Category Archives: author’s life

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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No Place to Go? No Problem.

Our Tuesday Fox supplied this week’s topic when she asked, “How has the ongoing pandemic affected your creativity?” The beginning of the shutdown was great for my creativity outlets other than music and writing. If you’ve known me for a … Continue reading

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The Fabulous Mr. Ed

Our Tuesday Fox asked, “Who is the person (besides your parents) who had the biggest impact on your life?” I’ve often acknowledged the many excellent teachers who have shaped my life, from elementary grades through graduate school. There have been … Continue reading

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Face At The Window

My Wife Saw The Dead Guy! By Jeff Salter One dark winter night, two years ago, it was late (near midnight) when I heard a piercing shriek out of my normally un-flustered spouse. “What’s wrong?” I called out, my heart … Continue reading

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Old Dreams

“If you could live anywhere in the world with no expenses to consider, where would you live? Why?” I am not sure the perfect place exists, but I would give it a shot. “Expenses” is generally a big consideration, but … Continue reading

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The Perfect Location

Our resident hound asked, “If you could live anywhere in the world with no expenses to consider, where would you live? Why?” I decided to tackle the WHY first. I need to know what type of place I’m looking for. … Continue reading

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Creative Control

“What is the most important thing you learned after completing your first book?” That being a writer is nothing like I expected it to be. Again, as I said last week when asked about publishing a first book, the “I … Continue reading

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Writing May Not Be Written Down

This Week: Can you picture yourself ever stopping writing (creatively)… and thinking, “Nah, I’m tired of writing. Maybe I’ll do something else.” Short answer? No. I know that everyone who has been here for any time knows that I wrote … Continue reading

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Time to Call it Quits?

Our resident hound asked, “Can you picture yourself ever stopping writing (creatively)… and thinking, “Nah, I’m tired of writing. Maybe I’ll do something else.”? As I mulled over this question, several different responses came to mind. I suppose that’s because … Continue reading

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