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Create Lasting Conference Experiences

Fifty? One hundred? I’ve lost count of the conferences that I’ve attended over the years. Some have been professional conferences focused on re-honing skills and attaining continuing education credits. At others I’ve been a keynote speaker (yeah, really) or have presented in breakout sessions. But those conferences never hold a candle to the ones that […]

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Are Writing and Reading Guilty Pleasures?

Attention all you writers and readers out there. I’m certain that if you are anything like me, you sometimes feel guilty about spending time in this world of luxury—writing and reading. There is something so exciting, fun and indulgent about the world of books that, just like eating your favorite pint of ice cream, when […]

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Tired of Starting Over on Your Goals?

I cannot begin to tell you how many times I’ve started over—goals, fitness routines, writing projects, smart eating plans, and personal and professional resolutions. I know that after a few failed attempts at the same goal, the goal needs to be revisited. If it’s a worthy goal, a wanted goal, an achievable goal, then it’s […]

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I Know Who You Are

Disturbing, intriguing, and addictive are three of the adjectives that I’d use to describe this book by Alice Feeney. What kind of person preys on a victim of trauma? This book answers that question demonstrating just how far an unstable and tormented predator will take their reign of terror. When actress Aimee Sinclair finds her […]

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How Do I Pick The Books I Review?

My book reviews are not random. In fact, I get to choose from books sent to me by publishers, literary agents, librarians, publicists and booksellers and of course a few fellow authors who I’ve been fortunate to get to know. Additionally, I always select a few appealing ones off the bookshelves of bookstores I visit […]

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When I Finally Called Myself “A Writer”

While my full-time job is not in the writing world, thankfully, it does provide a plethora of options to scratch this creative itch—writing books, articles and posts. But here I am, in my side hustle as “a creative writer.” Yes, I have had some luck getting published, but it was long before that success that […]

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