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Excerpt from the WIP Sequel to You Belong To Me

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Jan,2015
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Still posting excerpts, so I’ve chosen to post a sneak peek at my current WIP, the sequel to You Belong To Me. Nathan Taylor has just return from several years in Africa as a member of a traveling physicians group and has just concluded an interview with Elizabeth, who is now the Director of a Women’s Health Clinic that she founded after her stint in rehab (see this backstory in You Belong To Me.)  Dr. Nathan Taylor ducked into the men’s room off the lobby of the Women’s Center. As soon as the door closed behind him he slumped against the wall and waited for the dizziness to pass. When…

Tools of the Trade

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Nov,2014
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For years, I’ve written everything using MS Word. And I’ve mastered it, mostly. Sure there are some obscure features that I can never find that once time each year that I need them. And there are certainly more hidden, funky, options than I will ever use. But most of the time I write happily along with the basics. When I decided to self-publish my first novel, I did some research and realized that Word was not very good for formatting output for the Kindle and other ebook devices or sites. And, of course, they all have a different format. Grrr. So off I went in search of a tool that…

Excerpt from the Untitled Archeological WIP

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Sep,2014
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In my last post I mentioned that I had found a novel that was mostly complete that I had written a few years ago. I’m working on it – editing, rewriting a bit, tightening up the story. Here is a sneak peek at my untitled archeological wip. Alexis sat by the fire listening to Elliott explain his work in Egypt to a group of the students. They had been pestering him with questions since they’d finished dinner. Elliott had been patient with them, giving them background about Tell El-Amarna where he had spent the last few years. He told of the history and the legends of the people who had…

How Many (Summer) Ways Can I Procrastinate? #amnotwriting

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Aug,2014
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    Yes, I’m doing it (but at least I recognize it). I’m procrastinating. With my writing. It’s August and it feels like September. So I’m feeling the end of summer approach and wanting to grab every minute of it I can. I’m not writing because I’m: sitting outside reading a good book tending the garden sipping wine on the back porch taking a walk making S’Mores around a fire in the backyard star gazing going to the lake diving off the back of the boat What summer activities are you imbibing in that keep you from writing?    

Music Monday – Songs of Summertime #Music

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Jul,2014
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The lazy days of summer are here and having an impact on my productivity. Gardening, hanging out at the lake, reading my latest Kindle purchase on my back porch; these activities are calling my name. I may even take every Friday off for the rest of the summer. There’s a feeling of freedom that come with summer, too, and probably harkens back to the carefree days of summer breaks from school. And music was the background of our lives – still is. So here are some summertime songs that you may or may not remember (depending on your age!) Summer Love – Justin Timberlake 2007 Summer of ’69 – Bryan…

Sneak Peek – The Dream Maker

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May,2014
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My posts have been few and far between as I’ve been writing and editing up a storm on my new WIP, tentatively titled, The Dream Maker. Here’s a sneak peek: Alexis rolled her shoulders trying to relieve the ache that ran from her neck to the center of her back. They’d searched through two of the three books found in the first urn and hadn’t found a thing that made sense to either of them. Nothing that helped them understand why they were there or what they should do. “Okay, let’s go through this last one and if we don’t find anything, we’ll have to get out of here and…