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New Uses for Old Books

I’m a book fan. The hold-in-my-hand, smell-the-musty page, pile-on-the-nightstand kind of book. I find bookstores dangerous because I can’t pull myself away without buying several new titles. My conundrum—what do I do with all my leftover books? Yes, I’ve given … Continue reading

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Striving for a more healthy me

Okay, quiz time! What’s been around for over 40 years, has a height of 5 feet, 4 1/2 inches, and weighs 180 pounds? Give up? The answer is me! I’m not too happy about those numbers but I can only … Continue reading

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Encouraging Young Readers

Recently I was visiting a friend at her house. Her seven-year-old granddaughter read a graphic novel about a lost kitten to me. I marveled at how well she read and praised her lavishly. Later, she stopped reading and marked her … Continue reading

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One. Big. Step.

Okay so today I took a big step. At least for me it was a big step. Not as big as sending my very first manuscript into publishers in hopes of getting published of course. That step was not just … Continue reading

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Are you afraid of the sophomore slump?

Wikipedia defines the sophomore slump as, “an instance in which a second effort fails to live up to the standards of the first effort.” Like say, the second book of your series, which is about to release in, ohhhhh, maybe … Continue reading

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Are You Still Listening?

In my last blog to you, I spoke of listening and how to listen, to make an effort to listen to others. How did you do? Have you already forgotten? Sometimes, I have to admit I do interrupt, but it … Continue reading

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Are You Listening?

Are you really listening? As authors, many of us are introverts, perfectly happy to spend hours alone in silence with only our imaginary friends to talk to. Others of us love to write, but we also love to talk. I … Continue reading

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