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Jul.01.2010
It is not everyday that I have the opportunity to do something 'because it feels right.' Oh sure I put the spiders outside and I give water bottles to the people standing on the side of the road holding the signs asking for something to help them. **By the way - that is the probably the easiest...
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Jun.28.2010
I write a continuing blog called 'Review the Author' Series. This weeks' guest author is Debra Shiveley Welch. To find more information about Mrs. Welch please check her author page on reviews4reviews. If you are an author and would like to be a featured author on this blog, please leave a...
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May.19.2010
When someone asks you how to describe yourself what do you say? I normally say I am an observer of life and shy away from crowds -- now that is not really a description of myself, is it? A description can be simple or complex, depending upon the person and purpose. I can say I am five foot four,...
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Apr.28.2010
I sent the manuscript for Restored Hope to the publisher last week and I am waiting for the editorial review to come back. In the meantime I am waiting - patiently. Well, not so patiently. Let's just say I'm waiting. They said it will take 2-4 weeks. But I know it won't take that long, then there...
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Mar.15.2010
I have been very busy lately trying to finish my current novel, Restored Hope. It is all about finding true happiness when you have given up on it. When the fates have stepped in and made life wonderful. Wouldn't it be great if we were all the characters we created in our books? I am trying very...
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Jan.15.2010
I always likened myself to the grilled cheese between two pieces of bread - my mother being one piece and my child(ren) being the other. I always felt that there were these unseen battle lines being drawn asking me to choose my loyalties - if I were to follow the course that my mother were to have...
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Jan.12.2010
I had the greatest conversation - well technically - 'chat' - with my new friend Nancy (Thanks Nancy!) last night about 'Everywoman'. and what that means is that all woman are linked in so many ways. In our case we seem to have domestic abuse and insensitive ex-husbands in common, as well as...
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Jan.01.2010
I would like to invite all authors and reviewers to the premier website on the internet for reviews. Reviews4reviews.com. It is a brand new website where authors can register for free. They can place as many of their books as they would like and have authors and reviewers review their works....
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Dec.26.2009
When did it become a game of who can pretend to be the happiest person? Who can live in the best environment and raise the perfect family...now by perfect it no longer means best schools, finest educations, richest neighborhoods. After all WE are in a recession -- oh, OR is that over all ready? (I...
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Dec.24.2009
Here I sit on Christmas Eve 2009 - alone for the 15th year in a row - oh don't be sad for me....I'm not sad. This is the best time for me to sit and reflect back on the past year and see what went wrong and what went right. Actually this year I have to admit that more went right than wrong and I...
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Dec.04.2009
When I think of the word kismet it brings to mind destiny – something that is completely out of my control and something that is bigger than me. I am not saying that I don’t have a modicum of control over my own destiny – I do. But I am a true believer in everything happens for a reason and there...
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Nov.09.2009
I have this absolutely fabulous idea that is going to be life changing (we've all heard that before -- haven't we?) But I have a really big problem! I need a web designer who can bring my dream to life. I figure as long as we're all such good friends here, maybe someone knows someone who knows...
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Oct.31.2009
Would you, as an author, be willing to share your book in return for a book from another author to give an honest review? Sort of a review for a review. You could go down a list of books - that had been registered by their authors as available, with brief descriptions, and offer to review that...
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Oct.15.2009
I had a rare chance to speak with my daughter last night over dinner. When I say rare, it was because she and I were alone in the house and we were not pressured to be anywhere after dinner, so we had time to enjoy our food and each other's company. The conversation turned to happiness...in...
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Oct.15.2009
I have started a new book club: The Build a Better Book Club Gang where I thought it would be a great idea for independent authors to get together and read a book a month, randomly chosen, and then discuss as a forum. That way we get constructive criticism from our peers and sell a few books along...
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