Tag Archives: Dawn Ireland

The Foundling (A Pug’s Tale)

    August fifteenth, the day started like many others for the little dog, searching for food, traveling, flinching at every loud sound. Lala didn’t understand this world she’d been thrown into, but the giant whirling monsters made her tremble. … Continue reading

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A Trip to Hogwarts

At the end of last year my sisters and I took a trip to Universal Studio in Orlando. Most people go to amusement parks for the thrilling rides. But, I’ll let you in on a little secret; I get sick … Continue reading

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How to Spot Your Christmas Tree

My husband and I picked out our Christmas tree today. Every year we go to Birdhaven Tree Farm and search for that perfect centerpiece of the holiday season. I enjoy traipsing around while the weather is good, and the deciduous … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? Shakespeare asked that question, and I have to admit, before I became a writer, I hadn’t thought much about what people were called. Now, I collect names that I can use in my writing! After all, … Continue reading

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Beginnings

I have yet to write a book which has the same beginning that I’d planned. Several things make the start of a story very important: do the first lines catch your reader and drag them, maybe kicking and screaming, into … Continue reading

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Expectations

               Lately, I’ve been thinking about expectations. What do I expect from myself, and what do others expect from me? These two are not always the same, and can be a large cause of the stress in our lives. The … Continue reading

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Childhood Memories

Even though Halloween is in our not too distant past, I wanted to share a childhood memory that makes me smile every “All Hallows Eve.” “You have to take her with you.” Our mother uttered those horrifying words. My sister Gail … Continue reading

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