4 Impact vs. Intent: The Unintended Consequences of Writing it Safe

Fact: I am a cis-gender, heterosexual white woman. I was born and remain unquestioningly female; and I have been happily (more or less 😉 ) married to the same man for 31 years next month. Fact: Up until now, all my stories have been about cis-gender, heterosexual white people. Fact: That is about to change. […]

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8 Writing Through (and Despite?) the Chaos

The human condition is a flawed one indeed. The past year or so has made that painfully, excruciatingly obvious. And I gotta tell you, there have been many times I’ve wondered not just why I continue writing stories of love and hope and triumph but whether I even should, because it feels so…trivial sometimes. Never […]

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3 The Halt and the Lame

Weekend before last, on Mother’s Day to be exact, I broke my left baby toe. It’s about the sixth or seventh time I’ve done it, and so I did what I always do…I carried on. In this case, carrying on meant putting in my vegetable garden and getting the yard work done, plus making dinner and that […]

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2 Best Giveaway EVER!!!

Guys!!! I have a new giveaway running…and I am soooo excited for this one. It has just about killed me not to tell you about it. Seriously. Which makes me realize I’m crap at keeping secrets. 😛 But it’s all good, because I can tell you now. Yay!!! So what’s my excitement all about? Well, my […]

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6 Because yes, the world needs more letters

I love social media. I really do. I love how it has connected (or reconnected) people all over the globe. I love that it has opened doors to new friendships, renewed old ones, and made our globe feel so, so much smaller. But. But. A couple of months ago, I received a letter from one of my […]

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2 Grant me patience…but hurry!

I’ve decided that I’m in the wrong business. Oh, I’m not going to give it up anytime soon, but I’m definitely in the wrong business. You see, things in the publishing industry tend not to move very quickly. Books take time to write, editors have their own schedules, cover design takes time, and then–even when […]

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