That was a sign my mom had hanging in her kitchen.  She inherited it from a neighbor who had severe rheumatoid arthritis.  After my father died, my mother took to visiting her fairly regularly and the sign became their motto for getting through life. As I spend the next few weeks buried under while trying […]

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I had dinner with a good friend last night, and we ended up in a discussion about networking.  After thinking about it in the shower this morning – because that’s where I do my deep thinking – I realized I gave her some incomplete advice. From the way I see things, there are three types […]

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We talk a lot about quality in the writing world.  That is, we talk about putting out quality books.   Seth Godin, the marketing guru, has gone on record saying that “If you can reliably, and without drama, deliver precisely what you have promised, this is quality.” (Thinking Clearly about Quality: Seth’s Bog 6/2017) If that’s […]

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  This is my to-do list for the next four months, minus my day job schedule or holiday prep.   Color-coded because I want to keep the projects organized. You’ll notice that September doesn’t look that bad.  Until you realize that one of those items is Write a Book.  Then the month starts to look […]

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What’s that you say? The second Sadie McIntyre mystery is closer to release?  That’s right.  After months of life delays, I’m about to hop on a conference call with my editor, the fabulous Mary Therese Hussey, to discuss revisions on BACKYARDS HAVE BODIES.  The goal is still to have this baby out before December.  (I […]

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    Readers, I could use your input.  I’m sitting here on my sofa trying to decide what to do with this blog.  One voice says I should poster write longer blogs that dive a little more deeply into the subjects I’m interested in and post them every few weeks.  The other says I should […]

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Now you can read the first three chapters of each Destination Bride book – including One Night in Provence.  Click on this link to download either PDF, Mobi or ePub version and start reading this fantastic series today. Personally, I’d jump straight to One Night in Provence, but all four books are winners! Have a […]

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