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This month we celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.S. and I think it might be my favorite holiday of the year. I mean, I love Christmas! I’ve always thought of it as my fave. But food, family, giving thanks and NO presents to buy, wrap and return? If it’s not a tie, Thanksgiving is a very close second. I’m grateful for so much in my life throughout the year and thank God every day, but I don’t always get a chance to specifically say it aloud to the world. So in celebration of Thanksgiving, each Thursday in November here on the … Continue reading


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Lots going on right now and just enough time for a quick update on the good, the bad and the ugly in my corner of the world. The Good: GENESIS is with the proofreaders this week. Woot! Al.Most.There. Promise is back to 99c for Kindle and FREE for those in the UK. Purpose is nearly in the Top 100 of ALL Kindle Paid in the UK. That would make it a national bestseller. *dies* Thank you to all of the new readers across the pond!!! I can’t ever show how much I appreciate you giving my books a chance. Much, … Continue reading


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Promise began a hundred different ways. And I really don’t think I’m exaggerating. In some of the false starts, it opened with Alexis already at college. In some, she was at the bookstore with Sophia, helping her paint and clean. It always began with her starting college in Florida, far away from where she’d graduated high school, but the actual location of the opening scene changed many times. As did the place from where she came. In some drafts, she’d moved from Denver or Chicago. For a long time, she’d come from Minnesota. I’ve never been to Minnesota, but it … Continue reading


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I love to cook. I hate making dinner. At least, I hate trying to figure out what’s for dinner. I can stare at the contents of the fridge, freezer and pantry forever, only to get frustrated because nothing good comes to mind. Annoyed, I eventually pull out the ingredients and throw together something from the standard rotation. Nothing new or exciting but at least The Man and The Herd get fed. Fortunately, I have a long list of standard dishes in the rotation and they all love my cooking, so they don’t mind. But for me, cooking like this is … Continue reading


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Yesterday I received the news that my grandmother has passed. Though I knew it was coming – she’d been fighting for a long time – I’m still at a bit of a loss. She went peacefully, the pain and agitation she’d been suffering for weeks finally subdued, and all her wishes were met. I’m glad she’s no longer in pain, no longer has to fight, has passed on to a better place. But it still hurts those of us left behind. While we settle the arrangements and prepare to celebrate her life, some things must be put on hold. The … Continue reading


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