Everyday life Family Life

Puppy-dog tales

(This blog originally appeared at Roses of Prose, September 2014.) Recently my writing life has taken a definite fall to the wayside. My son has been house/dog-sitting for the past few weeks at a friend’s home at the Chesapeake Bay. I should clarify. Her home is ON THE BEACH. For a transplanted Jersey (Shore) girl, the word “beach” is a homing beacon. I’m at peace at the beach. I can think at the beach. More,…

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In the company of writers

What a great month this has been so far. The first part of March kicked off with a day at Christopher Newport University’s Writers’ Conference. I was there mostly on official business (namely, researching for my day job which includes writing a weekly column about the writing community), but I had purchased table space to sell books. I spent a chunk of time wandering around the other tables, chatting with local authors whom I’d met…

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