Category Archives: author’s life

Guest Author: Michele Pollock Dalton and the “Already Home” Series

I’ve mentioned before how one great benefit of participating in author events on social media is the opportunity to meet other authors, especially those who write in my genre. One author I met at an event this past spring is … Continue reading

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Is a Thousand Words

Still the Value of a Picture? By Jeff Salter Topic: Looking at the photos on your phone (or camera, if you still use one), what place or type of event do you tend to photograph most often? Some background / … Continue reading

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Yes, I’m a Shutterbug

This week’s topic is one I suggested: Looking at the photos on your phone (or camera, if you still use one), what place or type of event do you tend to photograph most often? I’ve been an avid scrapbooker for … Continue reading

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Savoring the Great Outdoors

Our Friday Fox asked, “Do you have favorite spots in nature, such as a view, the woods, a sea or lake shore?” First, let me begin by stating that if it weren’t for the fact that fresh air is good … Continue reading

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My Private Getaway

Our resident hound asked us to describe a favorite place to “escape” and explain why it draws us there. After thinking about it, I decided that my escape hatch is right here in my condo – it’s my basement sewing … Continue reading

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All I Have To Do is Dream

[and then spend 30 minutes typing up what I can remember] By Jeff Salter I borrowed my blog title from the lovely hit song by the Everly Brothers [see link at the bottom]. We’re chatting about dreams this week, with … Continue reading

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Sweet Dreams

Our Wednesday Fox asked, “Do you dream often? Do you remember your dreams?” I honestly don’t know if I dream or not. When I wake up in the morning, I have absolutely no clue about what may have gone through … Continue reading

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I Can Do This!

The past two years have been challenging for most of us in several ways. Some challenges were temporary, and others seem to be permanent. Some have caused hardships, but others made us stronger. I posed this question to my fellow … Continue reading

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These Feet Were Made for Walkin’

Our Friday Fox asked, “Have your footwear choices changed as your life, or lifestyle, has changed?” The short answer for me is: Not really. I’ve never been able to wear fashionable shoes. It’s always been a matter of function over … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Carolyn Miller and Hearts and Goals

Australian author Carolyn Miller is a fellow member of a few author support groups on Facebook. She recently released the fourth in a six book series of romances set in the world of hockey, so I invited her to come … Continue reading

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