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The Birth of My Superhero Alter Ego

My story, Victorious Val, appeared in the international best-selling series, Chicken Soup for the Soul,  in August 2013.  In it, I explain how “Victorious Val” was born.   892 more words

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Announcing the winner of the literary trivia quiz!

A few weeks ago I posted a literary trivia quiz about famous writers. The prize was an autographed copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game… 335 more words


A Summer Short: On the Value of Blogging

There are times when I wonder why I keep posting on this blog. Some months I’m pleased with the readership, and I watch the statistics climb day after day. 303 more words


Will you join me on my writing blog tour?

I have been invited by writer Barbara Beckwith to participate in a writing process blog tour. I have enjoyed getting to know Barbara through her work with the… 400 more words


My Wonderful Vaidya

When I first visited Bangalore in 2003, I fell in love with the city. Everything about it was attractive – the weather, the energy, the pace of life, the face of the city. 674 more words

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In The Hands Of Angels

They said it was a bad idea. They told me it was unsafe since I’m a girl. They said I would get bored. They said all places would be incredibly crowded. 1,683 more words

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Budapest In Budapest

Budapest was not a city to me. Until I turned about 10 or 11 years old. It was my nickname, my sister’s being Bucharest. It was the early 90s and Hungary and Romania were in the news due to an ongoing conflict. 1,195 more words

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