Announcing the Day I Died!

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Another collection of fabulous short stories on a theme; another wonderful read available for Kindle, Nook and Kobo. From the Publisher, HDWP Books: What if medical science got too good at saving your life? What if you were assured of … Continue reading

The Next Step (100 WCGU)

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It’s been a while since I participated in the 100 Word Challenge for Grownups but this week’s challenge spoke to me.   Murky mists gather across the road ahead. Lina peers into the darkness hoping for a glimpse of what … Continue reading

Wanted: A Home for My Baby

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Imagine this scenario: A woman gives birth to a child in the usual way and then spends time helping the child become a unique individual ready to face the world. But, in the strange world where this woman lives, the … Continue reading

What’s With All the Vampire’s? or Why I Hate Book Categories

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I know. When you’re trying to market a book, whether to an agent, a publisher or a reading audience as you self-publish, you need to categorize it in some way for marketing purposes. I get it. I understand. Except that … Continue reading

Things that Go Bump in Your Mind

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‘Tis the season of creaks and squeaks and ghostly imaginings. I just realized that Halloween is tomorrow, and I haven’t done my usual number of spooky posts and reflections on things that go bump in the night. Anyone who has … Continue reading

In Search of Inspiration

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  I have another confession to make . . . I often envy the people like artists and musicians who go out and make their art without letting life get in their way. I’m not talking about the big names … Continue reading

From Thrill to Fear in Five Minutes

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Last night I went from “I’M SO EXCITED I WANT TO DANCE IN THE STREETS!” to “Meep! I’m skeered” in about five minutes flat, only to continue on a roller coaster of emotions for the rest of the evening. What … Continue reading

Race, Culture and Character Development

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As a result of a new-found interest in 1920′s America, and my perennial interest in untold stories of women, I am currently reading Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance by Carla Kaplan. As I’ve been reading … Continue reading