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Winners and More Rambling

This week, our winners are: Donna Morrow and Eugenia Riddick.  Each of you will receive an autographed book.  As usual, there is a new contest underway right now--to enter, you simply need to comment, and you're in.  Two winners will be selected at random, notified,...

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Here I Go Again

Well, my friends, I'm back to the blog.  I haven't been ill, just very busy with the book and my attempts to keep a bad cold at bay.  There were days when I seemed to be winning, and days when the cold was topping the scoreboard.  Today, I'd have to say it's a draw....

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On the Home Stretch

In approximately one week, I will have finished the initial draft of "North of Eden".  It was been a long pull--the word count is 120,000 words--difficult at times, thrilling at other times.  As you know from recent blogs, I fell in love with the characters--they are...

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Before we get into the day of hearts and flowers, I'll announce this week's winners. (What? It's not Monday?) Congratulations to: Joann Quijada and Shelley Anderson. If you didn't win, keep trying--comment and you're entered. As always, the winners will be chosen at...

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An Old Favorite

Today, when I wasn't writing, I was listening to an old favorite book of mine, "The Girl of the Limberlost", by Gene Stratton-Porter.  I first read this book when I was very young, and I loved it dearly.  When it came up on Audible, I downloaded it, and I'm enjoying...

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New Book Day and Why I Love Words

Tuesday is the day new books go on sale, whether audio, digital, or in print.  Little wonder, with my hunger for books, books and more books, that it's my favorite.  (Well, okay, tied with the other six, which all have engaging qualities of their own.)  I mostly buy...

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Let It Snow

After all, it will anyway! This week's winners are Barbara Callahan and Sandy.  Congratulations to both of you.   Each week, two winners are chosen at random from the comments,  Each will be notified by Super Jen, announced on the blog, and presented with autographed...

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Dreaming of Spring

Our winners are: Marcia White and Edna Dutra.  Congratulations, ladies.  You will each receive an autographed book very soon. As always, there are is a new contest underway now.  The rules, for those of you who are new to the blog, are as follows: simply comment, and...

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Just a Chat

Someone asked if I'd read the book, THE KILLER ANGELS.  The answer is: YES.   In fact, my good friend, actor/artist Buck Taylor, appeared in the movie, GETTYSBURG, which was based on Michael Shaara's Pulitzer prize winning novel.  I'm heading back to my favorite town...

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Back to the Blog

First, this week's winners: Janet Hurt and Bonnie Kewitsch.  Each will receive an autographed book from yours truly.  There is also a new contest running; as usual, all you need to do is comment, and you're entered.  Two winners will be chosen at random, notified, and...

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Snow? What snow? (And other stuff)

Oh, THAT snow!  It's everywhere I look, deep and glittering in today's welcome gift of sunshine.  Born in Spokane and raised 120 miles north, in--well--Northport, you'd think I'd be used to the white stuff.  However, after living in Arizona for 8 years, and on the...

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Losing Button

I adopted my long-haired gray cat, Button, last year, after the death of his original owner, now affectionately referred to in the Triple L family as First Mama.  He was twenty years old when he came to bide a while with this outfit, and frankly, I didn't expect him...

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