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Nardi Point Prologue

When Nardi Point was released in 2011, its Prologue was not included. I thought today I’d share that prologue. It was the prologue that visited me first when this novel revealed its story. The muddy River raced past its banks where the Native American maiden put finishing touches to the over-sized, clay jar. Meticulously she…

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Researching vintage and loving it!

My current work in progress, Loving Vintage, has renewed my quest for exploring vintage articles and made me more appreciative of period clothing. Heroine Annie Savone knows all about vintage clothing and selects only the finest for the shop she manages. She had a lot to teach me. My research is rich with vintage shops…

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Learning to love vintage

While vintage clothing may have been low on my priority list, the idea of period costumes, and period culture always intrigued me. Years ago I participated in a letter-writing exchange where those that loved letter-writing could select by subject, other letter-writers who also enjoyed the same interests. The Letter Exchange. The peculiar charm of letters…

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Holiday stories!

Around this time of year I see beautiful covers for new holiday-themed story releases and I have to admit, I admire those authors who plan such a story and execute it. For me, though, many years of finding time to grab a book and read it, meant I’d have about two-three books in progress and in…

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Writing about death

So, from Wednesday my family has been taking up the challenge to love and assist my dear 95 year old mother-in-law, who is still working, crocheting baby hats and blankets for volunteer groups, savvy, funny, alert and beloved, to pass over to join her deceased family. In our crazy world, there doesn’t seem to be…

Goodreads Free Book Giveaway starts Sunday, October 26

This is a great time to select good reads for the holidays … for those precious moments in the busy prep days ahead when you can grab your book or Kindle/Nook, hide away in a quiet place and read some pages for personal relaxation. To plan ahead for those erratic moments, Yellow Pansies in a Blue Cobalt Jar is a Goodreads Free Book Giveaway starting SUNDAY, October 26 through November 19, 2014. Ten paperback copies will be awarded! Enter and take a chance to win my latest release! Enjoy!

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Yellow Pansies in a Blue Cobalt Jar releases October 10, 2014

I’m excited to announce the release of my third novel, a Boomer Generation read, Yellow Pansies in a Blue Cobalt Jar! Bibliotherapist, silver-haired Rhose Guerin uses books, movies, plays, and poetry in her private practice. An advanced professional credentialing program removes her from friends and family in North Carolina to study in Westport, Connecticut where…

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What’s at the end of the Rainbow?

A “Pot of Creative Gold” at Dancing Moon, Luminous Literature for Enlightened Earthlings! Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 1:00 – 4:00pm I’ll join three other artists, craftsmen, and authors at DANCING MOON book store in Raleigh, 1840 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh NC 919.833.8081. If you’d like to meet and chat about my stories, my upcoming new…

Characters who heal

Today more than ever, thoughtful consideration of methods to increase well-being abound. This most likely reflects our growing awareness and appreciation for the mind-body connection … how a calm, positive and confident mindset can help ease discomfort and pain. My understanding of this is when freed from discomfort, the immune system has an enhanced ability to work toward returning the body to wellness. And this is, certainly, a low range understanding of the dynamic. I’m interested in different modalities available for both healing and end of life transitioning and so it follows that within my stories, my characters practice some…

New release October 10, 2014

I’m excited to reveal my third novel, Yellow Pansies in a Blue Cobalt Jar releases October 10, 2014! Bibliotherapist, silver-haired Rhose Guerin uses books, movies, plays, and poetry in her private practice. An advanced professional credentialing program removes her from friends and family in North Carolina to study in Westport, Connecticut where she reconsiders her fading marriage; a daughter in a relationship crisis; a parent challenged by health issues; and the reappearance of an old love. Long held family secrets and relationships are revealed that beg intervention as Rhose second-guesses decisions made in her past. Was the path she turned…