Category Archives: Author’s Comments

A Summer of War and its Aftermath

A Summer of War and its Aftermath:  Over the summer, I read through four very thick, Pulitzer Prize-winning books regarding World War II, the reasons for it, and the impacts from it.  There were a lot of causes for the … Continue reading

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A season of inspiration (Part 3)

A season of inspiration (Part 3): As affirming as all of the points of interest and inspiring places we visited this summer were the people we spent time with.  There was our immediate family, wonderful visits with relatives, and great … Continue reading

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A Season of Inspiration (Part 2)

A season of inspiration (Part 2):  Normally, I’m not much a beach person when it comes to just “hanging out” or “getting a tan” and so forth.  There is one respect, however, of a visit to the shore that I … Continue reading

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A Season of Inspiration (Part 1)

A Season of Inspiration (Part 1):  Growing up, the last gasp of a dying summer happened when I returned to school and was asked to describe “what you did over the break.”  As an adult, I still find myself doing … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: The most challenging 250 words of a novel are…

PUBLISHING DIARY: The most challenging 250 words of a novel are… Care to guess? Are these the first few sentences of a new story?  No.  The ending?  Not even close.  Believe it or not, it’s the summary that goes on the back … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Oops! I started writing a new book!

PUBLISHING DIARY:  Oops!  I started writing a new book!  Okay, probably not a common complaint for most people.  I get it, but yep, it’s happened!  I started, as stated in my last blog, using a new (to me) editor called … Continue reading

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Enjoying the journey – focusing on likes, not hate!

Enjoying the journey of focusing on likes, not hate!  It’s wonderful to go through and give props to all of those amazing talents that have been inspirations to me – and I still keep thinking up things!!!  I’ve also gotten … Continue reading

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Sharing what I like, not what I hate!

Sharing what I like, not what I hate!  As we get closer and closer to a certain November date, my social media is just filling up with oodles of badness, trying desperately to convince people to change decisions they are … Continue reading

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In … through … and beyond! Writing has started, again!

In … through … and beyond! – It’s probably one of the better quotes from a movie called “The Black Hole,” which while it has its flaws, is still a move I like.  The experience for me is strange, though, … Continue reading

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More questions from a reader of “The Fallen” answered!

Here are some more questions brought up by another reader of The Fallen. Question:  While he liked the story, overall, he felt it a bit too surrealistic that the creator religion would be so widely accepted by most Thurians without a … Continue reading

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