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Movin’ On

Hawleyville will always be the place I discovered my blogging (as opposed to journaling) voice, and where I learned to bring some discipline and structure to my writing and to begin promoting my works. But times and my perspective have … Continue reading

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Unsettling Anthology Update

I am still on a blogging moratorium as I work on editing my book, but I could not in good conscious not post an update about this here. Rather than go into the details, I’ll just say that it seems … Continue reading

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Springing

Happy first day of spring! I’ve been on vacation for the last week-and-a-half. I took a short beach trip to my aunt and uncle’s with my mom and a good friend. Other than that, I’ve been editing, reading, resting and generally … Continue reading

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Pet Names

“Whatcha want, Skeeter?” I called across the room the other night, using the voice I reserve for baby-talking to my cat. He’d been meowing at me while I tried to check my email. Sylvester stretched and looked at me like … Continue reading

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The Sims 3: A Great Escape

I am writer, hear me roar! I am a disciple of discipline who has no time for mindless distractions. At least that’s what I’d have people believe when I put my best foot forward in this blog. The truth is, … Continue reading

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Dumpster Diving

At work the other day, I saw a heartbreaking bit of bathroom-stall graffiti. I work on the college campus that spit me out with a bachelor’s degree almost 20 years ago. On the way back from a meeting, I cut through a … Continue reading

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An Anti-Valentine

I am a super-sentimental girl who has been known to cry during dog food commercials. I believe in butterfly kisses and true love. I am thankful for my partner each and every day of the year. But in spite of … Continue reading

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Step Away From The Book

I’ve spent January working on a big project for The Day Job, watching the playoffs, rejoicing that the third season of Shameless is underway, learning to cook a few new things, visiting the library, discovering “The Following” and “Continuum,” writing and reading blogs, … Continue reading

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Good-Bye Poe Toaster, Hello Superbowl and “The Following”

If the events of January 2013 didn’t bring back Baltimore’s mysterious Poe Toaster, I guess nothing will. First, The Baltimore Ravens made a historical run for the AFC Championship, and will face the San Francisco 49ers in the Superbowl next week. The … Continue reading

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Why I Chose to Seek a Literary Agent

“I have finished the first draft of my novel.” Almost a month has passed since I earned the right to say those words, and they still make me warm and fuzzy, even on an in-the-teens-out-there-cold kind of morning like this … Continue reading

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