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Rebecca Douglass
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Writer, hiker, desperately fighting off middle age with a bike and a swimming pool.
Writer, hiker, desperately fighting off middle age with a bike and a swimming pool.

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Friday Flash: Long Way Home
Last week, Chuck Wendig solicited three-word titles from his readers (and I snitched one to use for my story). This week, he gave us his top ten titles to choose from. I used 996 words to write my version of "Long Way Home." Visit the comments on Chuck's bl...

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Mystery Review: Death in Advertising
    It's another tour and review from Great Escapes--and this time, I have a guest post from author Laura Bradford as well! Death in Advertising (A Tobi Tobias Mystery) 1st in Series Cozy Mystery Author: Laura Bradford Publisher: Lyrical Underground (Februa...

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Middle Grade Audio Revew: Out of My Mind, by Sharon Draper
Title: Out of My Mind Author: Sharon M. Draper; read by Sisi Aisha Johnson Publisher: Atheneum 2010, 295 pages. Audio book by Simon and Schuster 2016 Source: Library digital resources Publisher's Blurb: Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or tal...

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Great assessment of the pull of children's books!

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Friday Flash: The Last Buffalo
My usual source of writing prompts is up to something, and this week he only asked us to provide an exactly three word title. I did that, and then picked one to use for my own. This one is courtesy of Samuel Huddleston. It's 904 words, and seems to have bee...

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Non-Fiction Audio: Astoria, by Peter Stark
  Title: Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire, A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival Author: Peter Stark; read by Michael Kramer Publisher: Harper Audio 2014; original by Ecco, 2014, 336 pages. Source: Library digital ser...

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If I keep looking up, I can't see Monday coming
Just in hopes that I'll miss the whole work-week thing, I thought I'd do a little sky-gazing today. Enjoy these rather random shots of pretty or interesting skies and clouds. This is the sky that gave me the idea. I shot this on my way to the gym on my bike...

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Flash Fiction Friday: Lost Hope
In keeping with his theme this month, last week Chuck gave us another rather pointed writing prompt last week: hope in the face of hopelessness. I wrote it, but didn't post last week because it was Flashback Friday time. To my delight, this week's challenge...

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IWSG: Editing Hell
  Purpose: To share and encourage.
Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing
foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer
assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all
kinds! Posting: T...

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Fi50 (Fiction in 50--words, that is)
After watching Jemima Pett do it for a year or two, I decided it's time for me to jump on the bandwagon with The Bookshelf Gargoyle's Fiction in 50 challenge . That's a complete story, in exactly 50 words, written to a prompt he provides for each month. Pos...
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