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Today, I pulled a newsletter from my college alma mater out of the mailbox and dropped it onto my son’s lap as he sat in the passenger’s seat of the car. “That’s the school I went to,” I said. “For college.” He picked up the glossy magazine and said, “Wow.” Then a moment later, he …
In about six weeks, our family will head to China for the month of July. Facebook will not be available to me, according to this site, but my blog here will be, so I’m going to try to start updating things here more regularly. I felt pretty miserable yesterday, and I figured out why. Completely …
Thank you so much for having me here today! I am so excited about the release of The Samurai’s Garden. Though I’ve already had four novellas published, this is the book of my heart – I started writing it over seven years ago, when I retired from my full-time teaching job. I started thinking about …
’m trying SO HARD to outline Sword & Incantation, but I’ve outlined the scenes I can see it my head and it’s getting foggier and foggier. Writing is hard, but I guess that’s what makes it worthwhile.
Today I’m working on editing my best friend’s book for Crescent Moon Press. Then I’m back to outlining Sword & Incantation, the sequel to Sword & Illusion. Tonight is Rowdy Night, so that’ll be fun as it always is. I hope to get some actual words written instead of just outlining. Hope you all are …
Noah’s assignment for religion class is to bring a picture of something he idolizes. He chose this: My son is a geek!
We got back from Ohio last night. It was a nice trip to see my brother and his wife. It was also nice to sleep in my own bed. However, I woke up several times with my mouth very dry. I told Steve this morning that we need a humidifier and he said he thinks, …
Happy Christmas Eve, my darlings! This morning I am trying to get a handle on all my cross stitch supplies so my dining room can be used this evening. Cookies will be baked today. Presents will be wrapped. We will go to the 4 pm Vigil Mass then all the Brandts in a 2 mile …
One of the things us “small” authors (and by that I mean those of us who don’t have a dozen or more books out and whose names are not household words) need to do is marketing/promotion. We want to get word out about our books. We know that the best way to get more sales …
I’ve been tagged! Amazing author Leah Sanders challenged me to: 1. Go to page 77 of my manuscript. 2. Go to line 7. 3. Copy the next 7 lines/paragraphs. 4. Tag 7 other writers to do the same. “We don’t know what kind of people these Sarl are.” Anthelme patted his horse and looked at …
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