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May.21.2013
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I know. I’ve slipped through the cracks the past couple of weeks. Sometimes a girl just needs to fall off the radar. I’ve been on what some call “Holiday.” Webster’s Dictionary says holiday is a day of rest from work. Well, I beg to argue. Just because you’re not at work and on “Holiday” doesn’t...
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May.09.2013
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It’s a strange feeling not having a living mama on Mother’s Day. I heard a preacher speak on the radio the other morning. He said to let your mother know how important she is to you if she is alive and if she’s gone on, cherish the memories.     The preacher went on to say that some...
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Apr.29.2013
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A few days ago I finished the second re-write of my third novel, The River Keeper. Now for the final read through. I love this part. To be able to simply read the story without fixing plot holes and grammar. On August 22, 2011 the first words were written. It took me one year and eight months to...
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Apr.22.2013
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  Proverbs 17:6   Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.   Thirty-four years ago this week a miracle was born unto me, a baby girl with curly brown hair and a smile that will light up the remainder of my days.  Happy birthday...
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Apr.15.2013
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Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Once in a while you run into a person that lights up your world. I met such a lady this past weekend while strolling up a path beside New River. Her name was Mary, but she said her special...
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Apr.08.2013
  I am excited! Last week I picked up The River Keeper, my fourth novel from my editor. The second edit is finished. Now it’s my turn to get to work. I love doing revisions and this second round doesn’t look too bad, not nearly as many marked up pages as the first re-write. However, it will...
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Apr.01.2013
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I do believe that the world is going to “H” in a hand basket. What in the dickens is going on in our schools, cursive writing not included in North Carolina Public Schools curriculum? When I heard this the other day I was shocked. Texting, Twitting and the keyboard are taking over the creative part...
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Mar.25.2013
Spring is officially here. Or, that’s what the calendar says anyway. I’m afraid Mother Nature has a mind of her own though. I woke to sleet pelting the tin roof over my head Sunday morning after spending our first night of the season at our camper on New River. And the forecast for Independence,...
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Mar.18.2013
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Last weeks blog has stirred something up in me that is kin to a burning desire to find those who have vanished into the days, weeks, and years since their passing. I want to clip down the over grown foliage, mend the broken markers and fence out the cows. I have only begun my journey.   Thank...
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Mar.12.2013
  “O youth, thou hast removed one grief only to add another grief; but now, O my friend, where is she; and where is the mausoleum wherein lieth the wounded slave?” The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night   On a hillside within sight of my house, hidden from view by thorny orange...
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Mar.04.2013
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  After safely dropping off my third novel, “The River Keeper” to my editor a couple of weeks ago I’m experiencing an entirely different lifestyle than I’ve been used to as of late. Since last October I have been revising and critiquing my new work. The first draft grew from 87,000 words to...
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Feb.25.2013
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  While watching American Idol the other night I appreciated the advice of the judges. They told the singers to sing from their heart. And, if they didn’t they were just giving a performance. I knew exactly what the judges were saying. I could tell when one of those singers was really feeling...
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Feb.18.2013
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Once upon a time on a cold winter’s night in a land not so far away two ladies were engaged in separate battles. One a beautiful princess lay dying of a terrible disease. She knew she would not see the light of morning. The princess longed to find comfort and give in to the pleas of the death angel...
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Feb.18.2013
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Once upon a time on a cold winter’s night in a land not so far away two ladies were engaged in separate battles. One a beautiful princess lay dying of a terrible disease. She knew she would not see the light of morning. The princess longed to find comfort and give in to the pleas of the death...
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Feb.11.2013
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Today’s blog is going to be very short and to the point. Instead of reading my words I want you to listen to them. All day today, Monday, February 11, 2013 I will be featured on “The Christian Author’s Show.” Today, will be the only day you can hear the interview between Don McCauley and myself....
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