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Fiction From the Foothills: Interview with Leslie Lynch

Originally posted on Carolyn Astfalk:
Leslie Lynch writes “novels of suspense and healing.” She is the author of The Appalachian Foothills Series (Hijacked, Unholy Bonds, Opal’s Jubilee, and Christmas Hope.) Not only is she a writer, but she is a pilot and a…

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Christmas Hope, available now!

Christmas Hope, an Appalachian Foothills novella, is available now at Amazon. It’s a steal at 99¢ for your Kindle (or to read on your smart phone/pad, etc., with the free Kindle app). What readers are saying:  This special holiday story … Continue reading

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Second Watch, by J.A. Jance

I picked up a copy of J.A. Jance’s book, Second Watch, the other day – and knew I was in for a good read. She’s dependable that way! But I had no idea how the story would impact me emotionally. … Continue reading

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Gratitude: an encore

Readers of this blog will know that a lifelong dream of mine is about to come true: My first novel will come out in the next few days. While this is exciting (extremely!!!) and a teensy bit scary, I also … Continue reading

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2013 Golden Heart® Finalists: Where Are They Now?

It’s been nearly a year since eight of us embarked on a wonderful journey: The Contemporary Single Title Finalists in the 2013 Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Contest. We’ve grown individually and professionally, and thought it would be fun … Continue reading

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Beauty and inspiration

This is an arbor near the entrance of our retreat house at St. Francis Retreat Center in Dewitt, Michigan. What a beautiful space – and beautiful spaces abound here, thanks to Margaret Rose Realy, master gardener and leader of a dedicated cadre … Continue reading

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An open letter to survivors of the Navy Yard shooting, especially those in the military

First, thank God you are here to read this. Do not discount this fact. You are alive – and yes, you now carry a burden to bear that seems unbearable. But you have this opportunity to continue breathing and doing … Continue reading

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Golden Heart Recap…

Here we all are – Romance Writers of America’s® 2013 Golden Heart® nominees in the Contemporary Single Title category! From the left: Nan Dixon, Jacqueline Floyd, Sheila Athens, Leslie Lynch, Jane O’Hanlon, Talia Quinn Daniels, Katie Graykowski, and Sonali Dev. … Continue reading

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1 more day! The countdown is nearly done…

Tomorrow the winners of the Golden Heart® and Rita® awards for excellence in romance fiction will be announced. This has been an amazing, exciting, fun, and exhausting journey – and I am honored to have been part of this year’s … Continue reading

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2 days until the Golden Heart/Rita awards!

What a wonderful (and full) pre-conference day yesterday! I met the rest of my Contemporary Single Title Golden Heart group – minus Katie Graykowski, who didn’t come to the conference. What a wonderful group of women! (We miss Katie; wish … Continue reading

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