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Heaven My boat drifts toward Berrisford Harbor, as waves lap gently against the hull. I squint to make out the oceanview penthouse I once shared with Pops and imagine him staring out the window. Sixty years since I last visited … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Dr. Paul About Creative Characterization

Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Paul Reeves about one of my favorite topics–characterization. I shared some of the secrets I’ve learned from my characters and talked about the techniques I use to “coax” my characters to … Continue reading

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Audible Mirror

Have you ever caught your reflection in a mirror and thought, “Huh? Is that really what I look like?” I think we’ve all had that lovely experience. But what about an “audio mirror?” Have you ever caught the “reflection” of … Continue reading

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The End

My “professional” bio says I am currently working on the sequel to The Red Kimono, and that’s true–partly. But in the last year, I’ve been drawn to finish a book I started almost three years ago, called Mo’s Shadow. The … Continue reading

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The Literary Citizen Has Arrived!

I first met my friend, author Karen Nelson at Ozarks Writers League. She served as President of OWL following the end of my term in 2013. Karen is a multi-talented mom, author, photographer, editor, webmaster and entrepreneur, which brings me to … Continue reading

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