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WHEREFORE ART THOU, BOOK #3 ?

I have been hard at work. Define hard . . . Well, I’ve been writing Book #5 while sitting in a comfy chair, drinking coffee, and eating carbs. Every once in a while I come back into my body, realize … Continue reading

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GOURMET GERDE – Awful Offal vs. Ron’s Pie

It’s time for another Gourmet Gerde! Let’s talk about saving money. When I was five my father retired from the Air Force. He went from a Master Sergeant’s pay to going to the University of Arkansas to earn his degree … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENED WHILE I WAS GONE?

This has been a busy week. Okay, two weeks. So busy, I just now got around to approving the last comment on my last blog. Thank you Judith. . . What have I been doing? Many things. And most of … Continue reading

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RECYCLING SPAM

I have recently been going through my spam. Not that nasty pink stuff in a peel-can that thrills Hawaiians. But the junk mail. Specifically the stuff posted as ‘comments’ on this blog. Thank goodness I have a good filter in place. On my last … Continue reading

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OH, THE HUMANITY!!

For the last month I have been glued to my computer, looking for an agent to represent my third book, SLIPPING IN GREECE. To get an agent, I have to submit my manuscript for their approval. And to do that, I have to approach them with a query letter. And in that … Continue reading

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BELLA CHAT: LIZA WEEBS

 Today I am giving this space over to Bella Wildeve, who asked if she can write the occasional blog on my site. Fine with me. Gives me a break. Hello, I’m Isabella Wildeve, Bella to friends. I decided that I would like for you to … Continue reading

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A DIRGE

When I have spoken to writers in the past I invariably ask one question: Do you have a special ritual or a special place that primes the pump? One writer told me that all he requires is silence. Another has … Continue reading

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I WAS A QUERY VIRGIN

I was a query virgin. And for those of you who read ‘I was a queer virgin,’ SLOW DOWN AND PAY ATTENTION. Query, as in query letter, which is the first thing a writer does once he or she is ready to … Continue reading

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