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Archive for August 2011

Under the Gun . . .

. . . so you’ll have to bear with me this week! I’m on deadline to turn in my revisions for The Good Father and decided late in the game that an epilogue was desperately needed (you know how I love epilogues!). Plus I’m dealing with some storm issues (not mine, but  family, doing what…

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Story Weekend Theme: Storms

  Well, what else? That’s what’s on my mind right now as we batten down the hatches here in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. So far, it’s quiet out there. I only wish it could stay that way! The image at the left is not from Hurricane Irene, but rather from last October when a…

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A World War II Story You'll Love!

I’m so excited that one of my closest friends, Sarah Shaber, has a new book out. Sarah is the author of the Professor Simon Shaw Mystery Series, but now she’s branching out in a new direction. Sarah’s part of my Weymouth 7 Writers Group, so I had the opportunity to brainstorm with her as she created this…

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Story Weekend Theme: Candy

What pops into your mind when you think of candy? What little snippet from your life can you share? It’s probably obvious that my sweet tooth is hungry! 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. Thanks…

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The Midwife has Never Been so Strange

Like most writers, I have Google Alerts set to let me know when my books are mentioned on the Internet. Today, I received just such an alert for The Midwife’s Confession and it’s very, very weird. Not only is there a YouTube video connected to the alert for a Christmas season sale (Midwife is a…

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Story Weekend: Computer Games

My theme for this week’s Story Weekend came to me from my seven-year-old grandson. I’ve managed to avoid Angry Birds all this time, but while spending the day with him Tuesday, he introduced me to the vengeful little critters, and in an effort to bond more fully with him, I indulged. And now I pay…

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Feeling Like a Flower Child

The last couple of weeks have been very exciting for me, since I’ve been up for a new contract and I’ve enjoyed the thrill of feeling wanted by publishers in both the United States and the United Kingdom. The new book I plan to write is one I’ve wanted to work on for several years–a true…

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Welcome Alex Sokoloff to my Blog!

Please welcome my good friend and fellow writer, Alexandra Sokoloff, to the blog. I use Alex’s wonderful writing tips when structuring my books and I’m grateful to her for sharing them so generously. Welcome, Alex! Hi everyone!  If you’ve been reading Diane’s blog for any amount of time you’ve probably heard about her writers’ group,…

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Story Weekend: Gardening

                  Welcome to another Story Weekend! Quite honestly, this week’s theme is not my cup of tea, but that’s okay. I still have a story about it, and I bet you do, too.   Are you new to Story Weekend? This is your time on my blog. Here’s…

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Old Friends, Fantasies and Strippers

This evening was a special treat. My very first friend and her husband are passing through town and we met them and some other friends for dinner. I love visiting with Barb. We go back to kindergarten, so you can imagine the memories we have to share. Here we are starring in Rumpelstilsken. That’s me…

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