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Wish Upon a Star for 2019

I’m at Disney World with my family celebrating our “big” wedding anniversary, as well as all the other end and beginning of the year holidays.  Considering where I am, I’m allowed to be a little corny today. So for 2019, in the words of Jiminy Cricket: When you wish upon a star Makes no difference…

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Love at the Dollar General, A Thanksgiving wedding

While I travel this month I’ve selected some of my favorite past blogs to share with you. This one is from 2009 when our family celebrated a very special wedding at Thanksgiving time. I get weepy reading it. There’s an update at the end. They had been a couple for more than twenty years.  Each…

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Celebrations: Does How You Celebrate Say Something About You?

For most of us holiday celebrations are over. Have you finally taken a deep breath and released it slowly? Not yet? It’s past time. Try this yoga breathing exercise popularized by Dr. Andrew Weil. Through your nose, breathe in to the count of four. Hold your breath and count to seven. Now breathe out slowly through…

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Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m taking a break from my mini-series on how I write a novel, to wish you a wonderful holiday–if you’re in the U.S.–and if you’re not, to wish you a wonderful autumn day filled with good food and good friends. I thought for fun I’d let O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) write my…

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Resolution or Revolution: An Oldie But Goodie

I spent the end of 2016 on a cruise boat relaxing after an unusually tough push to finish 2017’s The Swallow’s Nest. Before I even stepped on board I promised myself I wouldn’t work, and I stuck to it. Now I’m home with some of my family visiting. So instead of an “original” blog I’m…

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Gone Fishing!

With my book finally finished I’m taking a blog break this week, to smell the flowers–I do live in Florida, don’t forget. I hope you have and continue to have a wonderful holiday season, too, and enjoy the final days of 2016. Next time you hear from me, it will be 2017. Didn’t that happen…

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Booklover Carols Revisited: A Tradition Gone Awry

Given the choice, would you rather have a book from me in June or new Booklover Carols this week? That’s what I thought. It’s December 20th as I write this, and I haven’t decorated my house. I haven’t sent Christmas cards. I haven’t baked a single thing. But I did just, and I do mean just,…

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So Many Reasons To Be Thankful

For Thanksgiving I wanted to share a wonderful excerpt that came to my inbox last week from Kelly Justice, owner of the Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA. Her thoughts on being thankful summarize my own so well, thoughts about our writing community here and on my author page at Facebook.  I hope it touches you…

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