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Years In the Making

Most of you who follow my blog – and therefore, follow me – know I’ve spent time querying agents and searching for a publisher for my novel.  That’s all behind me now.  This week, I signed a contract and made … Continue reading

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Honorable Mention

Well, first, second or third place would have been nice.  But even an Honorable Mention is enough to keep me going. To read mine, go to www.brilliantflashfiction.com    

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From A Hundred Thousand Worlds

It’s amazing when a story brushes up against your real life;  it feels as if the characters might pass you on the street.   Bob Peoehl

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Today in the History Of Literature

On August 9, 1854, Henry David Thoreau’s Walden was first published. There are 144 days left in this year.  What will you publish??  

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Lighthouse Writers’ Retreat

Grand Lake is a darling town and I’ve enjoyed several visits here.  So of course I thought I knew all about it when I arrived Sunday afternoon.  (I should pause here to say that I drove from Pinewood Springs 60miles … Continue reading

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The Power of a Word

I’m chatting with my next door neighbor Sheri and I ask her, “How was your AirBnB experience in New Orleans?” “Oh,” she replies, “it was ok.  New Orleans was great and that was the main point.  But the next time, … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom

“It’s all still here for us all, if we can overcome our fears and summon the courage to trust ourselves, to listen to whatever voice speaks within us…..” Lee Smith Dimestore

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The Best Thing

Want to know the absolute best thing about getting older?  Well, here it is:  your children begin to forgive you.  Seriously, that is the apex, the ultimate, the top-drawer best thing. I always felt I was in essence, the only … Continue reading

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Which Day?

Experts say that if you misplace your car keys, you’re probably just forgetful.  But if you forget what the car keys are for, you may have dementia.  Just thinking about that makes me feel a little less foolish – and … Continue reading

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With Robin Black at Lighthouse

      Robin Black was at Lighthouse Writers’ Workshop here in Denver yesterday.  I hadn’t seen her in awhile, not since her novel Life Drawing and her book of essays on writing Crash Course came out.  And here she … Continue reading

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