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Mother’s Day Graduation

I spent my Mother’s Day up to my neck in tissues.  The antihistamines I had taken did little to ease the discomfort of allergies, and so, as I sat propped on my couch, I had an awful lot of time … Continue reading

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The Daily Habit

I owe much of my writing career to Saturday mornings that began with frosted flakes cereal and cartoons. My father was a stickler for Saturday morning chores. Chores done promptly after breakfast and thoroughly each and every week. Friends would … Continue reading

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Letters from Home

I’ve sat on many panels at book festivals and conferences discusing the role of research in my writing.  Enough to know that I appear to know something about the topic.  I write picture book biographies and historical fiction primarily, yet research is … Continue reading

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The Edges of the Day

I’ve been waiting.  Waiting for kids to grow, for the perfect office space, for the Big Idea, for the kids to leave for college, for a husband to share equitably in the household duties, and for the most part, I’m … Continue reading

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Undeclared Major

Like the Donny and Marie song, A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock and Roll, my son is a little bit science nerd, a little bit hip hop.  A little bit engineer, a little bit artist.   So it came … Continue reading

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The Loneliest Woman in the World

“The loneliest woman in the world is the woman without a close woman friend”  my favorite author Toni Morrison once wrote.   I only discovered this quote in recent years, but I wonder if it something I’ve  always known intuitively.  There were periods … Continue reading

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A Child is Born

I know some writers like to say that having a book release is like giving birth.  Well, as a writer, I am here to tell you, that is a complete fabrication.   Sure, a book release is exciting, the culmination of … Continue reading

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