In the Midst of the Storm

"When grief is deepest, words are fewest." Ann Voskamp Many of you, friends, I’m sure have noticed my absence from all things writing for the past several months. I’m sure many of you have even thought, ‘Where in the world did she go now? She just came back in, what was it? May-ish? Then she …

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A to Z: Oh, The Places I’ve Been

Photo by John Howard on Pexels.com I always seem to miss the official A to Z thingy that goes on in the writing world each year, and I always play catch up and do my own version at some point. Sometimes I spin it up in a month, sometimes a few weeks. This time it …

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The Flight of the Hummingbird

Taken from my office... “You are Mr. Owl. I am Ms. Hummingbird. We may have come from different species, but as long as you’re a bird, I’m a bird too.” – Glad Munaiseche Long ago and far away, we lived aboard MCAS, Cherry Point. For those non-Marine types in the crowd, that’s positioned in Craven …

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The Community the Library Built

‘Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.’R David Lankes The library… I know I’ve written more than a couple of times about the library here. However, I don’t believe you can write about and laud the library too much. The library is a wonderful place filled chock-full of imaginary worlds, …

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Where Magic Happens

Welcome y’all! It’s the first Wednesday of the month so that means today you not only get to hear from me, but you have the chance to hop around and visit with nearly two-hundred other, at times insecure, writers through the ISWG hop along. Thank you to Feather Stone, Beverly Stowe McClure, Mary Aalgaard, Kim …

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Merry Hallowthanksmas!

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Wednesday Weekly Blog Challenge sponsored by Long and Short Reviews. This week’s topic…favorite holiday and why. A few years ago, prior to the sabbatical I took from the writing world, I wrote a post for my then active blog (another pen name, another story entirely!) on how disappointed …

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Eight from Residue, Current WIP #wewriwa #8sunday

Welcome to this week's edition of Weekend Writing Warriors where those participating share eight or so sentences from a work of their choice. I thought I'd just share a random bit of what I'm currently writing, Residue. This will be book three in my S3 series which is due to begin releasing later this summer. …

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If I Have to Refold One More Towel!

Thanks to the lovely people over at Long and Short Reviews for sponsoring the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge. This week’s challenge is brought to us by the words: pet peeves. The actual topic is our silliest pet peeves. I’m not sure I’m willing to admit any of mine are silly, because they’re pretty seriously annoying …

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The Search for Peace

Our world is in upheaval. And I’m sitting back watching people lose their shit. And I’m wondering, how do I help? What do I have to share that’ll be beneficial? How much of myself do I give up? How much of myself am I willing to share? I’m no stranger to upheaval. In fact, I’ve …

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I’ve Got Nothing…

I didn’t even realize today was the first Wednesday, or Wednesday at all, until I just happened to check my site and find I had comments on an old post which could only be coming from some of the IWSG folks. I’m so sorry for not having something new up and ready, and thank you …

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