Category Archives: Calling On Carole!

Happy Book Birthday to The Widow’s Walk

Even the most mundane experience or encounter can lead to inspiration for a plot, or a character, or a scene. Continue reading

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Spring Awakening

The other night I found a duplicate device charge on the family mobile bill. I contacted customer service, and they told me that the charge was for a phone that had been shipped March 20, 2020 and not activated or … Continue reading

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Just When You Think The Book is Done…

The euphoria of finishing a novel, which for me is generally a yearlong process, fades quickly when the editing starts. I thought I’d overcome the perils of being a panster (rather than a plotter) by working with a developmental editor. … Continue reading

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On The Cusp of A New Year: Part Two-The Way Forward: All Hands On Deck So Roll Up Your Sleeves

As promised, this is the second of two posts. The last was a recap of the events of 2020 through my eyes as as nurse practitioner/midwife and and author of both fiction and non fiction. Two weeks after my last … Continue reading

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On The Cusp of A New Year: Part One-Reminiscence and Prognostication

But for sure, we can all say that none amongst us could have predicted that 2020 would unravel the way it did. Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

If there was ever a year to test one’s resilience 2020 is it. Last winter, my seasonal affective disorder was particularly recalcitrant, compounded by a large number of patients during late January and February with what I termed a “really … Continue reading

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A Happy Book Birthday To The Widow’s Walk!

The Widow’s Walk is celebrating its sixth birthday! During the late summer, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a contract renewal from Debbie Gilbert of Soulmate who is both my publisher and editor. Debbie heard my pitch at a Connecticut … Continue reading

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And Time Stood Still

Creative writing has always been my outlet and I love escaping into my characters’ world. I make all my deadlines, but sometimes they impose themselves on me. Continue reading

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Withdrawal, But Not Retreat

It’s been a long writing journey that I’ve chronicled here over the last year or so. Its been almost fifteen years since I started creative writing in earnest. During that time a lot has changed in the world, in my … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End

NaNoWriMo is coming to an end as I write my last SMP Author Blog post of 2019. But this year, I didn’t participate. Instead, I continued with my Happy 100s Facebook Group, and to date, I’ve logged 20,653 words on … Continue reading

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