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Heroes To Capture Your Heart, a Brand-New Giveaway

 It’s always so nice to have something wonderful to announce. This time it’s a giveaway I’m part of. From now through October 31st–also known as Halloween–enter the giveaway on my Facebook Page.  If that link doesn’t work, and you have a Facebook account, go to my Facebook Page and then click on the Giveaway tab.…

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Who Knew How Rewarding My Giveaway Would Be?

Those of you who subscribe to my mailing list know that I published a newsletter at the end of September with news of a giveaway. Sometime after October 15th two lucky winners will receive signed copies of No River Too Wide along with a lovely beaded bookmarks (okay, these are really bracelets, but who knew?) Winners are randomly selected…

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Are You A Kayak Reader or a Speedboat Reader? Plus a Trio of Giveaways.

As a kayaker, in addition to learning how to instantly turn 180 degrees  when sighting an alligator draped across the narrow channel ahead, I’ve learned one other important survival skill.  When faced with the wake of a high-powered speedboat, steer your kayak into the waves. You’ll have a washboard rippling ride, but you probably won’t capsize. My husband and I are…

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Questions, Answers and Giveaways

I’ve really enjoyed your responses to my new website. Lots of you have entered the Celebration Giveaway and commented as you did on what you appreciated most. In particular many of you enjoy the ease of navigation, the colors and photos we used on the home page, the book section, and how easy it makes…

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Thank you!

Fiction Friday returns next week, but in the meantime, thank you so much for all the wonderful emails as you entered (and continue to enter)  my Celebration Giveaway. There have been so many I can’t respond to each one, but I have read and smiled over every email. I’m making a list of your questions to…

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Wave Hello As I Drive By

Today I’m traveling home from a family Thanksgiving celebration in Virginia, but Southern Exposure will be back next Tuesday. Meantime, I want to congratulate the winners of my 5 in 2013 giveaway. Sharon, Chelsea and Lynn all won and received autographed copies of my five books that came out in paperback this year, Wedding Ring,…

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Read Any Good Books Lately?

Read any good books lately?  This may be a cliched  conversation starter, but I thought it might be fun to start that very conversation right here. Now that I’ve moved to a new community and I’m meeting new people, I’m usually asked what kind of books I write. I find myself stumbling over an answer.…

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Winner of Horoscopes for the Dead and Other Good News

I’m delighted to begin 2013 by announcing a  contest winner.  Wanda, also known as commenter #14 on my Sunday Poetry blogs, just won an autographed copy of Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins, an ongoing contest for the read-poetry-along-with-Emilie crowd. Wanda’s comment: “Emilie I love this weeks poem. It says play! Have fun and…

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A Sneak Preview of One Mountain Away

Shhh. . . Don’t tell anybody, but I’ve just updated my website and added all new pages about the upcoming release of One Mountain Away.  You can find an overview, my inspiration, praise from fellow authors and reviewers, an excerpt, book discussion questions, even a recipe.  We had hoped to have an entirely new website to launch…

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June: What Busy Feels Like

I’m always busy. You probably are, too. We zip from project to project, destination to destination. We multi-task and feel guilty we can’t do three things at once instead of two. We put memo pads beside our beds in case we remember something else we need to do in the middle of the night. We…

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