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Fortunate Harbor

Visit My Guest Blog and Contest at Fresh Fiction

Today I’m blogging at Fresh Fiction about friendship and friendship novels.   Why did I decide to write the Happiness Key series?  Can the theme of friendship carry a trilogy?  Come visit the Fresh Fiction website and find out.  Oh, and while you’re there?  I’m also running a contest on their website.  One lucky reader will win…

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You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto–What Are Reviews Really Worth?

The subject of this blog?  Oddly enough, not the reviews for Fortunate Harbor.  Yes, the book’s out now, and yes there have been lots of reviews, the vast majority, I’m happy to say, good ones like this from Publishers Weekly: “A juicy, sprawling beach read with a suspenseful twist. . .”  Or this from Randall Radic at Basil…

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Last Day To Use Your Fortunate Harbor Coupon

Just a reminder that today is the last day the $1.50 coupon for Fortunate Harbor will be honored.  Just remember to ask your bookseller first so you won’t be disappointed at the register.  Individual stores differ on what they will and won’t accept.  Once again, here’s the coupon link for printing. Thanks to all of…

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The Pollyanna Syndrome: Finding Things To Be Glad About

As a child, Pollyanna was one of my favorite movies. I loved everything about it. The setting, the acting, the story. I ached for the unloved little girl who played the “Glad” game to deal with a difficult life. I’m all for having goals. I’m all for working on them. But maybe what most of us need even more is to be glad about the things we already have, to count our blessings, because isn’t there the possibility that if we don’t, when we reach that long sought goal, we won’t even notice? We’ll just screw up our faces, tense our muscles, and start concentrating on the next one.

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Trash or Treasure–It All Depends On How You Look At Things

It’s time to make a confession.  Remember Helen Henry in Wedding Ring?  That’s right, Helen, the grandmother who had just the teensiest problem with throwing out things she loved.  Problem was, Helen loved everything that couldn’t talk back to her.  Old papers.  Furniture.  Dishes.  Seed catalogs.  Broken appliances–after all somebody ought to be able to…

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