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The Christmas Tree Incident

We’re decking the halls in my house this week, including erecting a very big Christmas tree in our living room.  It’s gorgeous, with ornaments we’ve collected over our twenty-seven Christmases together. But here’s the thing: we don’t have a real tree.  Blasphemous, I know.  Especially from a Christmas crazy like me, but about fifteen years ago we had what we have come to know in my family as the “Tree Incident.” I’ve told this story before,

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A Message for My Father

“Never, never, never give up.”   ~Winston Churchill

Today is release day for what authors often call the book of their heart.  Until You was a project I started over a decade ago. It was the second full length book I’d ever written and it started as a flash fiction challenge.  Once I’d written the first three pages, the characters wouldn’t let go. They were raw and real and emotional.

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