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Paranormal Romance Coming Early 2023

How it began I wasn’t dressed properly for the biting cold that met me on the breakwater wall. Close to the shore, it was bearable. As I walked the almost mile out into the water along the stone wall and no railing to keep me from falling into the water, the biting wind whipped at …

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Are You Reading Banned Books?

I used to teach a course for a university about banned and challenged books and many of my students were surprised to learn that books were being taken off the shelves here in the US. It may not be that surprising to you, now, because book challenges and bans have seen an increase in news …

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Through the Lens

He sat outside her house watching. It was his job to find out information on the woman. Every bit of information gathered provided him with more money. The person who wanted this information was, shall we say, motivated. She was willing to pay top dollar for good information, but could also be counted on for …

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Five Non Writing Books That Improve Writing

I read a lot. Not surprising since I am a literature major and a writer, I suppose. However, it wasn’t until the last couple of years that I discovered the magic of non-fiction work. Now my reading time is divided almost evenly between fiction and non-fiction. I can’t get enough of reading about what other people have researched and lived.

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Book Discussion: The Four Winds

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah is an important book for our current times. Though it is set during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowls of the Midwest, there are many parallels to life today.

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