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Aug 15 2017

One Less Lemon Brownie

I posted this article article about this time last year. Just a few days ago I got another one of ‘those calls,’ so it seemed fitting to revisit these lemon brownies My youngest turned eighteen this week and my grandbaby turned one month old. Time for a family celebration! My youngest is a low-key kind …

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Aug 05 2017

Reason #49 Why writing takes so long

#49 Ghost Writers      Most writers would have you believe that they do their own work. That each precious word on the page came from their own hand. But the ugly truth is that their are ghost writers out there. No, they don’t run about in white flowing sheets with cut outs for the …

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Jul 29 2017

Plot your way out of this one…

Well, the good news is that I am officially finished with the rough draft of Heir of Rosings Park. What leads to other good news, now I am about to start work on Netherfield: Rogue Dragon. But what is good news without bad? Really, you knew this was coming, right? So the bad news is …

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Jul 11 2017

A most difficult and delicate issue

Hard to spot and harder to stop, emotional abuse often slips under the radar. In Mistaking Her Character, I ended up tackling the issue of an emotionally abusive family relationship.  I say ‘ended up’ because I honestly can’t say I set out to deal with the topic when I started the book. The entire family …

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Jul 08 2017

Reason #65 Why writing takes so long

#65 It’s Rude to Watch Someone Bathe     People ask all the time, how long does it take to write a book. I always reply it depends on a great deal of things–many of them things one would not expect might interfere–unless one has cats, and then it all makes sense. I mean, really, who else …

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