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Judging a Book By Its Cover, and Title!

I’ve recently become intrigued with the idea and practice of mindfulness. A couple of my friends and two of my favorite relatives recommended this to me. Of course, I realize that mindfulness practice is most likely included on the full … Continue reading

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Stuck in Query Limbo

I just finished sending off my first batch of query letters for my second mystery novel. Querying, along with losing my-fall-into winter extra pounds was among the things I targeted for January. (I don’t call them resolutions.) Any writer who … Continue reading

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The Joy of Reading

I’ve been thinking about the pleasure I get from reading. I read all the time. I can’t help myself. I should probably get out more. That said, I especially love reading fiction — not just for the refuge it offers … Continue reading

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Book Launch!

Yes! The time is near! Remember that post back in May when I described how it felt to actually see and hold in my own two hands the proof copy of my mystery novel? Well, that copy was proofed and … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation?

I embarked upon my own personal summer reading program a couple of weeks ago (see June 23rd post, What’s on my Nightstand), starting with the “international bestseller,” The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker. The New York … Continue reading

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Going Public

I’ve spent the last ten years or so quietly writing. First I wrote a mystery novel, then I got an agent, then the mystery novel didn’t sell. Then I felt insecure and didn’t write for a long while. Then I … Continue reading

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Literary Seattle

Seattle is often described as one of the most literary cities in the country.  And I believe that.  All I have to do is go to my favorite bookstore where like-minded book lovers like me hang out in large numbers … Continue reading

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