Neglecting the Blog
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  I have tried to blog at least once a month since I started on this virtual journey some months ago, but it is almost the end of October, and I’m just now putting up this month’s post. This time, … Read More

The Book Group
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I have a confession to make: I am a book group serial monogamist. I don’t play the field and join several at once – too confusing. 🙂  And sometimes I go a long time without a book group – so … Read More

Welcome Austenesque Extravaganza Participants!
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To all readers visiting from Meredith Esparza’s month-long Austenesque block party: Welcome to my author’s blog and to Meryton Press! Enjoy your stay, browse around the site and the other author blogs – make yourself at home 🙂  If you’ve … Read More

Random Book Review: The Glass Castle
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“…from now on we’re alternating Cindy Crawford’s ‘Aerobicise’ and ‘Buns of Steel,’ and reading one non-school book a week…” – Cher pontificating to Tai in the movie Clueless I’ve been wandering around some other blogs lately, and I’m in awe … Read More

Great Works?
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Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance – Samuel Johnson in ‘Rasselas’ This is one of my favorite quotes.  I put it at my desk, added it to my online signature, even stitched it on a bookmark once … Read More

Small town girl goes to the Big Apple
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I’ve always thought of writing as an adventure – an internal journey on which I could use my imagination to go anywhere, do anything.  During the days when I was ‘stuck’ at the schoolroom in my little rural town, or … Read More

Planting Seeds
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Maybe it’s the time of year.  Maybe it’s the sad state of my yard.  Maybe it’s the sight of tulips blooming and redbuds flowering.  Maybe it’s the amazing gardens I toured on my mini-vacation this past week. It’s springtime, and … Read More

Amazing the whole room…
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“We are each of an unsocial, taciturn disposition, unwilling to speak, unless we expect to say something that will amaze the whole room, and be handed down to posterity with all the eclat of a proverb.” – Pride & Prejudice, … Read More

Books
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I was thinking this morning about how much I love books, reading them, writing them, teaching them – and I’m not what I would call a ‘well-read’ individual.  There’s so much in the world to read, one could read 24/7/365 … Read More

TGIO
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Thank Goodness It’s Over! Well, the NaNoWriMo is over, and I managed to cross the 50k finish line. Now, the real work begins – research, editing, fleshing out the sparse areas.  For me, this is the fun part:  the actual … Read More

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