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Archive for February 2017

Sunday Inspiration: Happy Mardi Gras!

Happy Mardi Gras everyone! Actually, Mardi Gras is this Tuesday — Fat Tuesday — but the Carnival season began on Twelfth Night and in New Orleans parades have been rolling and people have been partying since then. This is the time of year when people in Louisiana and other parts of the world parade through…

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Read Along With Emilie Richards

I’m delighted with myself. Or more accurately with an idea “myself” had this week. The Read Along With Emilie Richards Facebook Group is now a fait accompli. Those of you who read here regularly know about the reading challenges I’m participating in this year. In short, I’m doing the Better World Books 2017 Reading Challenge, as well…

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Sunday Inspiration: Deeply Loved

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” -Lao Tzu Last week I was so busy getting my latest ebook, Dragonslayer, on line, that I almost forgot Sunday Inspiration. And I did forget that it was the Sunday before Valentine’s Day. My bad! Luckily love never goes out of date,…

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Dragonslayer Arrives at Bookstores

Dragonslayer is online at last, and I am delighted. Some years ago I was happily writing romances for Silhouette Books when my editor tapped me for a new promotion. Did I have a profession I would like to explore? I immediately volunteered to write about a minister. Dragonslayer was the result. Be careful what you…

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The Editing Process: Teenagers and Talking Raccoons

Bet you thought I was serious when I said I was finished with The Swallow’s Nest. First my husband blogged to complain about the horrors of living with an author at the end of her book. Then I told you I’d sent it in and had “gone fishing,” which wasn’t quite true. I’d gone on a cruise,…

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Sunday Inspiration: “Why I succeed”

With the Super Bowl coming up today, I thought this would be an appropriate quote for all of us. Certainly no athlete can be successful without knowing how to accept and learn from failure. And it’s just as apparent that no human being can grow and find meaning and joy in life without letting failure become…

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Northanger Abbey: Jane Austen’s Defense of Novels

The Better World 2017 Reading Challenge is even more fun than I expected. On January 18th I blogged about the challenge here, and then I promptly got down to business.  First I chose and finished Zane Grey’s Riders of the Purple Sage. Scroll down to the bottom of last Wednesday’s post to hear my thoughts…

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