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My writing life interview

If you'd like to know what I eat/drink while writing, which of my characters I'd like to meet, how I get into the "zone" when writing, how I chose the genres I write in, and more, check out my recent¬†interview with Melony Teague.       … [Read More...]


“Conversations in Baby Blue” is short-listed for an award

I recently learned that my short story, "Conversations in Baby Blue" ¬†has been short-listed for The Word Awards for short story. The story is published in the book A Taste of Hot Apple Cider: Words to Encourage and Inspire. The other stories short-listed for the award are: Anita Mae Draper of … [Read More...]

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