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Posts Tagged ‘The Lies We Told’

Can You Help Me Come up with a Prize Idea?

First, I may be slightly absent this week, as far as a new blog post goes, though I’ll check your comments at least once a day, I promise. My work-in-progress (formerly known as The Waif–still waiting to hear which title the publishers like) is due a week from today and that means I’ll be tied…

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Taking a Break

After my last blog post, I know you probably think I’m all work and no play, so here’s proof that I do take some down time. I have to admit, this musical interlude came as a surprise to me. John is a very good guitarist but hasn’t been playing in a while (long enough to have…

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Home from the Isle of Palms

John and I just returned from spending the weekend on the gorgeous Isle of Palms, near Charleston, South Carolina, where I was part of an authors’ luncheon at the Wild Dunes Resort. It was so much fun to chat with readers, meet the four other authors who spoke on a panel with me, and spend time…

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The View from the Top

I stumbled across the photo below on my computer and had to share. Like me, my older brother has a thing for lighthouses. Last winter (or the winter before?), he decided to climb one of the lighthouses in New Jersey. There were a couple of young guys hanging around the base of the lighthouse, and he wondered…

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The Escape Artist Cover–One More Time

I’m still not happy with my concept for The Escape Artist’s E-book cover, so I hope you’re willing to vote one more time. I’m not going to bother with the text (my name and the title) until I make my final decision. Remember the book needs to stand out in a thumnail size on Amazon…

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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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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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