Monthly Archives: May 2009

Anam Cara Works Its Magic

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Just a quick post to announce…wait for it…the completion of the first draft of my new novel! I had hoped to finish it while I was here, and indeed it has happened. Like I’ve said, there is something about this …

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Hailing the Bus of Bozos

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This is one of those looking back to look forward posts…About 3 or 4 years ago I decided I desperately, DESPERATELY, needed to meet some other writer/artist-types. I had a wonderful family, marvellous friends, but I didn’t know anyone who …

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Pain and Still Some Fury

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It is very strange, actually more than strange, how sometimes what you are writing about actually happens in “real life.” Life has been a bit eerie and frightening on this front for the past month or so. For some reason …

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Guest Star

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Yes, I know it’s a shock to see me here two days in a row, but I had to let you all know that I am the guest star over at Nik’s blog. There are questions answered, some silliness and …

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For Love of Libraries

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I awoke on this very rainy Sunday morning wondering what the day might have in store for me. I did what I always do each morning – I looked outside and made my first decision (since it was pouring I …

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An Award? Moi?

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I take it as a great compliment that the incredibly talented, Tania Hershman of The White Road and Other Stories, saw fit to give me “The Kreativ Blogger” award. Thanks, Tania! And so now I must list 7 things that …

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American Women Novelists and the "GAN"

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The headline over a surprisingly long article in Saturday’s Guardian read: The postwar literary landscape has been dominated by the male giants of American letters. So where are all the women? That was enough to get me going, which I …

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Noblesse Oblige

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A couple of days ago, Absolute Vanilla wrote a post about having received this “Noblesse Oblige” award. The blurb accompanying the blog says: The recipient of this award is recognized for the following: 1) The Blogger manifests exemplary attitude, respecting …

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Get with the Program

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It’s all felt a little, well, strange lately.  Maybe it’s the swine flu “pandemic.”  Maybe it’s the weather going from summer to winter and back again every few hours.  But I seem to find myself surrounded by lots of negative …

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