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Archive for March 2019

Spring Break

Some weeks lend themselves to saying very little on the blog. My youngest son and oldest grandson are visiting on spring break, and I’m having so much fun with them. Nothing beats catching up with family, and spring is SW Florida’s busiest time of year. Yesterday we stood in line for 30″ just to buy…

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Sunday Inspiration: Welcome Spring!

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” -Pablo Neruda Spring has sprung here in Florida — actually a few weeks ago — and I hope that you are least well on your way to the warmth and vitality of this season. Our lanai is filled with pots of cherry…

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A Writer’s Journey: Jenny Brown

The only writer’s group I belong to these days is Novelists Inc. Each member is a multi-published commercial fiction author. NINC has a fabulous conference every fall, and no matter how well-published we are as individuals, we always have much to learn. NINC also has a listserv, and recently the following post appeared there. I…

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Sunday Inspiration: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of the Irish out there, as well as those who are Irish in spirit. Since my Mother’s maiden name was Kelley, I’m certainly blessed with substantial Irish genes, and at this time of the year they love to come out and dance a jig or two. The photo above…

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The List of Twenty

A quick glance at my latest publishing contract last week provided a shocker. While my next book isn’t due for more than a year, my proposal is due next month. Here’s a quick catch-up on what “proposal” means. In traditional publishing editors usually require authors to submit their ideas ahead of time if they’re already…

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Sunday Inspiration: Mardi Gras in New Orleans

“New Orleans is unlike any city in America. Its cultural diversity is woven into the food, the music, the architecture — even the local superstitions. It’s a sensory experience on all levels and there’s a story lurking around every corner.” — Ruta Sepetys Did you know that Mardi Gras — or Fat Tuesday as it’s…

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