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Free Reading Guide for Book Clubs

I recently put together a Reading Guide for a local Book Club whose members were reading my novel Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. Compiling a list of the questions that were floating around in my mind when I wrote the book, plus the ones that actually drove the manuscript, was a lot of fun. Even more … Continue reading Free Reading Guide for Book Clubs

A Sad State of 280 Characters

I had a harsh moment of self-awareness recently when I realized our world's sad state of addiction to Twitter-length "stories" of 280 characters had firmly entrenched its hooks in me. Since I was a little girl, I have loved to read. As an adult, with grown kids and more time on my hands, I read … Continue reading A Sad State of 280 Characters

Queenie Lives: A Short Story Success

Short stories are a new frontier for me. They require special skills that novel-length works don't necessarily, and I am still working on my "craft" in this area. So, drumroll please, I am thrilled to announce that I have placed a short story in the online literary journal Smoky Quartz. The publication of Two Kinds … Continue reading Queenie Lives: A Short Story Success

Happy Birthday to Shelby & Astrid

book with white cover cool art and birthday cupcake candle

Yes, I'm saying Happy Birthday to imaginary characters. If Keene, NH can hold a birthday party for Harry Potter, then I can do this. 🙂 I can't believe that as of Sunday, Sept. 26th, it will have been two years since the novel one reviewer called "an insightful and compelling tale showing the strength of … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Shelby & Astrid