Truly Madly Deeply conflicted over Alan Rickman’s death

Long before JK Rowling was scribbling the words that would become the juggernaut that is Harry Potter (or maybe while she was scribbling), and Severus Snape was immortalized on film by the pitch perfect Alan Rickman, I had fallen in love with him (and that great – yet underrated – British actress Juliet Stevenson) in Anthony …

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Retreating in order to advance

      Sometimes you just have to. Retreat, that is. In order to advance. So that’s what I did last week. Went on my first ever writing retreat. Four days. The Women’s Fiction Writers Association writing retreat to be specific. WFWA has been two years in the making and this was our first ever retreat to Albuquerque, …

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I’m walking for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Will you sponsor me?

PKD? What’s that you say? I’ve written about it here before, extensively. I encourage you to take a look at this posting, it will answer a lot of questions.  This year, I’ll be taking part in the annual PKD walk to fund treatment and find a cure for this genetic, hereditary disease. Walks will take …

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Finally meeting a fellow author… in person!

As you know, I’ve waxed lyrical, poetical and every other “al” you can think of about the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and I can’t wait for our retreat in New Mexico at the end of September. But one of the greatest things about our little (well now over 600 strong member) group – and we’re …

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Never Give Up (aka the rejection letter that made me cry tears of joy)

To blog or not to blog? That isn’t the question. Honestly, I haven’t blogged in so long because a) I didn’t feel I had anything inspiring to say and b) I made a decision to spend more time writing, and that’s what I’ve been doing. I’ve reworked and rehoned (I know not a real word but …

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