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From Feet in Blocks of Concrete to Flight

Author Debra Young recommended a YouTube series featuring Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler writing a short story from premise to publication in 17 two-hour videos: Inside Creative Writing. At first, the idea of the videos seemed too horrific to contemplate. Much of writing … Continue reading

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Books that Evoke Chocolate

I’m spending this beautiful weekend marveling over my potato plant and dreaming of chocolate. Welcome to my post comparing favorite books to chocolate. Thank you, Jane Isaac, for tagging me on a chocolate blog hop. You might remember our interview when she … Continue reading

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Touring Five Breakfasts

A reader requested pictures of my breakfasts from the First Friday Breakfast with An Author series so here is my Valentine’s Day gift to you all. Can you detect a theme? Note: all breakfasts shown in the pictures are presented … Continue reading

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November 2013 First Friday Breakfast with an Author

We are sharing our November First Friday Breakfast with author Lori Herter. She grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus, and worked for several years at the Chicago Association of Commerce & Industry. … Continue reading

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October 2013 First Friday Breakfast with an Author

We are sharing our October First Friday Breakfast with perfect-for-this-month author Debra Young. Besides other short stories appearing in magazines and anthologies, Debra has two works featured on Amazon. A native of Louisiana, daughter of an Air Force sergeant and homemaker mother, … Continue reading

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Writing and Reading with Metrics and Prizes

Becky Lang in her Flight of the Red Dragonfly blog posted a well developed  survey on why readers choose the books they do.   I was both amused and flummoxed to read one responder used my recommendations to choose her books.  … Continue reading

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Cover to cover

     I’m happy to present the fabulous cover of my first Abishag mystery novella. Cover artist Bethany Barnette created this gem in record time. I am absolutely thrilled. In other news–Ambrose Bierce once said: “The covers of this book … Continue reading

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