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Note to Self

Just finished reading Lie To Me, by J.T. Ellison. It was a pretty good page turner. But what I really appreciated was the author’s note that she added at the end of the novel. In it, she states, “I had … Continue reading

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Wisdom All Around Us

I was glad to see that Gladys Taber is still a popular author on Goodreads almost 30 years after her death.  I remember her long-running column in Woman’s Day Magazine called “Butternut Wisdom.” Looking back, I admire that the photo that accompanied the column was an … Continue reading

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No Secrets

I had my weekly piano lesson yesterday. My teacher and I are preparing a piece for the music school’s recital in April. Abram is a perfect teacher. He knows just when to push, when to correct, when to praise. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Different Strokes

I saw a call for submissions from one of the newer short mystery fiction magazines. I had recently bought an issue and wanted to read it to determine if I had anything in inventory that might be suitable for them. … Continue reading

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Thoughts From the Editor

Today I’m interviewing Trisha Faye, the editor of the newly released anthology In Celebration of Sisters. Me: How did you come up with the idea for In Celebration of Sisters? Trisha: This newest anthology, In Celebration of Sisters, is a … Continue reading

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It’s Here!!

Hi, everybody. I’m delighted to announce that In Celebration of Sisters, the anthology that includes my essay about my sister, Mary, is now available. If you have a sister you love, or know someone who does, it will make a unique … Continue reading

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The Other Thing . . .

. . . that I’m most grateful for, in addition to the writers groups that offer so much substantive help is: electronic submissions. I remember looong ago, at writer’s conferences, you always could tell a raw beginner when they would ask, … Continue reading

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Third, Fourth, . . .

I saw a new market call and thought I had the perfect essay in inventory. This short piece had been published in a small local market several years ago, which did not disqualify it for this new market. At that … Continue reading

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The Moving Deadline

For me, deadlines are essential. They keep me moving along on projects, keep me on track, establish a fixed end point. But, sometimes they jump around. Occasionally, a market will extend a deadline, for mysterious reasons. This can be a … Continue reading

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Scared?

Today is Halloween. You already know that. These days, fewer people are afraid of supernatural beings. But we writers still have fears–the oft-acknowledged rejection, exposure, failure. We already know we have to act in spite of those fears in order … Continue reading

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