!) books. Emilie’s written everything from sagas to romances to mysteries to women’s fiction, but the one thing that always remains the same is the quality of her writing and her…

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Feels Like a Miracle

Thursday was a very good day. First of all, there was a bunch of good news coming out of the United Kingdom about The Midwife’s Confession, as the great TV ad aired for the first time and the book officially hit the stores. On the UK Amazon Kindle list, it broke into the top ten (and it’s…

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Join Me for a New Story Weekend!

Here we go again! I’ve loved reading about your lives for the past couple of weekends, and I hope you’ll join me again for week three. This weekend’s theme is: FIRST JOBS. The rules remain the same: The story must be true. Try to keep it under 100 words. That’s about six or seven lines…

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Check Out the TV Ad for The Midwife's Confession

My publisher in the United Kingdom is pretty amazing. Here’s the TV ad they created, which will start running in the UK on June 23rd, the same day The Midwife’s Confession should show up in the grocery stores there. I just love it! The book cover proclaims a money back guarantee to readers in the UK and…

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I Feel Like I'm in a Time Machine…

. . . traveling back to the early eighties. I’ve started rereading my first novel, Private Relations, as I get it ready to publish as an ebook. It will join the five other out-of-print books I’ve turned into ebooks–Secret Lives, Reflection, The Escape Artist, Brass Ring and Fire and Rain. (Check them out here). I…

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Join Me for the Second 'Story Weekend'!

I was delighted with the response to my first Story Weekend last weekend! I’m so glad you enjoyed sharing your thoughts and hope you’ll join me in doing so again. We’re still in the experimenting stage, so I’m sticking to my three rules: The story must be true. Try to keep it under 100 words. That’s…

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I'm Taking an Actual Vacation!

Yes, I’m spending five blissful days in San Jose, visiting my stepdaughter and her husband and daughter. I’m not doing any work while I’m here! Friends, family and avid readers of my blog know how rare that is and I’m really getting into this whole relaxing thing. Of course I’m still keeping up with my…

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Join Me for the First "Story Weekend"

I’m going to try something new. It will either flop or take off or land somewhere in between. Here’s my idea: Every Friday, I’ll post a topic and you can share something related to that topic from your own life (in the comment form). You don’t need to be a writer to participate. You don’t need…

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How Old is the Stuff in YOUR Kitchen?

Please walk into your kitchen. Now open the cupboard where you keep your spices and pull out the dingiest container. How old is it? I bet I have you beat! Here I am in my very first grown-up kitchen, making a not very grown-up face at the photographer (check out those eyebrows!) Location: Berkeley, California.…

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