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DianeRenee Ransdell
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Teacher by day, musician by evening, writer by night.
Teacher by day, musician by evening, writer by night.

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Goodreads Giveaway! Win a copy of SECRETS OF A MARIACHI VIOLINIST. In this non-fiction work, the author of a murder mystery series featuring mariachi violinist Andy Veracruz explains how she, an Italian-American from Springfield, Illinois, wound up playing in a mariachi band in Tucson, Arizona---and lived to laugh about it.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/219847-secrets-of-a-mariachi-violinist


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Goodreads Giveaway! Win a copy of SECRETS OF A MARIACHI VIOLINIST. In this non-fiction work, the author of a murder mystery series featuring mariachi violinist Andy Veracruz explains how she, an Italian-American from Springfield, Illinois, wound up playing in a mariachi band in Tucson, Arizona---and lived to laugh about it.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/219847-secrets-of-a-mariachi-violinist


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Goodreads Giveaway! Win a copy of SECRETS OF A MARIACHI VIOLINIST. In this non-fiction work, the author of a murder mystery series featuring mariachi violinist Andy Veracruz explains how she, an Italian-American from Springfield, Illinois, wound up playing in a mariachi band in Tucson, Arizona---and lived to laugh about it.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/219847-secrets-of-a-mariachi-violinist


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The good old days...
When Murder is Not a Crime

Writing mysteries about a period when murder was not a crime as we think of it. No police force. No charges. No jail.

The dual challenge of the hero.

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Fiction writers--ever stuck with the task of moving from fiction to non-fiction? I “celebrate” some of the difficulties in my guest post this week. What are some of your own experiences? To me it seems like the same kind of extreme difference between speaking two different languages, learning by ear instead of reading music, etc.
http://www.jamesrcallan.com/blog/2017/01/20/the-hard-work-of-telling-the-truth/


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Halfway through Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, my friend asked if anything were going to happen. It was a valid question. Paterson isn’t for everyone. It’s a quiet movie, a writer’s movie. But to anyone who has ever grabbed a pen to write down Important Ideas, the movie is a celebration of the imagination—and the beautiful world that surrounds us. I relished every frame. Oh--and yes, it's about poetry!

http://www.dr-ransdell.com/travel-muse-blog/riding-through-paterson


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Halfway through Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, my friend asked if anything were going to happen. It was a valid question. Paterson isn’t for everyone. It’s a quiet movie, a writer’s movie. But to anyone who has ever grabbed a pen to write down Important Ideas, the movie is a celebration of the imagination—and the beautiful world that surrounds us. I relished every frame.

http://www.dr-ransdell.com/travel-muse-blog/riding-through-paterson


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Halfway through Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, my friend asked if anything were going to happen. It was a valid question. Paterson isn’t for everyone. It’s a quiet movie, a writer’s movie. But to anyone who has ever grabbed a pen to write down Important Ideas, the movie is a celebration of the imagination—and the beautiful world that surrounds us. I relished every frame.

http://www.dr-ransdell.com/travel-muse-blog/riding-through-paterson


Love folk music? I had an unusual journey learning to play the violin as a child, moving to Mexico, moving back to the States..... playing in a mariachi for the last 20 some years. Finally a friend inspired me to "write all that stuff down," and finally I did. So if you love mariachi music, read on.

The Kindle version of SECRETS OF A MARIACHI VIOLINIST is on sale today for $1.99. In the book I detail the challenges of learning play mariachi music with a bunch of rowdy guys. Not easy for a former Illinoisan who grew up playing Mozart and Beethoven!

http://mybook.to/mariachiviolinist


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Love folk music? The Kindle version of SECRETS OF A MARIACHI VIOLINIST is on sale today for $1.99. In the book I detail the challenges of learning play mariachi music with a bunch of rowdy guys. Not easy for a former Illinoisan who grew up playing Mozart and Beethoven!

http://mybook.to/mariachiviolinist

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