Have you ever looked up and seen the end of an era descending with such speed and force that there’s no way to move out of the way? In the publishing world editors come and go. Publishing doesn’t pay well, and New York, where many publishers reside, is notoriously expensive. Writers like to trade stories about…

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“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” -Iain Thomas  

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How much time do you spend on social media? Come on, be honest. Since a large percentage of people I pass every day on my walks are scrolling through their telephones as they meander drunkenly down the sidewalk, I’m on to you. Not all of you are playing Pokemon Go–and if you are, please don’t…

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It seems that almost every week there is a terrible tragedy somewhere in the world that needs to be mourned. This week our tears fall for the victims of violence in Nice, France. The challenge for me is not to give in to fear and anger — though I feel both — but to keep…

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Thanks to each and every one of you who entered last week’s Southern Exposure giveaway.  I had fun, and I hope you did, too. Here are the ten answers to my ten questions and a few “fun facts” to go along with them. Enjoy. You’ll find the winner’s name at the bottom. On which of Emilie’s series romance covers…

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These words by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are in memory of those, both black and white, who were killed this past week by hatred and gun violence. The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.…

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Congratulations to Lori, whose comment on Summertime and the Giving is Easy was chosen as a winner by random.org. Lori will receive an autographed copy of Somewhere Between Luck and Trust for her lovely story about catching fireflies with her sister. I feel another giveaway coming on, don’t you? Yes, I have lots of extra books to…

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What I would give to see the Broadway smash hit “Hamilton,” the upbeat, hip-hop, show about that great American, Alexander Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda is the creator and star of the Tony Award winning show that brings to life the struggle to create the American experiment. As we celebrate the birth of our country this week, I thought…

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