K is for Kindred Spirits

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Ok I admit it. I’m an Anne of Green Gables nerd. It is one of my favorite book series and I absolutely love […]

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J is for Juggling

Finding time to write while working full time, having an active child, a second job doing consulting work, time for my hubby, and all the other interests I have is a juggling act to say the least. I have found that unfortunately some of the day to day interests I have need to be kicked […]

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I is for Inspiration

I recently read an article about the top ten things publishers don’t want to hear in query letters. I was struck by the author pointing out that publishers don’t want to hear what inspired you to write the story. They must hear it a lot, so much so that it has lost credibility with them. […]

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H is for Horse

When we first moved to the PNW, Liz wanted to get back into riding. She had about two years off while we lived in Utah. After some research, I started her at a local ranch taking lessons once a week. Everything went well for the the first few months, then we flew back to California […]

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G is for Ghost

When I was about 12 or 13, I remember being fascinated with reading books on UFOs, Bigfoot, ghosts, ESP, the supernatural. I grew up in the town of Mt. Shasta. Some consider the mountain to be one of the spirtual wonders of the world. I grew up with people flooding into town to witness the […]

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F is for Family

I’ve been participating in an Instagram challenge this month called #bookparty18. Each day there is a different prompt to post that is book related. Today’s prompt was a book with an awesome mom character. I posted a picture of A Year on Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball. What I like about this book is the way […]

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E is for Erin

I’d like to take a moment and introduce you to one of my sisters of the heart. I met her when we were in 2nd grade (no counting how many years). I can only imagine now what that conversation was like back then. “I like horses do you like horses? I like to read, do […]

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D is for Daughter

When I hit the letter D today, I was stumped for awhile. So many people participating in the endeavor had a month to plan themes around the letters and here I was (already starting a few days behind) wondering what I was going to write about the letter D. I settled on writing a little […]

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C is for Challenge

The definition of a challenge is a call to take part in a contest or a competition. A call to take part in. A contest or competition. What the basic definition doesn’t point out is that a challenge can be internal or external. For the most part we writers face the internal challenge, letting our […]

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B is for Bear

I’ve decided to play a little word association with the letters as they come up for this blogging challenge. Possibly pick the first word that comes to my head when I say the letter out loud. As the title of this blog suggests, bear was the first thing I thought of when I said “B.”  […]

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