F is for Family

Day 6, or letter F of the A to Z Challenge, and a brief post (because I’m caught up in WIP madness) to recognize something near and dear to my heart, my family.   You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family. ~Anita BakerDeborah

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E = Electronics!

Not only is today A to Z Challenge’s day 5, or the blog theme Letter E, but it’s Celebrate the Small Things Friday! And I could not be more grateful for today’s E word: ELECTRONICS! Yes. Thomas Alva Edison’s genius invention has morphed from the awe-inspiring light bulb, to the brilliantly conceived smart phone, and …

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D = Debutantes and Daughters

Day 4 of the A to Z Challenge… The heroine of my novel, Everything That Matters, eagerly anticipates her debut. Daughter of a British earl, it is her birthright, a rite of passage she not only welcomes, but believes is crucial to her success. Unfortunately—or fortunately depending on whether you believe, as I do, that today’s tragedy …

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 Day 3 of A to ZChallenge, which means the letter C, and one of my favorite topics: Cowboys.  I have a soft spot for everything cowboy. Could have something to do with the fact I grew up country. Or the mystique that surrounds the lean, hard men that seem impervious to dust and cold, happy …

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Bollocks and Beginnings

Day 2 of the A to Z Challenge, otherwise known as the letter B. The first thing that popped into my head when I pondered what to write that would reflect today’s B-theme was “bollocks”. I love this word. It shows up often in some of my favorite romance novels, especially regency-era. Though it means …

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A is for Armadillo

April 1. Kick off day for the A to Z Challenge April 2013wherein I, and a couple others—okay, over a thousand—bloggers challenge ourselves to blog every day in April except Sundays. That’s twenty-six blogging days, equal to twenty-six letters in the alphabet; hence the title, A to Z. So, in honor of the letter A, …

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Anticipating Trouble

I was stumped for a post subject. That happens. Every now and then I sit down and my mind goes blank. Actually, that happens a lot more than I care to admit. Usually I fudge it and say, “Yes, I opened the fridge just to ensure the light came on. You can’t tell if it’s …

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That’s my entry number. Entry number for what? Why the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge of course. What is the Blogging to from A to Z April Challenge? It is what its name implies–a challenge to blog on topics from A to Z through the month of April. Read about it, and if inclined, sign …

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Via the lovely Lara Lacombe I learned of a fun opportunity to join a Blog Blitz! hosted by Mystery writer DL Hammons. And though I usually shy away from these things, I decided to push through my insecurity and sign up. And why not? At any moment I could be invited to join a flash mob of readers and …

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One Foot Forward, and

two steps back. Or so it seems. We are still in limbo. And I’m earning frequent surfer miles as I peruse Craigslist and other free ad sites for rentals in our preferred area. No. Our house has not sold yet–wanna buy it? Yes. We’re thinking of moving anyway. I know. Ballsy. Or crazy. Time will tell. We …

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