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It’s deja vu all over again

  It’s been a bit more than a decade since I finished and sold my first full-length novel (romantic suspense Surrender to Sanctuary). It was a shock to me at the time that anyone would want to publish it (it’s a bit on the kinky side)! But I was lucky, and thus started my career as a novelist. Or so I thought. At the time I wrote the book, I had been unemployed for a…

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Thank you, New Jersey

New Jersey gets a bad rap. I know that because I spent most of my growing and adult years in the state named for its gardens but known for its highways. It’s the state where I raised my children, the state where I learned to drive, learned to cook (well, sort of), and learned the love of writing. So it’s fitting, to me, that it’s the state where I was reminded, this past weekend, of…

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A Voice from Silence ~ How I found my voice

I’m not sure when I began to fear public speaking, but that terror of getting in front of a group, or just voicing an opinion, has always been with me. Looking back, I think it must have been during my early school years (after being teased mercilessly by the kids at school for what, in their eyes, were unforgivable sins) when I decided it was dangerous to my well-being to draw attention to myself. And…

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