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‘Tis the Season

Even though in my last post (November 26) I maligned how everything Christmas now starts before Halloween, it is about now (Advent) that I begin to ‘get into the spirit.’ I won’t put my Christmas tree up for another week or so, but I do enjoy the music and decorations. With that in mind, here is a Christmas poem I wrote several years ago that still puts a grin on my face: ‘Twas the night before Christmas, And the author said ‘damn’ I need to get this book Into my publisher’s hands Her children were nestled all snug in their …

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Season Fatigue

So the Christmas Season is now upon us. It used to be nothing Christmasy appeared in stores until the last bit of turkey had been consumed on Thanksgiving Day, but things have changed over the years. Walmart in our town had Christmas trees up before Halloween. Ads for Black Friday and Christmas gifts appeared on  the internet not long after. A Season that was once a few weeks is now a few months. Is that good or bad? Personally, I would prefer to go back to a shorter time period. I find by the time Christmas Day actually arrives I …

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Happy Thanksgiving

The fourth Thursday of November in the USA is Thanksgiving Day. Although celebrated for many years, the day became an official federal holiday when President Roosevelt signed the resolution on December 26, 1941. If memory serves (which is questionable these days), the first Thanksgiving was celebrated between the misnamed Indians and the Pilgrims. They shared food and enjoyed each other’s company. Or so the story goes. In my family, we like to go around the table at dinnertime on Thanksgiving and say what we are thankful for. Every year it’s the same. My family, my health, my career, etc. Each …

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A fun and hard work week

HI there, dear romance readers, Early Sunday morning I leave for Las Vegas for a writer’s conference. I’m excited to visit with all my writer friends who I haven’t seen in a couple of years because of the pandemic. Fingers crossed that my flight won’t be cancelled or delayed. If anyone lives in Las Vegas, please know that our conference is having a book signing event with hundreds of authors of all genres participating. We will be at Bally’s on Friday, November 12th from noon to 4 PM. Stop by and see us! A quick reminder that Prisoners of Love: …

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HI Romance Lovers

I recently returned home from a cruise to Mexico. We had a great time, but things are still not completely back to the way they were (will they ever be?) We had to present documentation that we were vaccinated and that we had a COVID negative test within 2 days of boarding the ship. Besides all of that, we still had to wear masks in public places (which is everywhere except your tiny room!) I’ll soon be flying to Las Vegas for an author’s conference/convention. Lots of authors and hopefully readers also joining us. We’ll be at Bally’s from November …

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