If Grandma Was Watching She Was Surely Laughing

This will be the fifth holiday season my family will be without my grandmother and even though I’ve not spent a considerable amount of time at home the last few years, I find myself waxing nostalgic and missing her terribly. Even though we didn’t see each other as often as I’d have liked over the …

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It’s Release Day! Flashpoint is Live!

Happy Thursday, y’all! As a few of you are aware, Thursday is my favorite day of the week, for SO many reasons. Good things always happen to me on Thursdays and I don’t recall a Thursday ever letting me down. So, it’s with a joyful heart I bring to you, my dear readers, fans, friends, …

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WWBC Hosted by LASR: Earliest Memory

Happy Wednesday, y’all! And welcome to the Weekly Wednesday Blog Challenge hosted by the fine ladies over at Long and Short Reviews. I can remember way back in the day, Long and Short Reviews was one of the first sites I made friends with. In fact, I had a short story posted for some months …

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The Case for the Christmas Twig

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m over here having an extremely hard time grasping the fact it is the last month of the year and of the decade. Add in we’re only nineteen days away from Christmas, and good gravy! I remember as a child my elders always commenting on how the older one …

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It is What We Make It #thevinesinmylife

Being a military wife for so long, I learned a few hard truths about my world and the way things work in it. One of the most important of those things being friendships. When you have to cut your roots short and replant yourself every few years, it makes for a pretty disjointed garden. People …

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Dirty Words…

I remember when I first came into this industry several years ago, I hadn’t even considered using a pen name until the editor who’d decided I was worthy of a try at this thing contacted me and asked me what name I’d be writing as. I felt rather pressured to come up with something on …

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#NationalDayOf…It’s a Threefer Thursday!

Sweet Baby Jesus, y’all, we have hit the National Day of trifecta! November 14 is National Family PJ Day, National Pickle Day, AND National Spicy Guacamole Day. Plus! Today is Thursday, my favorite day. Everyone knows all good things come to those who love and trust Thursday. Thursday certainly delivered this week. Good googly-moogly, where …

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Thank You…

To the veterans of this great republic, thank you. Thank you for your service. Thank you for following the calling, whatever branch you chose. You’re all brothers and sisters in arms at the end of the day. Thank you for not running and hiding when the notice came summoning you to our defense. Thank you …

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Big Yellow Footprints, 244 Years of Tradition, and Poppies

This weekend we in this house will celebrate a triduum of history rich in tradition through MarshFox’ service in the great institution of the United States Marine Corps. There will be much eating, drinking, smoking of cigars, and Oorahing throughout the next few days. To my new civilian neighbors, sorry, not sorry. It was thirty-one …

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I’ve Totally Gone #NaNoRebel

NaNoWriMo, day 6. I sit at my desk nursing the mother of all headaches, doing research on breast milk production, and, so far this morning, I have logged exactly zero words. Zero! I see people all over the chat boards and in the social media groups asking one of the number one questions concerning NaNo …

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