Monthly Archives: August 2011

This and That for today

Thoughts while awaiting delivery of my novels… I admire Peyton Manning…yep, even from an unrelenting Bronco fan…that he’s so very candid, will not play their first NFL season game unless he’s able to fully compete.  If not, that would break … Continue reading

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Birthing a new novel…the first blush

Out of the blue [trite but true]—it wouldn’t be during a rainstorm in Austin—some ideas have begun to form for Tricia Gleason’s 4th adventure—that is, my 4th novel featuring my wonderful protagonist. Instead of having her return to her Berkeley seminary … Continue reading

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Recognition as Gift

Recognition.  Sought.  Achieved.   Gifted. It’s the latter that struck me today.  I have received gifts from others…especially from Diane, who supports fully and encourages without pause or compromise. Thought about that today—Friday, August 19, our 10th anniversary. We’ll celebrate tomorrow … Continue reading

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The New Novel Has Landed!

I wrote to many today via e-mail.  Late afternoon sent surface-mail letters.  Specific cause:  The novel has landed! When the publisher wrote this morning, Thursday, August 18, 2011, with an Amazon link I suddenly realized this is the real deal.  … Continue reading

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Comments you should never offer

About to give birth…to the new novel.  Any time, any day.  When available will share that. For reasons unknown let alone fathomable I thought today of things you should never say.  Silly, maybe irrelevant, perhaps even irreverent, but here goes: … Continue reading

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Sue Grafton, meet my first novel

The schedule was better than planned…and there were three months to enjoy it.  A sabbatical leave as Conference Minister in Austin, Texas, took me to Frisco, Colorado.  The game plan was clear, uncomplicated and very doable. Mornings and early afternoon … Continue reading

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First blush in writing novels

Almost a decade ago.  My first class in writing fiction was for five days…in the desert…Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico.  The teacher—a great teacher—was Mary Robertson from upstate New York.  A Pulitzer Prize nominee, she gave us assignments at … Continue reading

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