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Myth of the Sniper’s Bullet

Nov 10, 2018
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice, I’m posting this story that I wrote after visiting my great-grandfather’s grave at the Somme in…

Why I Broke Up With NaNoWriMo

Oct 30, 2018
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I love NaNoWriMo, which is why this year I’m not doing it. Let me explain. First off, if you’re a writer and you’ve never heard…

Chasing the Middle Ages

Jan 2, 2018
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Following is a piece that will be included in “Pastel and Pen,” a collection of my writing paired with selected pastel drawings by Gregg Simpson.…

Take My Picture – Please

Dec 2, 2014
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I don’t particularly mind having my picture taken. I can mug for the camera as well as the next person. What I don’t usually like…

Ask for Help—And Don’t Be Surprised When You Get More Than you Bargained For

May 18, 2014
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I don’t know why asking for help has been such a personal challenge for me. Perhaps some pioneer gene buried deep inside my psyche cautions…

Meet the Main Character of my Next Novel – Isabette Grüber

Apr 13, 2014
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This post is part of a game begun by Debra Brown and passed to me by Deborah Swift who graciously provided a “blurb” for the…

Non-US Self-Publisher? Tax Issues Don't Need to be Taxing

Feb 11, 2014
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This is a very useful blog about tax implications for authors who are publishing on Amazon Kindle but who are not US citizens and don’t…

A Nose for Death by Glynis Whiting

Jan 6, 2014
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I was fortunate to attend a reading of “A Nose for Death” given by its author Glynis Whiting. This is Whiting’s first novel, although she…

A Walk with Dad

May 22, 2011
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“We sure like it here.” “It’s very beautiful, Dad. You’re really lucky.” Dad and I step onto the seawall just outside my parent’s apartment block…