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Road Trip

 I got my driver’s license at the ripe old age of sixteen and it never occurred to me that driving would ever be anything but fun, whipping down the highway, windows down, the stereo blasting. And then I had kids. Four of them to be exact. And a short trip to the mall with all …

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Growing Up Country

I was country before country was cool. Raised on a hobby farm where my penchant for furred and feathered creatures was indulged, I spent school holidays at my aunt and uncle’s working cattle ranch. Some of my favorite memories are of warm rock buns fresh from the wood-stove oven, or balancing on a tower of hay bales stacked on a horse-drawn …

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Turbulence

Photo: Copyright, Deborah Anderson Life is turbulent.                                            From the first crushing instant of our birth when we’re squeezed squalling from the warm liquid cocoon of the womb into the glaring clamor of oneness, we are struggling to adapt. Mothers, fathers, grandparents, breast milk, and lovers and friends when we’re older—much older—offer guidance and support, but they do …

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Ask, And Ye Shall Be Answered

So, I’ve been tossing around the idea of whether I need a website. Well, maybe not need, so much as, would it be beneficial to have one? A fellow author, and friend, advised me, yes. She believes the fact she had a website–despite the lack of a book contract at the time–played a part in her securing a …

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Brave

            ~When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts…                  A mother has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. ~Sophia Loren I watched the Disney/Pixar movie Brave this evening. And cried.                  Much to my youngest’s chagrin. There was a time in the not too distant past Youngest would …

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A New Year, a New Debut Review: THE WATCH

THE WATCH, by Tyner Gillies3.75 Silver Wine Goblets                                         What do you get when you mix a hard-ass Canadian Mountie with a prescient witch and a basement-dwelling demon? Tyner Gillies’s gripping first novel, THE WATCH. Tyner Gillies’s debut strikes hard and fast, sucking the reader in from the first adrenaline-pumping page right through to the “can’t look” …

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Debut Review: IN A FIX

Debut Review: IN A FIX, by Linda Grimes                                 4 out of 5 Silver Wine Goblets Move over Janet Evanovich! Linda Grimes’s debut novel, In a Fix, nails it. The funny bone, that is. And the sexy bone (not that one). Laugh-out-loud funny, In a Fix is an Evanovich-esque romp featuring Ciel Halligan, an aura-adaptor (she …

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Be Well

Four days ’til Christmas, and I am not ready. Seriously. And I have absolutely no excuse. Christmas comes around the same time every year. December 25th. Without fail. And still, I am not ready. I am not alone. There are others like me. Scrambling, fretting, tense and frustrated, teeth ground to nubbins because there is so …

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Blog Bog

I thought it was just me, but a quick perusal of other blogs I used to frequent, and I discovered their authors are posting as infrequently as me. Rotator-cuff tendinitis kept me away from the computer for over a year. That is slowly improving, and with it, the amount of time I can put in, which …

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Ergonomics and Heat

Frustrated by continued pain when I write, I took some time today to scout around a variety of stores for a possible solution. I believe I found two. Well, actually, I bought three things, but I haven’t cracked the wine yet, so I can’t speak to its value. But the ergonomic keyboard and cape-style heating …

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