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Feb.16.2012
From the time I could read--I was four--I knew I was a writer. Not wanted to be, you understand. I WAS. It was a few years later that I realized what created the magic that held me in its grip. White space, black writing, and suddenly a new world was born. New people and situations that had...
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Jan.26.2012
My latest guest blog is live if you have a minute to check it out. And feel free to leave a comment. http://www.savvyauthors.com/vb/content.php?1825-Why-do-we-read-fiction-b...        
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Aug.25.2011
Tomorrow morning, I'm on my way to Killer Nashville, a mystery writers' conference iin Tennessee, where I'll be sitting on a couple of panels.  I have to tell you, I've worked my fanny off so that I might appear to be someting of an expert on these subjects. The first panel is on Cutting...
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Jun.16.2010
Author at work
 Miss Jane AustenSomewhere in Heaven Dear Jane, Okay, that's a bit presumptuous.  I have no right to call you by your given name.  I mean, you called your betrothed "Mr. Darcy."  I'll bet you didn't call him that after you were married, but I'm off purpose.I want to thank you from the...
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Jun.10.2010
LIVE Ringer Now Available
Imagine my surprise when I was asked to do an interview for Mysteries and Margaritas!  I filled them in on my latest book, LIVE Ringer, the first in my new mystery series, and then they asked me a lot of questions about my writing, such as:  is it difficult and confusing to write in different...
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Jun.09.2010
At the Jetty
What does age take away from us?  More than it gives?  Ask a dozen people, and you'll get a lot of different answers, but all to many will say a simple, "Yes." Some see age as a bad thing.  Ironically, these are usually the same people who were in a hurry to get to high school or turn...
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Jan.25.2010
If Truth Be Told by Lynda Fitzgerald
If Truth Be Told, my first release that came out in June 2007, is now available on Kindle.  If you don't have a Kindle, you can download it FREE to your PC or laptop.  Just search Amazon for Kindle Download Free.  What's so good about it being on Kindle?   First, I guess, price.  The hard cover...
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Jan.06.2010
LIVE Ringer, Coming March 2010
My work isn't writing.  It never has been, although I've been writing since I was ten years old.  I also work full-time and have all my life.  No.  Writing isn't my work; writing is my love.  It's always amazed me that I can come home exhausted from a full day of work, much of which is done on a...
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Nov.25.2009
Thanksgiving isn't the only day for giving thanks.  My thoughts about giving thanks were changed by a book by Louise Hay, a collection of essays, in fact, by different authors, entitled Gratitude, A Way of Life.  I keep it close, and when I'm feeling down, I open it at random and read.  One of the...
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Aug.13.2009
It pays to look at your blog page once in a while.  I did today, and I realize I'd titled every single blog with a question.  Does this mean I'm in a rut?  That I'm predictable and boring.  Wow, I hope not!  I'll try to be more creative and versitile in the future.
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Aug.13.2009
If Truth Be Told by Lynda Fitzgerald
It's a valid question:   What makes a character the hero of the story?  Is it untold bravery in the face of certain danger?  Protectiveness?  Kindness or compassion? My favorite hero of all time is (who else) Mr. Darcy, from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.  Mr. Darcy exhibited none of the above...
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Aug.05.2009
Funny you should ask.  Just yesterday I was thinking about passion and obsession.   And yes, maybe even fixation.  Most people connect passion with love.  I’m all for passionate love, but “My Passion” is an entirely different thing.  See, I began a new novel--number 8--two days ago.  Just prior to...
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Aug.21.2008
At Cape Canaveral
Lately, I've been giving a lot of thought to getting older.  I've been laughed at for saying it, but I've found the process to be exhilarating.  It’s as though all those younger years were just prep for now.  NOW is when I’m realizing all my dreams.  My first novel, IF TRUTH BE TOLD, was published...
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