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Archive for June 2015

Sunday Inspiration: Love Finds Us

We can look for love all over this world of ours, but more often than not love finds us when and where we least expect it. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons that yesterday, the Supreme Court affirmed marriage for everyone. I give thanks for love wherever and whenever it blooms and to everyone who is swept away by its glorious, transforming…

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The Writing Process 2015: The Dreaded Sagging Middle

These posts are a chance to share my journey through my latest novel, When We Were Sisters, starting at ground zero. Today let’s talk about the dreaded sagging middle. Just so you know? I have nothing valuable to say about diets, aging or new exercises to tighten your abs. But since I’m in the middle…

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Sunday Inspiration: Happy Father’s Day!

To all the dads out there, as well as the moms who had a lot to do with making them dads, Happy Fathers Day! The Dove folks did it again with this touching video of women telling their dads-to-be that they are pregnant. Have your tissues handy, and be sure to share this with your “dad.”…

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Brainstorming 2015

By now if you’ve followed this blog you’ve probably read about my brainstorming group. I’ve blogged each year after we complete a session, and the process is well described in previous posts. You’ll also see bios of my group if you click on that link. Aren’t they great? Serena, Shelley, Casey/Kylie/Connie arrived in Chautauqua, NY…

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Sunday Inspiration: Are you real?

One of my favorite children’s books is The Velveteen Rabbit by Marjorie Williams. Remember it? One reason I love it is because it speaks to children and adults alike. I find this conversation between the Skin Horse and the Velveteen Rabbit especially inspiring. “’Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a…

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Thanks to My Wonderful Readers

Last Tuesday I asked you if you would take a moment to let me know which of the three series I’ve done in the recent past you would most like to see continued. Quite honestly I expected just a few responses. You’re busy. I understand. You can’t always follow my blog or stop by my website. But…

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Book Series: Beginnings, Endings and a Question

During my thirty year writing career my novels have leaped from bookstore shelf to bookstore shelf. And yes! Wow. It’s been thirty years this month since my first novels arrived at your local bookstore. Both were romances. My first book was a “sweet” romance, and while I am epubbing some of my early romances now, you won’t find Brendan’s…

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