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Five Reasons Why Readers Don’t Write Reviews and My Big ASK!

 July 14, 2021

I first wrote this five years ago. The post remains relevant! There are a number of reasons why readers don’t write reviews of books. Below are five. As I evaluate my progress over the past years in the world of independent publishing and mark off checklists (website –check, blog – check, email capture – check, […]

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Poetic Justice in the Psalms – Hoisted by their own Petard

 July 8, 2021

A common device in crime shows and dramas is to allow your opponent to fall by their own devices. It’s a form of poetic justice. Or to use a phrase from Shakespeare, they are hoisted by their own petard. But did you know that this concept was around thousands of years ago in the shape […]

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Crossing the Divide From Middle Age to Young Old

 July 1, 2021

This year I turned sixty-five. I can no longer kid myself that I am middle aged. I have crossed the divide from middle age to young old. From Middle Age to Young Old For years I’ve been moving the goal post. You see, getting old is not a goal I sought to achieve. It just […]

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Looking for Pennies from Heaven

 June 30, 2021

Are you looking for pennies from heaven? If so, you need look no further than the Psalms. In it are golden nuggets, words of wisdom, expressions of human emotion, beautiful poetry, all for the taking. All you have to do is open your Bible. Why Pennies? Maureen O’Brien, in her post, Pennies from Heaven, talks […]

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Religious Add-Ons

 June 21, 2021

What is it about us humans that we can’t leave well enough alone? If something is good, then we have to add on in the illusion it will make it better rather than enjoying what we have. If ice cream is good, then adding candy bars makes it better. Sometimes it does. I do enjoy […]

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The Tear Catcher – Psalm 56:9

 June 10, 2021

There have been many tears over the past year. What happens to those tears? Do they fall unnoticed into tissues and sleeves where they are tossed or washed away? Psalm 56 tells us that God catches all of our tears. “My wanderings you have counted; my tears are stored in your flask; are they not […]

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1000 Pages of Research – Part Two

 June 3, 2021

As a life-long learner, I love the research involved with writing a book, whether fiction or non-fiction. Some books require more research than others. That was the case with my latest book, Amazing. Or, as I wrote in my blog post about the research I did for An Irish Slip Step, 1000 Pages of Research […]

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Amazing! Available for Pre-Sale at Discounted Price!

 May 25, 2021

Amazing is available for pre-sale for $2.99. The price will go up when the novel is released on May 28, Memorial Day Weekend. Order your copy now before the price goes up! A great way to kick off the summer reading season! “When I read Amazing, I did not expect to have an emotional and […]

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A Cup of Coffee and the Psalms

 May 21, 2021

“My strength returns to me with my cup of coffee and the reading of the Psalms,” Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker community, said. A cup of coffee and the Psalms. Good things happen over a cup of coffee or tea:  in depth conversations with a friend or just shooting the breeze; early morning […]

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The Good Mother

 May 13, 2021

One more reflection on motherhood from my book Daily Meditations (with Scripture) for Busy Moms. Ah, the illusions about what a great mother we will be when we have children, as this mom realizes. She does it all. Time to replace the good mother with the good-enough mother. Share with the moms in your life. […]

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