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Skunk Summer, Love, and Poetry Although two of my romances, Unattainable and A Love Beyond, will bring you to the searing south Texas heat, the ‘skunk summer’ mentioned in the title evokes love of a totally different kind—love that fills our lives and lingers, regardless of the state of our romantic love journey. Or journeys. …

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  COMING MONDAY, JUNE 17TH–THIS WRITER’S   ROAD WITH MJ SCHILLER–AUTHOR OF TRAPPED UNDER ICE AND ABANDON ALL HOPE!   Tag, I’m it!  English historical romance author Amanda L. V. Shalaby, author of Audra (Crimson        Romance), among others, took part in a traveling interview and caught me up in the game.           …

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      How do writers get where they’re going?  And, how does the destination change as an author’s journey continues through time?  After thinking about my own road to my most recent publication, I thought I’d like to find out from other writers what road they traveled, and what obstacles and rewards propelled them onwards. Today …

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Shelly Myers fled Dallas soon after Troy, her husband of a scant few minutes, was gunned down by vicious drug dealer and assassin Eddie Victor.  She returned to Bobcat Ridge, her tiny Appalachian hometown as soon as her testimony put the callous killer on death row Two years later, Shelly’s father suffers a massive heart …

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            Fielding Grey, Viscount of Eldon, spends his life recovering fabled antiquities–and turning them over to anyone willing to pay for the priceless pieces of human history.  The son of an explorer, he uses his expertise to live well and to pursue vengeance against the shadowy men of Solomon’s, a secretive society he blames for …

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Abortion, immigration, social values and politics are not the focus of this post: intolerance and tolerance are the focus. This is a blog that’s been posted in my mind for at least a year, but I’ve always backed away.  And even though I decided to write if, finally, I may still dither over publishing it.  …

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            Author Kit Frazier posts an entertaining blog with a byline that captivated me from the first–An Accidental Cowgirl.     Horses (if not cows, so much) have been an important part of my life, so when I wound up stealing a horse from pre-K-3 kids, I immediately began searching for a way to stea–honor–her tag. …

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In one memorable passage from Stephen King’s Pet Sematary,    Louis Creed mentions a day in March and flying kites with his son Gage as the last good day he would ever have. Now, I haven’t read Pet Sematary since it came out, and shunned the movie altogether–but that passage came to mind when I wanted …

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I’m a first grade teacher.  Have been for almost 20 years now.  Every year, one of our biggest concerns are “bubble” kids.  Bubble kids don’t live in a bubble–they are those kids who are on a razor-edge fence.  Bubble kids either float up to promotion and success, or they float down to retention. We work …

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