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Thar she blows!

“…with a hump like a snowhill! ‘Tis Moby Dick! No wait, ’tis…could it be? Isadora!” Sorry, couldn’t resist. I’m as excited as Captain Ahab to report that The Charm School,

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Horse of a different color

I can’t watch the footage of the horse race. You know which one I mean. No wonder I prefer to stick with fiction. It’s so much more manageable than reality.

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Buy JUST BREATHE today.

There’s exactly one copy available. At Brenda’s fundraiser auction for diabetes. You have to do it now, though. It’s a one-day item. Bidding opens the 22nd and closes the 23rd.

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Reviewing the reviewers

“If there is one thing worse than being an ugly duckling in a house of swans, it’s having the swans pretend there’s no difference.” Teena Booth, Falling From Fire  A

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Doing good

“Charity sees the need, not the cause.” –German proverb It’s that time of year again. The tireless Brenda Novak–writer, friend, and mother to a boy living with diabetes–is holding her

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Unexpected and welcome news

The Charm School, first published in 1999, is a USA Today Bestseller again. It was the first of my books to appear on this list–I still have the printout from

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The human face of a hot button

When this movie ended, everyone in the audience just sat there for a few minutes, trying to pull ourselves back together. As we filed out, still blubbering, the theatre manager said

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A tale of 3 book covers

     The Charm School has gone through a few iterations in its lifetime. I thought you’d like to see the genesis of this book from the outside in. The concept for

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Gloves off!

This blog is supposed to be all about relaxation and my favorite pasttime, reading. Dog walking and home decorating. Delicious food. Photography and travel. You know, the fun stuff of

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Good news, bad news

The good: Online registration for the Field’s End Writers’ Conference has been extended until Monday, 4/21. Yay! The bad: The conference is nearly sold out, so if you don’t pony

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