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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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Home from San Antonio!

Last week, I attended Romance Writers of America’s® national conference in San Antonio, Texas. I’d never been there, and really enjoyed getting to know the Riverwalk area. Beautiful, inspiring, and great fun to explore! As you can tell by the … 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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My Writing Process blog relay!

Thank you, super-nice and extremely talented Sonali Dev, for inviting me to participate in the My Writing Process blog tour! I really enjoyed reading about Sonali’s simple chaos process, probably because I can relate so well! I will address why … 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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Home…

Here’s a great picture of the gathering of Catholic Writers’ Guild Your Word is My Delight 2013 Writers’ Retreat. Front row: Michelle Jones, Jessie Yonkovit Middle row: Ann Lewis, Margaret  Rose Realy, Leticia Adams, Leslie Lynch Back row: Tim Neboyskey, … Continue reading

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Winding down…

How can one avoid inspiration with views like this? It has been a wonderful retreat. Time for prayer and sacraments, time for writing and fellowship. New friends, new directions. We go our separate ways tomorrow. While I did not get … Continue reading

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Your Word is My Delight – halfway done already!

Do you see the heart-shaped blue sky formed by the trees above the Pieta statue? I hope so! I tried to get the right angle so I could share it. Our retreat is half over already. Hard to believe. From … 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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Your Word is My Delight, Catholic Writers’ Retreat, here I come!

On the road! More later. 🙂

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