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A Greta Garbo Day

Apologies to those of you who are too young to know who Ms. Garbo was. ¬†ūüôā ¬†Suffice it to say, she was an old-time movie star, a cool blond with a throaty voice and a European accent. ¬†Among other things, she was famous for saying, "I want to alone." ¬†(Although it...

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Winners, My Adventures in the Civil War, etc.

This week's winners are: Jackie Curt and Theresa Hagman.  Congratulations, blog-buddies! A new contest begins today.  As usual, you only need to comment, and you're entered.  Two winners will be chosen at random, notified, and announced on the blog a week from today....

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There seems to be some confusion…

Regarding the re-release of previously published Mojo books.  Over my protest, DEADLY GAMBLE was released as ARIZONA WILD, and DEADLY DECEPTIONS will come out soon as ARIZONA HEAT.  Many readers have purchased ARIZONA WILD, expecting a new story, and some of them are...

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The Good, the Bad and the Not-So-Great

My beloved mama made another trip to the Emergency Room today; that's the Bad and the Not-So-Great.  The Good is, she's back at home.  I'll be checking in on her first thing tomorrow morning, before the weekly Weight Watchers meeting.  (The Bad.)  I had a routine...

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Hello, Again!

First things first: today a new contest begins, right here on the blog.  2 winners will be chosen at random, from those who post a comment.  Each will receive an autographed copy of ONCE A RANCHER, after being notified by Super Jen.  Winners will be announced one week...

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Alive and Well in Spokane, Washington

Not that you'd know that from my sketchy blog history this summer! I'm just back from a quick trip to San Francisco with my BFF, Debbie Macomber.  It was short but sweet! The adventure began at Seattle's Safeco Field, where the legendary Seahawk, Richard Sherman, held...

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The Road to Gettysburg

You are not going to believe this. I had been feeling a bit peaky before setting out on my journey to Gettysburg, but I was determined.  I went ahead and made the trip. Since Jenni, my usual traveling partner, was away in Europe, I was forced to rise to the occasion...

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One Cute Dog!

Here's Tule, breaking every ordinance against being too cute to be believed. ¬†I guess it wasn't enough to be ON a bed, he wanted to be UNDER one, too. ¬†ūüôā ¬†He and Mowgli, his partner in crime, hauled the dog bed up the pet steps and then Tule crawled beneath it....

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Welcome to a new week!

Before we get to this week's winners, I want to say thank you for all your comments and particularly for sharing your own experiences with loss.  You are all so open and so brave, so generous with your prayers and your kind words, not just for me, but for all our blog...

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Ladies Who Lunch

I went to lunch with Mary Ann and Jen today, and even though I'm still feeling sad, it was good to get out of the house.  We visited a favorite Mexican restaurant, talked things over, laughed a little, and enjoyed each other's company.  Life goes on, thank heaven, and...

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It’s Been a Hard Week

Monday evening, a dear friend's husband lost his brave battle with cancer.   In addition, we recently lost Jo Beverley, a writer I have known for many years. So many good-byes. If possible, I will blog tomorrow, and try to be more cheerful.  In the meantime, I need to...

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5 Reasons I Love Tuesdays

I love Tuesdays.  I know, sounds weird, but there it is. 1. I especially enjoy the Tuesdays that follow a three-day weekend.  Although I enjoy holidays as much as the next person, I'm basically a social animal.  I like to have people around, and the ranch hands are...

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