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Archive for November 2016

Grandkids+Flights To And From Virginia=?

Do you have the answer? It equals exposure to lots of new germs and a very bad cold. I came home from our Thanksgiving trip with a real doozy, so instead of working right now, I’m taking a break to clear my head and feel better. Southern Exposure will resume next week when I can…

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Sunday Inspiration: Giving Tuesday

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill I share these two quotes in honor of The National Day of Giving — or Giving Tuesday which is…

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So Many Reasons To Be Thankful

For Thanksgiving I wanted to share a wonderful excerpt that came to my inbox last week from Kelly Justice, owner of the Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA. Her thoughts on being thankful summarize my own so well, thoughts about our writing community here and on my author page at Facebook.  I hope it touches you…

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Audible Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Terri Chlapek who won two “listens” from Audible. The Audible giveaway was announced here on the 9th in my post about the new audiobook of When We Were Sisters. It ran through the 16th. As always random.org chose the winner from all entries that followed the rules. Terri, enjoy your new books!

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Fun, Sun and Books in Palm Beach

Why is this week’s blog a bit early? Picture me in Palm Beach, Florida. No, I won’t be on vacation–although it might feel that way. This Tuesday and Wednesday I’ll be speaking at the Society of the Four Arts Libraries. How do you find me? Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 I’ll be at the Dixon Education Building (240 Cocoanut…

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When We Were Sisters: One Audiobook, Three Voices,

I’m writing this before Tuesday’s election, but I can only imagine that whoever wins, whomever you voted for, and however you feel about the results, you need a break from real life. Do I have a break for you? Are you an audiobook fan? Are you lazy, like I am, and love to be read…

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Sunday Inspiration: Calm Yourself

“You can’t calm the storm… so stop trying. What you can do is CALM yourself. The storm will pass.” -Timber Hawkeye With election day only two days away, I thought I would share this calming quote and photo to help all those who so anxious. Let us be aware as well that there are people…

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Do Readers Want Facts Or a Fabulous Story?

Before I explain today’s title, I’ll remind you that the subject of research has been on my mind in a big way this month, and in last week’s blog I addressed how and when I do it. I’ve been immersed in the final rounds of research for The Swallow’s Nest, and thinking a lot about…

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