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You know you are a writer when…

July 17, 2014

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You know you are a writer when you are,” in the zone,” your words easily flowing from your finger tips onto the page  and you have to stop. It’s not because you want to, but because  you have been writing for days and your neck and shoulders are screaming at you. They continue to burn with […]

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10 Things Every Mom Needs to Know, From Kids Everywhere

May 14, 2013

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    An Open Letter to Mom If you are a mom, this is a must watch. Here is a little reality check with wit and humor, seen through the eyes of a child.  

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A Modern Retelling, Eunuch to Talent Scout, meet Hawk

May 9, 2013

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  Standing in front of me, blocking the sun with his silhouette, was  this—man-boy.  A man-boy is what Calliope and I call guys we think are cute and totally too old for us but not really old—old,  like our parents. Take for example, Matt Damon, who did all of the Bourne Identity movies. Cute. But […]

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Mom & Daughter’s World Collide: Downton Abbey Meets One Direction

February 23, 2013

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  My daughter Jordan and I are very different. She loves One Direction. I like One Republic. Her fashion sense is more urban while I am more classic. I am a touchy feeling kind of person, she…is not. Although we are different,  I often try to find ways to celebrate how our differences can bring […]

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Experiencing The Places My Novel’s Charecters Explore

February 12, 2013

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  Almost as much fun as writing my first novel was recently visiting the places I have brought to life. In Liberty Layne and the One-Girl Rebelution, my middle grade fiction novel, Liberty and her bff Calliope and cousin Lincoln head to San Francisco to audition for  a singing competition. Familiar places to me are used […]

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Writing A Novel? Reality Check!

February 4, 2013

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I was under the impression writing my first novel was going to be the hardest part of writing a novel. Then, once it was written, the rest would be easy, right? Wrong.  Reality Check! I have come to find writing my book was the easy part. Getting it published is going to be the hard […]

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A Treasure Find, Author And Speaker, Anne Fox

November 28, 2012

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  I have recently discovered a treasure… Annie Fox, an educator and award winning author. She has amazing insight and wisdom on raising teens to be healthy responsible human beings. She has so many resources for parents and educators as well. Do you need some Christmas gifts? Anne’s books would make great gifts. I am […]

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Abracadabra! The Magic of a Writing Contest

November 13, 2012

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Poof! Like magic, my first tween novel has disappered! Well, no-not really, but until January 25th, it will be invisible from public view. I have entered my debut tween manuscript (unable to mention the name) in my first writing contest. First Impressions, a fiction contest put on by the ACFW, a premier organization for fiction writers has […]

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Decent Exposure

November 5, 2012

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 Ways To Expose Your Writing To The World Exposure is everything in the writing industry. You could be a great writer, have a fantastic story and the ability to make a difference in the lives of so many.  But if nobody knows you exist, how will they realize you are an a-mazing writer with a […]

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How do you define happiness?

April 23, 2012

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“Happiness is not so much in having as it is in sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”Experiences in life can be so much fun when we relive them.  Summer camp is one of those moments in time we  remember forever.  I know in […]

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