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The Perfect Writerly Gift

What do you get a writer on such a momentous birthday as the big five-oh?? Why, a vintage, mint condition dictionary, of course! With a magnifying glass to help these old eyes read it. 😊 This is the 2nd edition Webster’s New International Dictionary of the English Language, unabridged, originally published in 1934. This particular …

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Birthday Week! The Big Five-Oh!

This is it! The Big Five-Oh arrives this week! There will be celebrations. There will be wine. And as a gift to myself, there will be the cover reveal for my second novel! Coming July 2018!!

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Returning To Blank Pages

Five years ago, I wrote about blank books and blank pages. I talked about a wonderful book called, Leaving a Trace, which I still pull off the shelf for inspiration. Please do yourself a favor – find a blank book, a good pen and pick up a copy of this book! Blank books and blank pages …

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Raising Mighty Girls

March 8th is International Women’s Day. It was first observed in 1909 in New York and is now a holiday in many nations around the world. It has typically been a day for people to protest and strike for women’s rights around the world. While some people look at this as an activist’s dream, or …

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When the Muse is Starving

When the muse is hungry, nothing gets written. Pretty simple. In the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, I find that it is my poor muse who is forgotten first. She is left to loll around in the corner, scrabbling for crumbs. Poor thing. I need to dig this book out again, and start …

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This is a book.

I came across a beautiful ode to books the other day. It is called “A Father Introduces His Newborn Daughter to Books,” and it was posted on a wonderful site for readers called BookRiot.com. Go on, I will wait while you zip over there to read it… 🙂     This new dad has an …

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Prepare the Blanket Fort! Summer Reading is Here!

As the days get warmer, I start to itch for a good book. Not just any book. A big fat book filled with a sprawling epic adventure, something with the power to fill a slow, lazy afternoon when the only movement you make is to turn a page or reach for the icy glass of …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile.

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