It’s Release Week! And I’m Not Stressed!

Meet the Delaneys. Their roots reach out to touch their ancestral home, the Emerald Isle, where their beloved Nana immigrated from as a wee tot. Nana has a cure for every ill and woe through a story, some cookies, and a finger or two of good Irish whiskey. With eight grown grandchildren and dozens of …

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Where Blue Crabs Are King

I may have mentioned one day last week in passing that crabs are a staple of Eastern Shore cuisine. They’re partaken of more than once in the three books comprising The Delaneys of Delaware boxed set which will be releasing later this week. It seems whenever there’s a celebration, the folks of slower lower drag …

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#whirlwindweekend on the Eastern Shore

When you’re a military family and you get asked where you’re from, the explanation can oftentimes be complicated. Normally the spouses are from two different places, sometimes having been born one place and raised another. The kids have all been born all over the globe. Mostly you refer to them by base or the town …

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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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