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A Brief Moment in Vietnam

A Brief Moment in Vietnam

This is a scene in either Hue or Hoi An in Vietnam. It’s a shame that my memory of those two cities in the middle of the country run together. But, these two men sitting, chatting, smoking and staying out of the hot sun were a typical happening during the mid day. I’m not...

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My Writer’s Retreat

A friend had to go away unexpectedly and she asked if I’d like to use her old farmhouse as a writer’s retreat for several days in her absence. Hey, sounded good to me. I only had to feed her two cats and let Merlin, the dog out to do his thing a couple times...

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Isn’t Life Great!!!

Isn’t Life Great!!!

This has nothing to do with guinea pigs and everything to do with love.

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A Guinea Pig Story

This is a bit of a gruesome story about my daughter when she was a little girl and one of her pet guinea pigs. She’d had several at this point, but this one turned out to be really quite feisty and tried to nip anyone who stuck their hand in the cage. Well, one...

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SEEKING SOLUTIONS

SEEKING SOLUTIONS

It’s been a while since my last posting. I guess I should level with you, I’m writing a novel and the blog though I thought would help me get to a deeper aspect of my writing and give me something to keep my fingers moving on the keyboard while relaxing my mind, has only...

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Poe’s Deadly Daughters’ Blog

Sandy Parshall, Lonnie Cruse, Sharon Wildwind, Julia Buckley and Elizabeth Zelvin are blogging for mystery lovers as Poe’s Deadly Daughters at www.poesdeadlydaughters.blogspot.com. They’d love visitors to comment and will be looking for guest bloggers, so they have invited interested parties to come by and say hello.

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Attention Novella Authors

The folks who give out the Nero awards have announced the new Black Orchid Novella Award which is to be given annually in partnership with Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (AHMM). The prize is $1,000 and publication in AHMM — and an award presentation at the Wolfe Pack’s annual Winter Banquet held in New York...

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A Sunset in Alaska Two Weeks Before Christmas

A Sunset in Alaska Two Weeks Before Christmas

Today I wasn’t sure what to write in the blog. I’m still in the throws of clearing clutter and yesterday I picked up a couple boxes from the post office that my sister had sent. They contained a few cookbooks and other odds and ends from our mother who passed away a couple weeks...

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CLEARING CLUTTER

CLEARING CLUTTER

Today I am in the process of clearing my clutter. I know this morning I had the best of intentions about getting down to my writing, but then, well, what can I say, the spirit had left me by the time I got back home from the post office. So, I took a look...

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The Beginning of a Writers Lament

I’m up early and I hope that is a good sign. There’s a lot on my mind and old projects buzzing around my head wondering if I’m ever going to get to them. There seems to be a particular level of energy that I have to exert to get to some of these projects...

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