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Archive for August 2018

A Taste of New Orleans for One Lucky Reader

I knew, knew, knew there was something I needed to tell you. But I nearly forgot. To thank all my readers for their interest and support for my New Orleans Nights series, I’ve created a giveaway. A Taste of New Orleans. What could be better? One lucky reader will receive a basket from The Basketry…

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Sunday Inspiration: A Chautauqua Prayer

I was inspired this week by the Civil Rights leader, Rev. Jesse Jackson, who spoke at Chautauqua as we celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 40th anniversary of his assassination. Jackson ended his speech with this moving prayer. I was in the amphitheater but unable to hear it, so I…

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Night Magic: Whys, Wherefores and Giveaway

Night Magic is finally at bookstores today, completing the New Orleans Nights trilogy at last. Today I’ll answer some of the questions I’ve received since announcing that Night Magic was coming. And at the end? A giveaway announcement. Why did I write Night Magic? Lady of the Night and Bayou Midnight were two of my…

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Sunday Inspiration: Passion is one great force

“Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.” -Yo Yo Ma Yo Yo Ma, one of the most renowned musicians in the world, spoke here at Chautauqua this week and played his cello along with the Silk Road Ensemble. A spellbinding speaker,…

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Book or Blog? What Should I Write Today?

Usually the middle of a book is the hardest part to write. Endings have so much momentum that they almost write themselves–maybe not well, but still… Beginnings are so fresh, so exciting. If we begin well, we are hopeful we’ll continue that way, too. Right now I’m in the middle of my next book for…

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Sunday Inspiration: Don’t Postpone Joy!

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen The photo above is in a Chautauqua front yard that I pass at least once a day. I am always inspired. How about you? Are you, even now, postponing something wonderful that you…

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2018 Reading Challenge Suggestions

Are you reading along with the Read Along with Emilie Richards Reading Challenge 2018? To make it easier and more fun I asked my faithful Read Along With Emilie Richards Facebook Group for suggestions for the next three Reading Challenge categories. You’ll find suggestions for the first two here. And help with the third category and the word…

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