Fill Up Your Kindle with Summer Romance!

,I know, I know. I don't email for months and then I send two in a few days. I wasn't planning on that, but I wanted to make sure you didn't miss out on these reading opportunities.First: A group of romance authors have gathered together to share the...

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Jul 15, 2022
Life not always what we planned

,There’s something wrong with 2022. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is (I can), or perhaps I don’t want to (I don’t). But to get there, I have to go back to July 2021 and my annual wellness visit to the doctor.At almost 65 (at that time), I wa...

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Jul 13, 2022
Life not always what we planned

,There’s something wrong with 2022. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is (I can), or perhaps I don’t want to (I don’t). But to get there, I have to go back to July 2021 and my annual wellness visit to the doctor.At almost 65 (at that time), I wa...

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Jul 12, 2022
Squirrels, Sunscreen, and Books, Oh My

,I love wildlife. I respect their space as much as possible as a clueless human, and I expect it to respect my space. This squirrel has not. Not one little bit. Heavy sigh. Action will have to be taken. Perhaps I’ll write a thriller about the squirre...

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Apr 01, 2022

I have the great fortune of living in an area with many wonderful writers. I knew Pat Wahler long before reading I am Mrs. Jesse James. We both belong to Saturday Writers in St. Peters, Missouri, an absolutely phenomenal organization for writers of a...

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Apr 01, 2022
Stand For Ukraine Anthology and Book Fair

,Not a day goes by that I don’t send positive thoughts to Ukraine and its citizens. One of my writer friends lives in Sumy, and I worry while awaiting his ground reports. I have another friend whose assistant’s family lives there.How many degrees of...

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Mar 15, 2022

Aspiring writers are often told they should write for the sheer joy of it. I suppose the well-meaning person saying such a thing might do so because publishing is a hard business and not everyone is going to make it big. Perhaps this person is trying...

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May 20, 2021

Most religions have a belief structure surrounding the afterlife. Raised Southern Baptist, my early beliefs of Heaven and Hell, were about where the good and bad people respectively, go after death. When I became an adult and ventured out into the wo...

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Mar 27, 2021

Today I have with us, Shirley Anderson, a newly published former nun who is an absolute delight. Shirley has lived quite the adventurous life, and shared some of wonderful stories in her memoir, Poverty, Virginity & Love. Jeanne: Shirley, tell us...

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Mar 27, 2021

One of my long-time critique partners and friends, Diane M. How, has been on a roll, creating the zany sister trio of characters in her The Dahlonega Sisters series. Her newest, Veins of Gold, came out recently and I was able to capture a bit of time...

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Mar 27, 2021

I recently had the delightful pleasure of editing, formatting, and assisting with the publication of a wonderful book of Biblically-inspired plays by Ken Lee called Voices from the Bible. I decided in the spirit of Thanksgiving to share this with my...

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Mar 27, 2021

(This article first appeared in 2019 and has been updated.) In 2019, I won an audio copy of Georgia Rose’s Parallel Lies. I really had no idea what to expect, but set my phone to play and dove in. Within the first few pages, I’d become a fan of this...

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Mar 27, 2021

(This article was originally published in 2019 and has not been updated.) During 2018, I won an autographed copy of This I Know by Eldonna Edwards. On a bright sunny day last summer, I lounged on my deck and dove into the words. Once I began, I could...

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Mar 22, 2021

(This article was originally published in 2018 and has been updated.) One of my favorite reads last year was Launching Sheep & Other Stories, which is a collection of humorous essays about history from the perspective of everyday life. It was wri...

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Mar 22, 2021

(This article was originally published in 2018 and has not been updated.) A few months ago, I was delighted to receive an invite from Katie O’Rourke to try out the audio book version of her novel, Finding Charlie. I took her up on it and listened to...

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Mar 22, 2021