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Veteran’s Day–and more

Mea culpa.  I have not blogged in so long that I am almost ashamed to show my face, figuratively speaking of course.  I won't bore you with the reasons; we all pass through some dark valleys now and then, since this is Earth, not Heaven.   I am grateful to say that I...

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Tomorrow’s the Day

Finally. After dreaming and studying and visiting battlefields for nearly thirty years--not to mention writing approximately 140,000 words--it's happening.   Tomorrow, May 7, 2019, THE YANKEE WIDOW, my new book, will be released in hardcover and as an audiobook.  ...

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A Dream Comes True!

On May 7, one of my biggest dreams will come true: my Civil War novel, THE YANKEE WIDOW, will be released in hardcover by Mira Books. This is a big, sprawling rough-and-tumble brawl of a story, with strong characters and lots of research behind it. In early July of...

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Everything I Know (About Art), I Learned on YouTube 🙂

I've missed all of you, and I know some of you have been worried about me.  So here's the truth--I've been grieving for my cousin and dearest friend, Mary Ann, who left us last November 5.  Add this sorrow to years of constant work, the process of downsizing and very...

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Presenting….LLM presents

https://harlequinblog.com/2018/09/author-recommendations-linda-lael-miller-on-the-ranchers-christmas-promise-by-allison-leigh/ I'm delighted to return to the blog, and to introduce you to a new story by a long-time friend of mine, Allison Leigh.  Allison is a very...

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I Didn’t Come Here to Snivel…

But I do owe you, my loyal blog buddies, an explanation for my long absence.   2017 has been, in so many ways, the most difficult year of my life--no small statement, since I'm 68.   On November 5, my beloved cousin, my heart-twin and trail boss, Mary Ann Bleecker...

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Return of the Blogger

I have missed you all!   A lot has happened since my last blog--I traveled to Gettysburg in late June, to spend time with friends (Sandy and Janet, hello!) and check an item off my bucket list: watching part of the re-enactment of the famous battle of Gettysburg,...

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Winners and an Update

This week's winners are: Doris Richard Ellis and Debbie Petrouske.  Each of you will receive an autographed copy of one of my books.  The new round begins today; as usual, entering is as simple as posting a comment.  Two winners, chosen at random, will be notified,...

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P.S.

After you've watched Anne Lamott's wonderful talk--and I  hope you will--be sure to comment.  That's all it takes to put your name in for next week's prizes--two blog-buddies will be chosen at random, notified, and announced right here.  Each will receive an...

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Wishing You and Yours a Safe and Happy Memorial Day

As we celebrate spring, and gather with friends and family to grill or barbecue, to laugh and talk and remember, let us pause, in the quiet of our hearts, to honor all those who have gone before.  Ancestors and strangers alike, who have sacrificed, endured, and...

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