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Speak Those Goals

It was the end of a brutal year. I found myself facing a divorce, single-parenthood, a draining job and pretty much the loss of everything I thought life had set out before me. But for the wise advice from a … Continue reading

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The First Thousand Words…Are on the Page

The first thousand words have given birth to…no… The first thousand words have been launched into…eh… The first thousand words have…maybe…taken flight…total bleh… The first thousand words…are on the page. There we go. That will suffice. There are few experiences … Continue reading

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A Plug of One’s Own

While slurping my morning coffee, to my utter astonishment, I opened an email from Amazon asking me to give 1-5 stars for a list of books which somehow included both of my own. They’re kidding, right? Taking the bait, I … Continue reading

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Sue Grafton: H is for Hubris

The indie-published crowd is in a deservedly righteous dither after Sue Grafton and John Green tossed the lot of us into the “isolated” and “lazy” slush heap of artists. This author will not even validate their positions with a rebuttal. … Continue reading

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Always Infinity: Does That Mean It Will Suck Forever?

As my teaching year swirls to a close, a long-forgotten voice reminds me that I have in fact recently published my second novel, The Offshore Triumphs of Karla Jean, a fun, adventuresome companion book joining The Edge of the Grace … Continue reading

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Since Oprah Hasn’t Called…

In the immortal words from Monty Python “And now for something completely different.” Tomorrow I will accept the keys to my new classroom as I begin the biggest professional challenge I’ve yet undertaken. I will be the Reading Intervention Teacher … Continue reading

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