Wedding Fever It’s T-4 days until my son’s wedding. He’s marrying a lovely young woman and everyone is thrilled.  Everyone is also going a bit insane with last minute details. Yours truly is in charge of writing the actual ceremony while Capt. Pete is performing the ceremony along with the bride’s grandfather. Needless to say, […]

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My mom passed away last week after a long battle with dementia. As I sat by her bed and held her hand, I was filled with an overwhelming sadness. Sad, not just because she was dying  but for the life she could have lived.  See, my mom adored my father. They were soulmates. When he […]

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Next week, I’m heading west to attend the Romance Writers of America National Conference in Denver, Colorado.  This year’s theme is Rethink, Revitalize, Renew – particularly appropriate as I start my reset this month.  I’m looking forward to spending time with my writing tribe, drinking margaritas, talking about the state of the industry, drinking margaritas, […]

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This week marks the second half of 2018, so I’m hitting the reset button.  I know — I’ve said that before — but this time I really mean it. Largely because the first half of 2018 sucked. If I want the second half of the year to be better, I need to do some serious […]

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‘Tis a duty to write beautiful stories…..” For a long time, I had that quote pasted in a inspiration book that I kept on my desk. Sadly, I’ve since lost that notebook, and can no longer remember the rest of the quote or who said it.  I think it was Margaret Brownley.  No matter, the words, […]

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Okay, so maybe not the dark side, but I am returning to Twitter after nearly a nine month absence. I left Twitter last fall because the politics and general toxicity of the platform became too much to handle.  With very few exceptions, there are no shades of gray in the Twitterverse. Everything is black and […]

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