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Write. Write some more. Then keep writing.

Okay, maybe in that picture I’m just typing an email. It’s hard to say for sure. But my husband took that picture around the time I started my novel–in the year 2000 or 2001. And that’s the laptop I started writing it on (RIP first laptop) and the desk I was sitting at. I certainly … Continue reading

Launching Dreams and Other Madcap Schemes
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Launching Dreams and Other Madcap Schemes

My novel launched today! (Here at Amazon.) Since the story is set in the summer of 1985, I’ve been thinking back to those high school days. What were you like in high school? I wasn’t popular. I liked to be in the art room with a sketch pad or a book. The drawing posted here … Continue reading

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Why is it dark in here?

Recently I joked, “I could’ve written a light comedy.” And my husband replied, “I don’t think you have light comedy in you.” A friend said, “It’s odd because you’re a funny person.” Hey, I didn’t set out to write a dark, emotional novel. I started with an image and went from there. But I don’t … Continue reading

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A Plum Heart

Today a new friend in my life puts her heart out into the world. Her heart should be lifted up and celebrated. Well, perhaps every heart should be. Forgive the potential sappiness. But sometimes sappiness is okay. We don’t have to be all edges and armor every day of the week. (Anyway, I don’t know … Continue reading