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...Therefore, the Impossible Must Be Possible...
“The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.” 
--- Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express I haven't blogged in a while and I'm mortified. Me, Talky McTalkerson, and I haven't blogged si...

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A Christmas Tail...
“I’m so glad
you agreed to come!” Sincere gratitude warmed Nancy’s huge brown eyes. “I know this isn’t
the most desirable place for an interview.” She glanced around the snow-covered
surroundings, then lent me an apologetic smile. “But it’s the only place I...

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Buy Me Or Not, But This is Who I Am...
You have to follow your own voice. You have to be yourself
when you write. In effect, you have to announce, 'This is me, this is what I
stand for, this is what you get when you read me. I'm doing the best I can -
buy me or not - but this is who I am as a wr...

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TABOO...
Taboo: A social or religious custom prohibiting or
forbidding discussion of a particular practice or forbidding association with a
particular person, place, or thing. The issue has shown its ugly ol' face again--the tired argument that women can't or should...

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GO AWAY, KID, YOU BOTHER ME...
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but
you can decide not to be reduced by them.” --- Maya Angelou, "Letter to My Daughter" It's awfully easy to wallow in self-pity and it's even easier to cry out loud---Facebook, anywhere one could tal...

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PAST FORWARD...
A little while, a moment of rest upon the wind, and another
woman shall bear me. --- Khalil Gibran It could be anyone. A movie star, past or present. A guy standing in a crowd on a street in a photo in an article. The pizza delivery guy. Your hairdresser. A...

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Every Story Has Already Been Told...
Every story has already been told. Once you've
read Anna Karenina, Bleak House, The Sound and the Fury, To Kill a Mockingbird
and A Wrinkle in Time, you understand that there is really no reason to ever
write another novel. Except that each writer brings to...

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With a Bucket of Salt...with Reviews, That Is...
The important thing to me is that I'm not driven by people's
praise and I'm not slowed down by people's criticism. I'm just trying to work
at the highest level I can. --   Russell
Crowe Upon their first new release, a friend and fellow author flew high on t...

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Company at Vastine's...Welcome, R. J. Scott!
Hey, sugars! One of the things I love is meeting new folks. Meeting new authors and discovering their books. There's something so magical with that, kind of like the days of kidhood when we opened a box of Cracker Jack and reached in to find the prize. Some...

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Company at Vastine's...Welcome, Jayden Brooks!
Welcome to the weekend, darlings! Today another dear friend is visiting my place. She's a new author and I've had the pleasure of knowing her during the process of getting her very first book. That lovely fun of seeing a friend's first release. And, oh, sug...
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