Why I Still Write When Bad Things Happen

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I have to admit, this has been a tough week for this see-the-glass-half-full gal. I’m knee-deep in revisions on my upcoming release, as well as working on additional projects. It wasn’t the work. Writing is my balm. It was the news. The devastating news of yet another national tragedy. I couldn’t fathom how, once again, something of this magnitude had …

After the Contract

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Well, after a whirlwind January and now well into February, the excitement over my recent book (series) contract has eased into more of a lingering thrill. I’ve shared and celebrated, and now, I’ve settled into a new routine. Which, by the way, you’ve heard it before— The contract offer is only the beginning. After the contract is when the real …

So… What Next?

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For a writer, there’s nothing quite as thrilling as landing your first book deal. Toss in a three-book deal and the series of your heart and you’re convinced you’ve just been showered with fairy dust. From the moment your agent delivers the news that an editor loves your project and has made an offer, to signing your name on the dotted …

Baby, It’s Cold Outside…But I Have Great News!

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Brrr. Here in my little corner of the world, it’s cold! Though we’ve started a slow warming trend, for the past week or so, winter’s locked us in the deep freeze. I’m a born-and-raised Ozarks gal, but I’m not a fan of cold weather. Never have been, never will be. The good thing? It can’t last forever! And despite the …

Happy 2018 ~ A New Year’s Eve Greeting

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Greetings Friend ~ Happy New Year’s Eve! As 2017 draws to a close, I wanted to take a moment to share a few thoughts. Can you believe the new year is but a breath away? How is it even possible that 2018 arrives tomorrow? It’s so true the older we get, the years seem to fly by a little faster. …

Christmas Prep and December Update

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Oh, my goodness. Can it really be December? Can it really be time to deck the halls? My Thanksgiving tablecloths are barely dried and put away. Still, here in my little hub, I’m in full-blown Christmas prep. This, after three—yes, three—Thanksgiving celebrations in three different homes on three different days. During those three days, we celebrated with turkey and ham …

Just a Brief Update…

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Since recent weeks have been rather hectic, today’s blog post is coming to you on Saturday and not Friday. Thanks for joining me for a few minutes as we kick back, sip java, and chat. (And since it’s Saturday, don’t break out your dress duds. Your PJs and slippers are just fine!) You may remember I mentioned I’m working on …

Six Fall Pick-Me-Ups

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There’s a saying that if you don’t like the weather (in the Ozarks) one day, stick around. The next day will be totally different. For instance, yesterday, our little niche registered eighty-one degrees. Today, we’re expecting a high of forty-five. Forty-five? Ahh, well. That’s life in the Ozarks. As winds shift and the season grows cooler, the Ozark hills and hollows …

Coffee and Catch-Up… Let’s Chat!

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Hi friend ~ It’s great to be with you today! I’ve missed you. Pull up a chair as we catch up over coffee and treats. No calories. No worries. And no bad stuff—because that’s what the news is for, right? Now, for those who’ve asked—yes, I’m still here. Yes, I’m still blogging (though, as I mentioned a few months ago, …

September Update from My Niche in the Ozarks

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As September draws to a close, there’s a hint of fall in the Ozarks. Though the metamorphosis is subtle, change is on the horizon as leaves grow restless and weary with the shifting season. It’s the time of year when earth yawns and new colors emerge replacing summer greens and once-vibrant blossoms. Usually, there’s a nip to the air by …