Give the Gift of Escape


Anyone else wanting to escape this year? I know I do, and reading has been one of my favorite ways to do that. Lately I’ve been reading a lot of cookie recipes. But in between…

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Pressing the Pause Button


I’m taking a moment to press the pause button and think about what could have been. It was a chilly, windy evening. And my husband ended up in a ditch. Not through any fault of…

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Why I’m Thinking About Vertigo


Just to add some more excitement to my life I’ve been watching the floor and ceiling of my room rock. No, this isn’t an earthquake. Or alcohol induced. Just a touch of vertigo. If you’ve…

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A Big Adventure with Little People


This week brought me a new adventure; one I’d never thought I’d experience. Flying with 11-month old twins. That’s right, I was helping my young grandsons’ family move halfway across the country. So I flew…

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The Most Ridiculous Complaint I’ve Heard About Autumn


I don’t understand why some people hate the fall. Sure, the days are shorter. But the weather’s cooler and allergy sufferers everywhere are looking forward to relief. And of course, fall brings the election. There’s…

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Where Did That Come From?


I was rolling on the floor with my three of my Adorably Cute Grandsons: Number 3 (aged 4.5) and Numbers 4 and 5 (aged 10 months). Grandson Number 4 took one of his older brother’s…

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On Books and BBQ


I’ve often said that eating and reading are my favorite hobbies, best done together. While usually I like to consume my books with wine or some form of chocolate, since I’ve moved to the south,…

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Some Days You Win, and Some Days…


Some days you win, and some days, well, it’s not so good. I’d made a big push to finish the rewrite of Game of Lies and get it to my editor. And started planning the…

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Because I Like Them: Take 2


There’s an odd debate in sci-fi and fantasy writers’ circles. Some of them absolutely hate maps and say they are useless. And that readers don’t care about them. I happen to like maps, of any…

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In Case You Were Wondering


In case you were wondering where I am with Game of Lies, I’ve got some news for you. In a day or so, I’ll be sending it to my editor. While I’d originally planned to…

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