A Promise Kept

If you missed yesterday's post, here's a quick recap. In 1984, I sat at the bottom of the Spanish Steps in Rome, and wept. Why? I was too exhausted to…

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I Made a Promise to Myself

It was the summer of 1984, not long after my eleventh birthday, and my first trip across the Atlantic would shape my world in ways I never thought possible. We'd…

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A Child of the World

I was eleven when my grandmother (seated directly behind me) presented a special Christmas gift to my family. She wanted to take everyone to Europe for a 3-week whirlwind tour.…

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It Was the Birthday Cake Which Did Her In

"Too many damn feathers!" my mother replied when I asked her why she stopped making character birthday cakes. This I had asked on my 43rd birthday when I decided I…

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Best of March Recap

Book 5 of a 5-book ghostwritten series is with the editor! So, I've got a little more breathing room as this month comes to a close. Bet you'd never guess…

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