From Alpha to Zulu: Life as a Military Bride, Bravo

Photo by John Guccione http://www.advergroup.com on Pexels.com Bravo is for: BAH. I talked last week about acronyms and BAH was mentioned. What that actually stands for is Basic Allowance for Housing. This is part of your military spouse’s benefits and pay. It’s an allotment of money which is meant to help cover rent and/or household …

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Eight from an Untitled WIP #8sunday #wewriwa

My eight this week come from a currently untitled WIP I've had in my working folder for quite some time. Maybe in the near future these two will have their day in the spotlight. Enjoy! “I want a baby.” “I’m sorry. What did you say?” Gunny Devan Caldwell asked, staring at his cubicle-mate with his …

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The Things We Keep Hidden

Here I am just a few hours away from this month’s ISWG posting deadline and I’m struggling. How ironic, right? I think right now, though, the whole world is struggling. It’s hard not to struggle with at least one thing or other with the state of things right now. It makes one fearful of asking …

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Details #IWSG

Hi, y’all! First, thanks so much for stopping in today. This is my first time participating in the monthly hop sponsored by Insecure Writers Support Group. I stumbled over the group by accident, and a happy one at that. I don’t know a writer out there who hasn’t felt on some level at some point …

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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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A Few Good Men Looking for a Few Good Wives

Since I’m currently working on a military romance to be released later this summer, I thought I’d recycle an old post I came up with many moons ago when I first began this career. It was appropriate then, but times have obviously changed and we now say spouses rather than automatically defer to the “wives” …

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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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#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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Fruit Blossoms and Dopamine

I just wrote last week about how #winterworn I was and here we are a week later and it seems spring has sprung, or it’s at least trying its hardest, as an old unattributed poem goes. I’m not sure the weather is befitting what we might think spring weather should be in all places as …

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To Sub or Not to Sub…

That was the dilemma. Friends, I have a manuscript that’s taken some time to complete sitting in its designated folder awaiting me to attach it to a submissions form and press submit. After taking the great sabbatical, I’ve waited a long time for this moment. A really long time. All the while I’ve been finishing …

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