Monthly Archives: October 2009

Who Is Tamsin?

People ask me if the characters in my books come from real life – meaning, did I make them up from people that I know.  The answer is ‘Not really’.  That is my simple answer.  The more complicated answer is, ‘Uh … Continue reading

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Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go. . .

For those of us who are old enough to remember when life was groovy, you might recall a poem that began something like this: “You are a Child of the Universe . . .”  –  And from there it vortexed into … Continue reading

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Bring It On, UPS . . . !

If all goes according to schedule (Yeah, right), UPS will pull up in front of my house tomorrow, a man in brown shorts . . . in 40 degree weather. . . will dart to my front door with a package in … Continue reading

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Just What REALLY Goes On At A Book Signing?

I have been privileged to participate in several book signings.  Alas, I am not published (enough), or famous (at all), so I am not blessed with the 1 to 2 major signings that other authors enjoy.  These accomplished writers might … Continue reading

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How Do You Know When You Are Overweight?

No one’s weight stays the same.  We start out microscopic and grow until we are born.  And if our mothers are fortunate, we are able to emerge into the cruel world without first getting our head stuck like a jawbreaker in a pop bottle.  … Continue reading

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BUDDHA ON A STICK

I have had the privilege of being interviewed about my book and about my writing many times. Each experience has been unforgettable . . . to me, perhaps, but not to the interviewer who interviews many others far more interesting.  … Continue reading

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Alcohol-free speed dating, liederhosen, & books

Tomorrow will be the opening day of the International Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany.  It is an annual five-day affair, with more than 7,300 exhibitors from over 100 countries taking part.  There will be an estimated attendance of 10,000 journalists and over 300,000 … Continue reading

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'THE DOLL IN THE WALL' GIVE-AWAY !

It’s finished . . . My second book is finally finished and ready to be turned loose . . . I have simplified my insanely worded sentences . . . (My mother stopped pouring the coffee she had been in the act of pouring and … Continue reading

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Yummy, Yummy, das ist goot . . .

Of course, on the way home from Blytheville, we stopped at the Wiederkehr Winery for lunch. But before we entered the Weinkeller Restaurant, we had to do a little wine tasting first.  Yes, alcohol on an empty stomach is always … Continue reading

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Blytheville Book Signing

That Bookstore In Blytheville is a tiny store on Main Street, Blytheville.  It is in an old building with creaking wooden floors and high, pressed-tin ceilings.  It has all the atmosphere a reader could want, from a worn rocking chair under a … Continue reading

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