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The Silent Lone Warrior: My Tale of Bullying

About two weeks ago at the time of this writing I ran across this article in the Huffington Post about Lynda Fredrick and her story of bullying. This tugged at my heartstrings because I, too, am a victim of bullying. From … Continue reading

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The Meanest Backwood Joke Ever

There is a joke that parents do to their kids when introducing them to the woods or when backwoods people bring their friends to the woods.  Luckily  no one gets hurt or the bejeezus scared out of them, but it … Continue reading

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Remembering the Blizzard of ’93

The Blizzard of 1993 has been named the “Storm of the Century” due to its massive size, complexity, and for the havoc it caused. Another thing that is memorable about it is that a blizzard happened where blizzards don’t happen–in … Continue reading

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Life of a Teenage Writer

I am sure there are people out there who wonder what it’s like to be a teenage writer. Some people already know. Some wrote for kicks or for escape like I did. From being a published author I have learned … Continue reading

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Living My Adventures

I have mentioned in earlier posts and interviews that my debut novel is based upon my imaginary backwood and backyard adventures. Whether or not some readers have read my interviews, they seem to pick up on that since it reminds … Continue reading

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How I Got into Beekeeping

The general concept of beekeeping has fascinated me ever since I was a child. We knew people who were beekeepers in the small town where we lived. They would always give us honey, and I would get to chew on the wax. … Continue reading

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Book Marketing is Like Fishing

Fishing has been my lifelong pastime since I was 3 years old. I would go with my parents with a cane pole and a bobber. We fished in lakes before we moved to the river where I learned how to … Continue reading

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