Monthly Archives: June 2011


This piece was written for a short story contest with the following constraints: max 715 words, genre – Suspense, theme - Family Reunion,  focus – a red scarf. It won first place. Cousin Katy was different from the rest of our … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: The 10 Commandments for Authors (re: Legitimate Publishers)

Today’s entry is a guest blog by Hank Shrier of GBN publishing, who graciously agreed to allow me to use it for my first guest blog. It was originally posted in the LinkedIn group: Independently Published Author’s Marketing Association. 1. … Continue reading

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Sidewalks to Nowhere

I first saw them in Kentucky. Near where I grew up is Land Between the Lakes, a wilderness park created by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). It is land that falls between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkely–lakes created by TVA … Continue reading

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PTSD Survivors Speak: We Have To Wake Up!

This post was originally a guest blog I wrote for   “Heal My PTSD” is a support group for survivors with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). All PTSD is not the same. As survivors, we have different traumas and different experiences before and after … Continue reading

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The Strawberry-Butter Pecan Incident (Non-fiction!)

My husband James could be a real jerk at times. That day in the supermarket was one of those times. We were in the frozen food section, with all four of his children. Knowing that we were out of ice cream … Continue reading

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