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Divergent Thinking

Here is an excerpt from my essay in SmartPopBooks, Divergent Thinking, YA Authors on Veronica Roth’s Divergent Trilogy. Check out other contributors’ essays in SmartPopBooks photo album on Facebook!  

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Guest Bookselling

I’ll be at the fabulous Village Lights Bookstore in Madison, Indiana on Small Business Saturday (11/30) helping out customers (like YOU!) The idea of authors helping to hand-sell at Indie bookstores came from the amazing author, Sherman Alexie! I’m thrilled … Continue reading

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Sometimes greatness…

is right in front of you for a couple of hours! Spent an evening with Kris Kristofferson last night – it was wonderful! My daughter – who is a huge fan! – was so thrilled – as was I to … Continue reading

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The Friday Five – Randomness

Busy with gardening, freezing, and canning – so these really are random! 1. There’s always room for popcorn. 2. Putting a cat on a diet when you have 2 cats & one is Jack Spratt & his “wife” is the … Continue reading

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It’s Caturday! – Frankie & the decoy journal

Since Frankenstein (aka Frankie) loves to lie on whatever I’m writing – I use a decoy to keep him off my real work. Although he was inching towards the original, he managed to keep his rear on the decoy journal! … Continue reading

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Very cool new technology – by accident!

Many inventions have been accidents… Silly Putty  Post-It Notes Play Doh and now this super-adsorbent material Very cool stuff!  

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Tech Tuesday – the internet news circa 1981!

And we complain about slow page loads!

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It’s Caturday! – Frankie, because…

He’s the cat!

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The Friday Five – Things always change…

This has been a quiet summer. One of my long-time neighbors moved ( ) (with plans to put their house up for sale soon), the grad student in the house across the alley got a job & moved, and the … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Abyss – or Why You Mustn’t Stop Writing!

Temporary Writer’s Block aside (what I consider temporary is when you aren’t sure where a story is going, grasping around for the next scene, wondering if this story is good enough, stumped on editorial fixes, etc.) – a writer cannot … Continue reading

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