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A ‘Philadelphia Story’ of a Creative Career

The comparison struck me. “What do you think?” I asked my client. “I love it.” Her enthusiastic reply was quickly followed with details reinforcing her evident flattery at being compared to Katherine Hepburn. “I love donning crisp wool trousers, a silk blouse and pearls and wielding my Monte Blanc pen. It’s who I am.” My client […]

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When You See Me

A team of misfits, including a trauma survivor, FBI agent, detective and tech guru, all converge on the small town of Niche, Georgia to uncover a predator’s legacy that’s enduring years after his supposed demise. When the shadow of familiarity sparks interest in this group, they set forth with trepidation but fierce determination to uncover […]

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Saying “No” and Letting Go 

I walked away from a book contract. I said no, and finally let it go.  One of the hardest things we can ever do is say “no” to someone. In doing so, we tend to feel that we’re disappointing others or letting ourselves down, too. Possibly we will be missing out on something (FOMO) that […]

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The Power of Books

Reading, reviewing, recommending, revisiting, relaxing, recharging, re-reading and repeat. I’ll go on to list gifting, writing, learning, sharing, blogging, teaching, etc. There is so much power that comes from the words within. While we know what books can do for us, why is it we often fail to give books the credit they deserve. Just […]

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Fiction Friends Versus Fictional Friends

We all have friends. This precious circle my include someone from work, your community, your volunteer groups, neighborhood and even a family member. You don’t need me to tell you about who makes up your friend group or why they are important. But true, blue friends are sometimes hard to find. If you’re looking to […]

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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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Turn of the Key

Rowan Caine is thrilled to land a job as a nanny for a wealthy family, but all that glitters is not gold. The second day of her employ, the parents head out of town leaving Rowan alone with the three little girls she’s been hired to care for. To help her learn their routine, she’s […]

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