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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Writing Outside the Perimeter #OTP

“You can become really pigeon-holed in this industry.”—Morris Chestnut Although Mr. Chestnut was referring to the acting industry when he said this, I can assure you it’s true of almost any industry, of almost anything in life. There are pigeon-holes everywhere and if you’re like me, you find that you just don’t quite fit. They …

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The Happy, the Mundane, and the Sad #WWBC

Welcome, y’all! So happy you’re joining me here today. Today’s Wednesday so that means it’s time for WWBC and today’s topic is favorite memories. I have my own way of defining that term and I can’t wait to share that with you. So, let’s get to it! To say something is a “favorite” denotes that …

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Friday Fast Facts: OBX

Well, the idea is that the facts are fast. I’m not so sure how fast they actually will be because when I get to yammering about something that interests me, I’m likely to slow down and really weave a talk around whatever has my interest at that moment. I love sharing my life experiences and …

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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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#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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