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Archive for October 2013

Fiction Friday: You Better Watch Out

Welcome to Fiction Friday, my opportunity each week to post an excerpt from one of my books or those of my friends and colleagues. Two weeks ago I introduced The Christmas Wedding Quilt, an anthology with three novellas by Janice Kay Johnson, Sarah Mayberry and me. The Christmas Wedding Quilt will be at your favorite bookstore on November 5th or you…

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Cottage Renovations 2013

As we pack to leave our summer place behind, I thought a few last photos of our renovation, which I promised earlier, might be fun. We waited until things were “finished” and, of course, they never are. So this is the “almost finished” version of our house. There are lots of “befores” under the Renovation…

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Fiction Friday: Let It Snow

Welcome to Fiction Friday, my chance each week to post an excerpt from one of my books or those of my friends and colleagues. Last week I introduced The Christmas Wedding Quilt, an anthology with three novellas by Janice Kay Johnson, Sarah Mayberry and me. The Christmas Wedding Quilt will be at your favorite bookstore on November 5th…

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Endings Are Highly Underrated

Today I had the pleasure of finishing the first draft of No River Too Wide, the third book in the Goddesses Anonymous series.  Now I have days of editing and revision ahead of me, plus a deadline for turning in the book and heading south for the winter.  But the biggest hurdle is behind me. After…

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Sunday Inspiration: “Which Wolf Wins?”

There once was an old Cherokee who one evening told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.  He said, “My son, the battle is between two “wolves” inside us all. One is Evil.  It is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.  The…

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Fiction Friday: The Christmas Wedding Quilt

Welcome to Fiction Friday. Each Friday I post an excerpt from one of my books or those of my friends and colleagues. Today begins the build-up to the publication of The Christmas Wedding Quilt, an anthology by yours truly, Janice Kay Johnson and Sarah Mayberry, for sale on November 1st. Last year when I agreed…

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And In Conclusion: Finishing a Novel

I’m writing the final pages of No River Too Wide.  If my outline is correct (and it often isn’t at this stage) I have a dozen or so scenes to work into this final portion of the book to tie up my multiple plot lines. Multiple-Plot-Lines-R-Us, I’m afraid. Always and forever, amen. In a conversation…

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