Category Archives: The Author Life

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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Guest Author: Kay Springsteen and “Arachne’s Tapestry” from Gateways to the Paranormal

About a month ago, our resident hound and I celebrated a new anthology release from Dingbat Publishing called Gateways to the Paranormal. We were among the fourteen contributing to this anthology of sweet paranormal stories. Also among this group is … Continue reading

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KISS Your Bios

Months ago I offered this question:Do you enjoy reading about other writers, their bios and writing processes? Once again, my fellow bloggers here added a fresh element that I did not foresee, in as much as most addressed ‘biographies’ in … 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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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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Song Sung Blue

Our resident hound asked, “What color best describes you? Why that color?”   I’ve always been drawn to the color blue. The particular shade of blue that I choose as my favorite depends on the time of day, my mood, and … Continue reading

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I’d Rather Laugh

Our resident hound asked, “ Have you ever really had FUN writing a scene (or scenes)?” My immediate reaction to this prompt was, “Of COURSE I have fun writing. That’s why I do it!” But then I thought back to … Continue reading

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Well, Hello Dahl

A quick review this week for two books, but one story, and only about the first quarter of the whole story. I’m talking about a life, the life of Roald Dahl. I still don’t know everything about the man,  but … Continue reading

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Author! Author! Reader! Reader!

The Monday Fox asked:How many people read your books before you submit them?What kind of feedback do you ask for? My answer? Not enough of the right people get to see my books.I have had few friends and family interested … Continue reading

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