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The True Meaning of Parenting

In the 20 years that I’ve been married, I have learned many valuable lessons. Perhaps the most valuable lesson involves children.  Parents, once you have children, your right to make decisions that are in your own best interest ends right … Continue reading

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Social Media – The Double Edged Sword

Social Media provides new and interesting ways for humans to connect with each other. People across the globe can see and respond to what you post. The power of this tool cannot be underestimated. But if you’re a published author, … Continue reading

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Funerals

Historically, I don’t attend funerals. It’s not because I’m without compassion for those who have suffered a loss; far from it.  But I believe that grief is a very personal thing.  I don’t believe that I should have to be … Continue reading

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Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

Someone who knows that I have published a non-fiction work asked me why I prefer to write fiction. My answer was simple.  “When I write non-fiction, I’m writing FACT.  When I write fiction, I’m writing TRUTH.”  Fiction gives me the … Continue reading

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The United States of America (b. 1776, d. 1865)

July 1, 2016 is the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, PA, the high water mark of the Confederacy. After this battle, the War Between the States raged for another two years, but the South never regained the success … Continue reading

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I Have Had Enough of Self-Appointed Know-It-Alls

I started as an author writing non-fiction, and I changed to writing novels later. Why? Because writing non-fiction has challenges that novelists rarely encounter – “know-it-alls.” My non-fiction book, “Muzzle-Loading Artillery for Reenactors,” is based on over 20 years’ experience … Continue reading

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You Must Have an Agent, And Other Myths about Publishing

For years, I thought that the only way to get published was to be represented by a literary agent.  The publishing industry perpetuates this myth – just look at how much Writer’s Digest talks about finding and keeping agents if … Continue reading

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