Category Archives: author’s life

Decoration Decorum

“How early do you start shopping/decorating for the holidays?” Shopping! How I miss the hustle and bustle of shopping centers decorated to the hilt and finding just the right gift for just the right person! I have been some distance … Continue reading

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Dining in Paradise

Our resident hound has a knack for coming up with unusual scenarios, and this week he asked us to respond to one. “You’re stranded on a desert island (or someplace deserted). There are only three different things to eat/drink and … Continue reading

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Giving Books Second Chances…or More

I’ve posted before about how I could not ‘get into’ the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings, nor the Narnia books and how now, I adore those series. I think there are others that I might need to go back to and … Continue reading

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Author! Author?

Question of the week: “When did you first think of yourself as an author?” There are many avenues in writing. I can talk about when I first believed that I could write, when others thought that I could write and … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Debbie De Louise

I am pleased to welcome a new friend, Debbie De Louise, who found me via mutual friends. I’m always looking for new faces to bring here, so I asked Debbie to join me for an interview as soon as I … Continue reading

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The Great Paper Debate

To our American friends, Happy Labor Day! Hope you and your loved ones are able to enjoy the last hurrah of summer, safe from whatever weather surrounds you. This week’s topic is one brought forth by our resident hound. “Knowing … Continue reading

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Networking vs. People Collectors & Writer Groupies

  I have found lots of ‘Friends’ on Facebook. Many of the people are fantastic. Some of the biggest names in publishing today interact with me and are truly ‘friendly’.  In fact, I interact with some of the famous people … Continue reading

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