Category Archives: lifestyles

How Full is Your Glass?

Our question of the week is one that I posed: “Do you consider yourself an optimist or a pessimist? Why do you think you lean that way?” My knee-jerk response to this question is that I’m an optimist. I guess … 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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The Perfect Author …

One of the foxes asked, “What one thing would you change about yourself as an author?” I don’t think I’d change anything about what I write, but I think I’d change HOW I write. As I’ve mentioned before, I tend … Continue reading

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Night and Day

This week’s question. : Are you an early bird or a night owl? I have been both in my life. When I was a little kid, early was good for me; early to be, early to rise. As I got … Continue reading

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Early Owl Night Bird

This week’s topic is one that I suggested: “Are you a morning person, or are you a night owl?” I asked this because many of my author friends have other lives – they’re moms, spouses, and members of the workforce … 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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If I Could Only …

This week’s topic is one I selected. I have the feeling I was dealing with various medical issues in my family and bemoaning the fact that I’m not as young as I once was. Some days just don’t have enough … Continue reading

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