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A first for me–Poetry!

Here’s a run-down of my publishing creds: Non-fiction: 99 percent Fiction: 1 percent Poetry: 0 percent Until yesterday, that is. Yesterday, I had my first poem published in the inaugural issue of Teach. Write.  This is a literary journal for … Continue reading

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Travelogue, Book Nerd Style

With Thoughts on Heidelberg, Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum, and Anne Frank I imagine it takes a lot of patience for normal people to travel with a book nerd.  First, there’s the book nerd’s tendency to read too much and too long, perhaps … Continue reading

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Check Out MULTIFOCAL LENS–my students’ awesome blog

This fall I’ve been teaching a continuing education class on blogging at Blue Ridge Community College.  The experience reminds me of when I was the advisor for a creative arts journal at a girls’ boarding school–it’s so much fun to … Continue reading

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An Ode to Libraries, Part One

Dear readers, Here’s a shocker for you: new authors published by small, indie presses don’t go on big publicity tours.  We don’t have fancy ad campaigns.  And we certainly don’t make gobs of money. Which is not to say we … Continue reading

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Apalachee Review on The Button Collector . . . .

Two things caught my attention this morning. One was an interview with Stephen King in which he revealed his most hated expressions, things like “some people say” and “at the end of the day.” This made me cringe a bit … Continue reading

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Guest Post on Irish Author Laurence O’Bryan’s Blog

This morning of December 23 seems like a wonderful time to have a guest post on the blog of Irish author Laurence O’Bryan.  In it I try to explain how it took 18 years for my collection of stories based … Continue reading

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My Take on Inspiration…Plus, a Reading Tonight!

Today, I’m thrilled to have a guest post on Amy Willoughby-Burle’s website.  Amy is a respected short-story writer who now lives in Asheville and was kind enough to write a blurb for my book.   It was so wonderful, I … Continue reading

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