Friendly’s, Trimper’s, Milly’s and Ferris Wheels…

In keeping with the rolling theme of the past couple of posts, talking hometowns (my husband’s in particular) and how our upbringing and memories there affect my writing, I’ll be covering a few more Seaford staples and how they made their way into The Delaneys of Delaware series. Although a couple of these places pop …

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#pizza #boardwalkfries and #gelato

‘You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it's all right.’--Maya Angelou A couple of days ago, I started talking about how hometowns change but our feeling and memories remain the same. My husband has been away from home since he was eighteen years old and joined …

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Remembering Delaware Fondly

‘When you finally go back to your old home, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood.’--Sam Ewing When we first learned we’d be moving from North Carolina to Oregon back in 2013 for MarshFox’s job, we planned our trek across America to accommodate stops to see all our friends and …

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Le Hotel de Poulet

**Revised from a post made many moons ago when my career was first taking off.** Around ten years ago, I had two titles to my name and had been working on the third for quite some time before I submitted to the press I’d call home for the next few years, until I pulled back …

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The Sweet Tea Mafia #SteaM

Sort of brings a vision of a flock of genteel southern ladies gathered on a sprawling front porch surrounded by geraniums, doesn't it? Can't you just envision them gossiping and carrying on in low-country drawl interspersed with the occasional bout of laughter like sugar spoons razing fine crystal, tinkling and singing. Some months back, I …

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#SpringCleaning and Other Reasons Not to Write or #howcampnanoiskickingmybutt

For those in the crowd who may not know, CampNaNoWriMo started April 1st and runs the duration of the month. While the pace isn’t quite as frantic as the big event in November, you set your own goal and work at your own pace on as few or many projects as you’d like, it’s still …

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This is NOT a Test!

On the first day of April, 29 years ago, I was privileged to meet the little booger who’d been keeping me awake night after night for months on end with swift kicks to the ribs. He was a stubborn one, that little booger. First, he was two weeks late of arrival date. In fact, so …

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