Yep, cheese! Or more accurately, how to make it. When I was writing The Broken Court there was a sentence, this sentence actually… Some of what was left, she set near the hearth with the plans that she would make cheese with it. which sent me off into an hour-plus long search on making cheese. …

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There are so, so many out there nowadays! And everyone has a particular one they tend to gravitate to. For me, that would be Instagram. Seeing all of the amazing pictures that people post never fails to bring a smile to my face. And I have had the chance to meet people from all over …

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For any of you who didn’t make it, the Sept. 3rd Quick Read was a lot of fun. If you have ever enjoyed or been interested in hearing authors read from their own works, then I would strongly recommend you go to Strong Woman – Strange Worlds and register to attend one of their Quick …

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I recently received an ARC for A.J. Lancaster’s King of Faerie, the fourth and final (well, mostly final) book in the Stariel series. I stayed awake until 3:00 am finishing it, and I regret nothing! It also gave me the perfect excuse to reread the series and spend many a pleasurable hour immersed in the …

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I often sketch or doodle on what ever piece of paper happens to be handy. My muse must like the rhythmic scratching of my pencil because it has helped me get past many a writing block. I thought it would be fun to share some of those sketches with you along with an excerpt or …

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Summer is a great time for butterflies in South Florida, and I decided my more than a little wild butterfly garden could use even more wildness. Every morning swarms of butterflies dance their way through the garden, dozens and dozens of them fluttering around the firebush and the jatropha tree. One day I may even …

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Book fairs are like treasure hunts for those of us who love to read; wonderful places where we can discover books we may have never seen otherwise. A chance for us to search out new and interesting authors. Do you remember the book fairs they would have at schools (do they do that anymore? I …

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I have mentioned my early reading adventures in several posts now, and recently I have had another come floating up from the depths of my memory… Disney’s read-along books. They came with a record that slid into a pocket in the back of the book and I loved them! All of a sudden, books became …

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