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Oct.13.2013
Bad Reviews or Why Prisoners Like Grits Human beings are unique individuals, with unique tastes and likes.  And dislikes.  Anyone who has ever tried to feed a child vegetables knows that everyone likes different things.  There is no universal anything that appeals to everyone. Case...
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Oct.13.2013
Bad Reviews or Why Prisoners Like Grits Human beings are unique individuals, with unique tastes and likes.  And dislikes.  Anyone who has ever tried to feed a child vegetables knows that everyone likes different things.  There is no universal anything that appeals to everyone. Case...
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Sep.16.2012
My  husband's friend was murdered during Hurricane Isaac. Noah worked and lived at a funeral home. He was a personable guy, interesting, and an unlikely compadre for my husband, Julio.  Julio is a big guy, brutish looking, six foot, 300 lbs with a football player build, bald, goatee....
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Aug.23.2012
As a reader, I love it when a writer offers free books. Whether it's a contest where I have a chance to win a free book, or whether a publisher or writer puts a book for free on Kindle for a limited amount of time, I try to snatch up these books like money. (Or pie.) If I end up enjoying the book,...
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Aug.16.2012
A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet.  The famous phrase from Romeo and Juliet, where the two star-crossed lovers discuss whether it makes a difference that Juliet is a Capulet and Romeo is a Montague.  They seem to think it doesn't.  We all know that it did, or they...
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Jul.12.2012
Can we really have it all? I think that depends upon your definition of "it all." I work from home doing criminal appeals.  I have a contract with the State, so my cases are all appointed, and I make the same amount each month whether 1 case comes in or 100 cases come in.  It would be...
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Jun.19.2011
I mentioned to my sister the other day about how I was buying new shoes for a writer's conference I am attending in Vegas this summer.  Knowing my current financial state, she asked if I thought that was a good idea, because I had bought several new pairs of expensive shoes last year. I was kind of...
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May.05.2011
Just as I am finished editing Jambalaya Justice, the second in the Crescent City Mystery Series and follow up to Gumbo Justice, I saw on the news that one of the New Orleans police officers originally convicted in relation to a police-Katrina murder has had his conviction overturned and has been...
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Dec.29.2010
With 2011 right around the corner, it's time to reflect on the lessons I've learned about writing over the past twelve months.  As you can see, it has been an interesting if sometimes harsh 2010.  1.  You can do it all.  Just not necessarily by the deadline.  2.  Some people will not only hate...
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Dec.11.2010
The First Amendment Project is an organization that, among other things, funds legal representation for people such as reporters dealing with First Amendment issues.   As a writer and attorney, the First Amendment has been important to me.   I don't want to be censored, I don't want  my kids being...