Merry Christmas

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As I sit in my favorite chair, drinking coffee and working on my current novel, I realize I’m truly blessed. Although this year has been challenging, I have a loving family, great friends, and a supportive writers group, albeit online for the time being.   Writing never came easy. In fact, it had been elusive. […]

Don’t Bore Your Reader

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A writer I’ve known for years asked me about an interesting topic. Why do readers abandon a book they’ve started? This is a great question and topic for discussion because I’m sure most, if not all writers have asked this very question. You pick up a book you’ve been drawn to. Maybe it’s the cover […]

June Newsletter

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June is one of my favorite months of the year. The month of June was most likely named for the Roman goddess Juno, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. … June 20th is the summer solstice, which heralds the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the day with the most hours of daylight. […]

April Newsletter

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There’s nothing I can say about the corona virus pandemic that hasn’t already been said. When I was in the Navy, we had an expression: the Sailor is a person who runs into harm’s way so others don’t have to. The same can be said for health care workers who run toward danger and not […]

February Newsletter

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So, to play catch up, I hope everyone had a great February. Here in Florida, we were experiencing a global warming cold spell. There’s an oxymoron for you. At any rate, I’m ready for Spring. February has two quasi holidays: Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day, and one federal holiday, Presidents’ Day. For being the shortest […]