Halloween the Early Years

A few years ago, I shared a series of three posts about Halloween. I’m re-sharing those starting today, with a slight modification as to my Grandma and her popcorn balls. She was still with us when this post originally went up. I miss her dearly, my friends. Enjoy the treat you’ll find at the end …

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The Long and Short of Twenty-Three Years

Twenty-three years ago, yesterday, I met the man I knew instantly I would spend the rest of my life with. (It also happens yesterday my brother-in-law turned the big 5-0. Happy fiftieth, brother!) While we normally celebrate the anniversary of when we first laid eyes on each other in high fashion, this year things are …

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Mourning May Wan, But Memories Never Do…It Still Hurts Sometimes

Yesterday was my grandma's birthday. She would have been 97. She might have made it, too, had she not been born of an era that didn't discuss "female troubles." By the time the beautiful creature who helped raise me told anyone something was wrong is was far, far too late to do anything more than …

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Summers Gone By

Nostalgia often hits us head on and rather than wash over us it penetrates us like a phantom, forcing its way into our souls. I think for many, the end of summer brings this notion stronger than any other time of the year. Though holidays and other special occasions and other seasons rend memories, summer, …

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My Characters Are Foodies

[Adapted from an original post I shared back in the day before my sabbatical from writing.] The thought to write this post was fueled by an interview question I was asked some time ago in regards to what I felt was the sexiest room in the house. Now, being as I write romance, I think …

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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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