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Book Expo America

I can’t go this year. I am chained to the computer, working on the Book That Will Not End. Here is an entry I wrote about the book show last

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My favorite summer reading

So I promised the folks on my message board that when the registered members there reached 300, I would post something special, just for them. We hit the magic number on

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Empress of the North

I’m still trying to figure out what the message or metaphor is here. Empress of the North, a luxury cruise ship, passed by my house last year, looking like this:

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Doing your shopping for you

You knew there were several reasons you shouldn’t get your mom exotic cut flowers for Mother’s Day. (Or if you must, please buy locally, and get organically-grown flowers.) Here are a few

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Extreme Makeover

I’m nearly finished with a first draft of Snowfall at Willow Lake. The thing is a complete mess–but I love it. I love Sophie and Noah and their chemistry and

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Be my guest (really).

I made a donation to Brenda’s auction. The winning bidder gets a weekend stay in my guest house, where you’ll see I’m not exaggerating about “The View From Here.” I’ll

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Writing in the Garden of the Gods

‘Tis done. We talked, sang, laughed, cried, created, learned, ate and had an incredible day at the Field’s End conference. Thanks to all the amazing speakers and writers who participated. Special

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How good is your first page?

Page One is probably the most important page of your manuscript. It’s so important that we’ve given Page One its own room at the Field’s End Writers’ Conference this year.

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Judging a cover by its book

Oh, I deeply love getting an e-mail attachment from my editor when they’re working on cover art for my book. It’s really the first time you get to “see” your

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