Category Archives: author’s life

Where Have I Heard That?

This week’s topic was “Have you overheard a conversation and added it in some way to a story?” I really struggled with this one. I’m assuming that the fox who suggested it has drawn inspiration from conversations she overheard. I … Continue reading

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Watching the Milestones Fly By

“Looking five years down the road — to the middle of 2024 — tell us where you WISH your writing career would be. And then (if you’re able) tell us where you actually EXPECT it to be… unless those are … Continue reading

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Goals and Reality

If I could have my wish, in five years’ time I’d love to be on the New York Times bestseller list. I guess most authors have this dream as a goal, something to work toward. In reality, though, I don’t … Continue reading

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What Will the Next Five Years Bring?

For this week’s discussion our hound asked, “Looking five years down the road — to middle of 2024 — tell us where you WISH your writing career would be. And then (if you’re able) tell us where you actually EXPECT … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Chrystyna K. Lucyk-Berger

How much I LOVE Facebook! I get to meet so many people I would never even knew existed, let alone get to virtually-literally travel the world. Chrystyna K.  Lucyk-Berger is an accomplished woman, who is another friend through mutual friends … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Judy Ann Davis and A Musical Christmas Series

For most of my life, this time of year has always been full of music. I participated in my school’s band and orchestra and sang in the choir, as well as the choir and handbell group at church. I directed … Continue reading

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Out of Character

“Has anyone ever asked you to add them to one of your stories?” -OR- “Have you told anyone that you were basing a character on them?” My long-ago idea, and again, I forgot to make notes. I have had people … Continue reading

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