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Beyond Grief, Taking Action

In the space between sleep and waking, I look out the window in the wee hours of the morning of Dec 15. There is to be a meteor shower and I look skyward expectantly.   The words of one of my favorite  Dylan songs pops into my head,  " I seen a shooting star tonight, and I thought of you." And then the crushing remembrance of those lost children of Sandy Hook…

The Next Big Thing: Authors Tagging Authors

I am happy to take part in The Next Big Thing: Authors Tagging Authors! I was tagged by Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, www.beccachopra.com  I have been tagged in a promotion that requires me to tag more authors in my blog on the week of Nov 26.  I am thrilled to keep this going. So what I am going to do is answer the questions below, tag a new set of  author…

One Book at a Time

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Selling your own book can be a full time job. Nowadays, this seems to be true for authors no matter who your publisher is..unless of course you are already a celebrity with a six figure advance. I have also noticed that it doesn’t leave much time for actual writing.   I spend my days researching reviewers and bloggers, updating social media, scheduling radio or book…

The Star Child Song

For someone who has spent a large part of her life communicating via the written word, I have often been envious of those who are musically inclined. It is not that words themselves cannot form a rhythm or a rhyme. We know words can paint pictures or evoke powerful feelings. But I always felt that music and sound could convey deep levels of understanding that needed no intellect to deciphe…

Opening the First Box of Books

My Editor and Publisher, Jan Pogue of Vineyard Stories invited me for the "hand-off" of Star Child from the shipper to the storage unit. The book had finally come home to where it started as a whimsical out of the blue idea. Here is her post.

Post Script

Just yesterday I wrote about the little osprey chick that we spotted in the nest next to our house..the first In twenty some years. Late in the afternoon I watched with tender amusement and some concern as the temperatures soared and  Momma O spread her wings to shade the little guy. Surely she knows what to do and osprey have survived a sudden heat wave before, I thought. I saw him …

Baby in the Nest!

Two years ago I wrote about the first pair of osprey to build a nest on the osprey pole that we share with our neighbors, Garth and Ollie Edwards, who are in their mid nineties. Their appearance and industrious efforts raised great hopes for permanent nesting at a location that had been empty for around 20 years. Alas, their nest was  flimsy and they abandoned it. Last year, hopes onc…

Beach Breakfast

If you are hungry when visiting my house, then it is your own fault. At least that is what I tell any guest who is reticent to rummage through my fridge and pantry to find a snack or lunch, but especially breakfast. I generally don't prepare breakfast for anyone but myself. In fact, with all my work lately to get my book out, I try to block off every morning for writing and website work, e…

Turkey Rings- Another Adventure in Publishing

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My publisher and editor, Jan Pogue posted this funny sneak preview of Star Child in her Vineyard Stories site. I got a real chuckle out of it and began musing about whether the "turkey rings", which looked like body piercings on the book jacket, should also have jewels on them.  Jan, as you can see from her writing is a very resourceful member of the team.  Enjoy... I want t…