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No Straight Lines

I began writing again in June of 2016, after a hiatus that began in 2000 to start a couple of businesses. As I entered the new world of what it meant to be a writer and published author in the new Millennia, I joined Twitter. That’s when I first saw a tweet about an upcoming …

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A Race to Finish

Sometimes I find it hard to put into words exactly what’s going on in my head. Seems contrary to the way it should be since I tout myself as a writer. But with everything going on around me these days, and having a natural tendency to be an introvert, expressing my thoughts has been doubly …

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Roads Less Traveled

My grandmother has been on my mind this week. I lost her 28 years ago on June 4th. I remember the year well. It’s the year I met Robb, and I often wish they could have met. My grandmother would have gotten a kick out of my husband, and I know Robb would have loved …

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Perspective

When I sat down to write my newsletter this week, I struggled to find the topic. Having come back from Italy, I knew I wanted to tell you about my trip. Talking about the rich history, beautiful landscape, breathtaking art, phenomenal food, and the delectable coffee, would end up the length of a novella. And …

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A Traveling We Will Go

Ciao my friends. In exactly 13 days, my husband and I will be on a plane to Italy. I’m excited. But I’d be lying if I didn’t add feeling some trepidation as well. Other than a couple of quick stops in British Columbia and a jaunt to Mazatlán when I was 18, I’ve never traveled …

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Time

What is time? There’s the obvious tracking of years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds? But how do we define it for ourselves? Often, we measure it in our children. Time’s fast pace is never more obvious than when you hold a newborn in one moment, and the next you are watching them walk …

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Finding Community

This past weekend I attended the Left Coast Crime Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. It was a rough gig, but as they say, someone had to do it! I’m so glad I did. The Conference is primarily a fan and reader event for those who love mystery. Mystery authors of all subgenres – thrillers, cozies, PI, …

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Vacation Book Review

Aloha! I have spent the last couple of weeks on the Big Island of Hawaii and did something I haven’t been able to much of this past year. I read! My to read pile has been steadily growing for some time, and it was wonderful to take some time out of my writing and working …

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Standing Still

Aloha! At the writing of this post today, I am playing on the Big Island of Hawaii. As a promise to my husband and myself, I am taking some much needed time away from working and writing. I’ve been driven since last June when I pulled out my novels and have had a whirlwind of …

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