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First Day of High School, French Kisses and Thimbles

I have a fourteen-year-old son. Today he starts high school. These two sentences blow my mind into the kind of oblivion that's hard to stumble back from. I needed to go back in time, you see. I needed to remember where I was all those years ago when I started high school. Most days I… Continue reading First Day of High School, French Kisses and Thimbles

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Virtual Book Launch & Other Cool Matters

Greetings friends. Happy first day of September. Indeed, it has arrived...the fat grey clouds and sassy wind are right on schedule (though I was not mentally prepared for the heat at 3:30pm this afternoon on my run. Golly.). I'd say most things are as unpredictable as the weather these days. What is predictable though, if… Continue reading Virtual Book Launch & Other Cool Matters

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The Virtual Writing Retreat – In Photos

Organize your workspace. Choose your writing projects. Make your schedule. Manage your tech. Detangle. Create a funky place to lean your cell phone. Gather ye rosebuds...er, gather your snacks. Include water. Embrace the positive. Trust in the magic. Feel the love. Do the work. Be kind to your creative soul. Quiet the inner critics. Slay… Continue reading The Virtual Writing Retreat – In Photos

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The Virtual Writing Retreat

Pandemic times call for pandemic creativity. For your writing soul, for your creative discipline, and for your writing friendships, here's a how-to on creating your own Virtual Writing Retreat. 1.Choose a writing partner(s). Sounds simple enough, however, there are things to consider when building your writing group/pair. The most important thing is to be honest… Continue reading The Virtual Writing Retreat

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Broadcast Wasteland Debuts! Interview with Ben Van Dongen

Local sci-fi writer Ben Van Dongen has published another book! The man is prolific, I tell you! He is one of the many writers who have books launching during this wild and strange time. Let's continue to show our support for writers everywhere by doing what we can to buy their books, talk about their… Continue reading Broadcast Wasteland Debuts! Interview with Ben Van Dongen

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BEST-SELLER! Follow-Up with Author Jane Christmas

I friends! I just had to do a follow-up email with author Jane Christmas because she got some HUGE news just days after her book released! Also, I've received her book and read it and LOVE IT. You can order it through online retailers or request a copy from our local bookstores. Here we go!… Continue reading BEST-SELLER! Follow-Up with Author Jane Christmas

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Poem for a Contest & The Contest!

A blog reader sent me a link to a poetry contest he's having...deadline is on Tuesday! Because I'm hot to submit these days, I'm trying hard to say yes to entering things that show up in my life! Here's the link, if you'd like to enter too! https://penableme.wordpress.com/2020/03/05/poetry-thursday-competition/ how to submit: Submitting your great poems… Continue reading Poem for a Contest & The Contest!

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This just in – a review of Look At Her

Though it's been some time since Look At Her launched, turns out that folks are still reading, and affected enough to give time and energy to writing and publishing a review! Many thanks to FreeFall Magazine - "FreeFall is a literary magazine based in Calgary, AB.. In 2008 Micheline Maylor and Lynn C. Fraser took… Continue reading This just in – a review of Look At Her