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The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness – Final book in All Souls Trilogy (Audiobook Review)

Happy Easter! I know it may seem strange to write this review of the third book of the All Souls Trilogy today, but it occurred to me, it’s not so out of place as I at first thought. This trilogy has been about preconceived notions, misconceptions, love, duty to family, acceptance, tolerance, and faith. When…… Continue reading The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness – Final book in All Souls Trilogy (Audiobook Review)

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose

I’m Gonna Live to Be 102

When I was in my late twenties, I attempted to get a life insurance policy. They said I was too much of a risk. This is my answer to that agent and anyone who wonders just how long this life may go on. I’m gonna live to be 102 How do I know? How do…… Continue reading I’m Gonna Live to Be 102

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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 been riding in a motorcoach, walked miles all over Rome, and at the base of the Spanish Steps, I stopped. I was exhausted and needed…… Continue reading I Made a Promise to Myself

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose

Living The Promise in the Dash

Last week, in the mail, I received a box. It was a birthday gift from my Dad and what I found inside was priceless. The first on-board to help me tell this story, he rounded up one of my old photo albums, and though they were tucked behind cellophane sheets, I could still feel the…… Continue reading Living The Promise in the Dash

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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 wanted a bunny cake. But, this time we were going to make it together and when wine, baking, and bunnies combine well…let’s just say it…… Continue reading It Was the Birthday Cake Which Did Her In

book reviews · Freelance Writing

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 behind the scenes and outside of these posts are weekly blog posts for a recruitment firm, ad-hoc grantwriting, ghostwriting, and book reviews. Plus, of course,…… Continue reading Best of March Recap

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Traveling the Fairy Path by Morgan Daimler (Book Review)

In the cupboard-sized alcove of an independent bookstore in Vermont, the red spine of this book caught my eye. Then, I saw the title, and almost of its own accord, the book was open in my hand, my eyes scanning the pages. Though I’ve not quite finished with this book, I thought what a perfect…… Continue reading Traveling the Fairy Path by Morgan Daimler (Book Review)

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Happy Pi (3.14…) Day! Practice Makes (Almost) Perfect When Honing Your Craft

Let’s put all our cards on the table. Numbers, are not my bag, baby! One year, when visiting the cardiologist, we did an experiment. With the stethoscope over my heart, he simply said “math” and my heart rate increased. Now, that’s saying something considering the reason I have a pacemaker is that my heartbeat is…… Continue reading Happy Pi (3.14…) Day! Practice Makes (Almost) Perfect When Honing Your Craft

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Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford (Book Review)

Before we hung up our book reviews for 2018, I offered a taste of some of the books I had in my “soon to be finished” pile, but like all things around the holidays…life happened. Then, the new year, and working to get everything launched and organized with our updated blog and new website. Until…… Continue reading Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford (Book Review)

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The Invention of Everything: Insights on Life, Food, and One Good Thermos by Everett De Morier (Book Review)

Since about the time Everett De Morier decided to become a writer, I was reading Robert Fulghum’s Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. I read all the accompanying books, but as I got older, I wondered what the next incarnation of old school advice revisited might look like. Enter: The Invention of…… Continue reading The Invention of Everything: Insights on Life, Food, and One Good Thermos by Everett De Morier (Book Review)