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Open Wound

I make no secret of the fact I'm a widow, which in itself seems weird. Widows are old and grey haired. I am neither of those things, although my children might disagree with the former.  I've found the farther in time I'm removed from the accident, the more difficult it is to tell people. It's an old memory.  The stabbing [...]

The Lost Art of Manners

I grew up in the Midwest were people are generally pleasant and say please and thank you. I thought this was the way things were in the world. And then I moved to the South. If manners in the Midwest are a condiment, they're a heaping side dish in the South chock full of syrupy pleasantries. I loved it. I [...]

Interview by Regan Leigh

I forgot to post last week that I was interviewed by the awesome Regan Leigh as part of her Writer Love series.  You get to see a picture of my view from my office chair, the name I wish I had, and what costume I want to wear at Halloween.

Blog Party Winners!

Announcing the winners of the Blog Party giveaway! 1) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Winner:  Sara McClung 2) Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton Winner: Lexie@BookBug 3)Hex Hall and Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins Winner:  Joy Congrats to the winners and once again, congrats to Carol!!!

Twitter Pitch Contest

Shelley Watters is sponsoring a Twitter pitch contest.  Particiapants are required to post a one sentence, 140 character or less pitch. Easy peasy, right? Yeah... okay... So why put myself through the agony? (Other than the fact it's really good to have a one sentence pitch?)  The winner gets a FULL REQUEST from Suzie Townsend of Fine Print Literary. Title: [...]

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