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Dispelling the Myth of the Lonely Writer

There’s a common belief that writers are a lonely lot. They tuck themselves away in remote cabins, huddle over computers at isolated tables near bathrooms at local coffee shops. They write in basement offices, surfacing only to stumble into bed and return at dawn to dark caves before the first glimmer of light (maybe that’s… Continue reading Dispelling the Myth of the Lonely Writer

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Images, Imagery, & Imagination

Capturing Two Worlds I’ve been on a treasure hunt the last several weeks, and oh, yes, I can get use to this kind of adventure! Minutes turn into hours. Daylight transitions to darkness. My backside is numb and my stomach rumbles–all in the pursuit of digging up and collecting a treasure trove of images to… Continue reading Images, Imagery, & Imagination

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Book Clubs…

Tamarisk Book Club at Shana Fonte’s home The Best Cardio Workout As Valentine’s Day approaches, my heart is warmed, energized, and deeply touched–the best cardio workout around! My secret…hanging out with wonderful women who believe in the power of books. Recently, I’ve been on a streak of attending book clubs to talk about writing and… Continue reading Book Clubs…

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Chasing The Butterfly

The Butterfly Has Flown – ¬†Chasing The Butterfly Released 10/14 Perhaps that face scared away the butterfly! Quick, press play… Now to be serious…the novel released this past week with a flourish of activity and soared to unexpected ranks on Amazon–hitting #10 on Saturday in the subcategory of 20th Century Historical/Romance/Fiction! The amazing reach of… Continue reading Chasing The Butterfly

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Where the Journey Began

Where the Journey Began…Over 28 Years Ago! I’ve got to thank my mom and dad for this one…sending me off to Europe for three months way back in 1986. Now, that’s a walk of faith (and more than a pocketful of change) for parents to gift their college-aged daughter. Reflecting back, my whirlwind adventure through… Continue reading Where the Journey Began