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My new motto, grâce à Steve Martin

One of my “Sisters in Crime,”* a talented editor, posted this quote on Facebook today:

Be so good they can’t ignore you.

– Steve Martin… 374 more words


Friday music – to an author's ears

While checking email over my morning coffee today, I was thrilled to discover that a reader had just posted a 5 star review of my first novel, … 378 more words


List Post, février 2016

  • New video alert! Watch on Youtube, my Goodreads page, or Facebook! I made this images-video using Magisto (free) to show what led me to write…
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Julie AND Julia

This isn’t a “List Post,” but here’s a few new things, for 2016:


Postcards from Europe, #1

My daughter (I’ll call her Mademoiselle, but if you’ve read ALL THE ABOVE, you know her name), is a junior in college, and is spending this semester studying in the south of France. 224 more words


Got Antiques - and Books?

After I published my recent August “List Post,”  I was asked to appear with fellow authors Valerie Connors and Mike Buchanan at Queen of Hearts Antiques… 86 more words


Fear + Courage = Hope

When my child was fighting cancer, this is what I lived in, every day:

But my son is a brave young man, and he understood that courage doesn’t mean the absence of fear. 69 more words