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beverley-minarich's picture
Mar.13.2011
I read a book today. An entire book in one sitting. A young adult novel about a girl who is date raped and hides inside herself afraid to speak, afraid to face the truth, afraid she will be blamed. Her friends drop her. Her parents are frustrated with her. Her teachers all but give up on her.  I...
kimberly-llewellyn's picture
Jan.19.2011
Recently I was a guest blogger at the Fantasy Futuristic & Paranormal (FF&P) writers website. I dished about secrets to success that authors rarely spill. While the post has a tiny bit of a romance twang, the secrets apply to all genres. What are authors doing (and not doing) that help...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Jan.19.2011
When I was fifteen I felt sure that I heard the Banshee in the woods below our house. It was also just about the time that I wanted to be Gudrun in the D.H. Lawrence novel, Women in Love.  I tried to emulate her as best I could. I wore wine coloured stockings or blue if I could find them and...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Jan.11.2011
It seems rather odd to refer to any of what follows as secrets.  For one thing, the word “secret” implies that something is hidden and the wisdom below is anything but secret.  In some form or fashion, you could find these in virtually any spiritual tradition. Second, “secret” implies that the...
leslie-absher's picture
May.18.2010
 When my article, My Dad the Spy, was published in last year’s LA Times, I did something I had never done before: went public with a family secret.  It wasn’t telling the public that was hardest, it was telling my family.  Each member reacted in their own way but what I see now, looking back, was...
angela-k-nickerson's picture
Dec.17.2009
When I take groups of travelers to Italy, my little heart pitter-pats when I hear, “I would never have known about this!”  So, when Kimba at Artist-at-Large tagged me in Tripbase’s Best-Kept Secret carnival, I was thrilled. What good is a secret if you never tell anyone, right? So, here we go: my...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Dec.03.2009
In an interesting kismet of things, a synchronicity if you will, I was talking about secrets yesterday and then chanced upon two of them later in the day.  My position on secrets is that I have maybe three, and that I'm against them in general.  The problem with them is for the person keeping the...
dk-christi's picture
Sep.09.2009
Repentance and redemption are close cousins.  Often, repentance is only fully realized and satisfied when redemption is at hand.  Such is the tale of Ghost Orchid, my next fiction novel soon to be released by L & L Dreamspell.  This story of love, lies and redemption is really the story of a...
jodi-thompson's picture
Jul.11.2009
Can trust, once broken, ever be repaired? Should it be? I'm struggling with this question. It is eating away at me. I've always been very quick to trust. Always assumed others to be trustworthy. Despite continued experience to the contrary, I continue to put faith in people. Why? Am I foolish? I'm...
diane-chamberlain's picture
Mar.30.2009
Here we go again! Last year I asked you to put on your thinking caps to help me title my work-in-progress. Frequent commenter Denise came up with Secrets She Left Behind, which my publisher, agent and I all agreed was a winner. (Look for it in your bookstores on May 26th). Now it's time to give...