Guest Post from author Chris Minich

The latest guest post comes from author and friend Chris Minich. Chris took my 12-week writing course in the fall of 2013. A year and a few months later, his first book was released. THE MISADVENTURES OF PRINCESS SIDNEY was started in my class. I’d love to take all the credit, but as all writers

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Jumping Off the Perfect Train

Several days ago a writer friend of mine relayed a conversation he’d had over the phone with a mutual friend (another writer). “Well, nobody’s perfect,” she said. “Right,” he said. “Except Tess. She’s perfect.” I’m sure her assessment was said with some humor, but still, it gave me pause. Is that what she really thinks,

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Guest Post – February Grace

I’m pleased to welcome author February Grace to my blog today. She’s written a poignant piece about the fleeting nature of motherhood. After her beautiful post, she was gracious enough to give us a sneak peak into her fiction with a chapter from her latest work. Enjoy. ** Never To Come Again By February Grace

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Blended For Love released today!

I’m excited to announce that Blue Midnight has been included in an anthology – released today. Blended for Love is available in the usual places, including Amazon at: http://amzn.to/1AcSSR1 These are four loves stories, all completely different from one another but I think you’ll enjoy them all. Only 99 cents for the next several days.

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Defining Parenting Moments, Mine Was A Doozy!

I’m delighted to host Carolyn Ridder Aspenson as my guest author today. I love her piece for it’s honesty and hilarity. I was laughing and gasping so much while reading it that my children wanted to know if I could read it to them? Unfortunately, no. We didn’t need a repeat moment of what Carolyn

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An Unexpected Gift

A position from my couch, on a clear day, yields a view of the cascades. This morning, as I sit with my coffee, warm in my thick, blue robe, they are black against a burgeoning blue. A sunny, cold day here in the foothills – an unexpected bonus,  a stolen gift. We expect only gray

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The Fighter

After several miscarriages, my first daughter, Ella Caroline, came to me almost twelve years ago. I have a heart-shaped uterus, an ailment that makes it hard for a fertilized egg to receive a proper blood supply. Yes, there is such a thing, as strange as it sounds. A fighter from the beginning, Ella hung in

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Miracles Take a Little Time

Even miracles take a little time. ~ The Fairy Godmother In 2008 I attended a reunion of my mother’s family. While there I heard stories from my mother’s cousins about their grandmother, my great-grandmother, Beatrice Rains. Growing up I had often heard the stories of her legendary discipline and talents from my mother. Trained as

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Molasses and Straw

On Sunday two of my best girlfriends and their children gather at my home for the Seahawks game. There are five little girls between us. Five, not four, as we had the year before. Since last football season Julia* has found a new love. With this man made of gentleness and warmth, this man man

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Hope and a Full-length Mirror

“Hope” is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – at all -” Emily Dickinson Tuesday afternoon I dress for a coffee date with a man. It’s a first date, if you can call it that, as I’ve never met

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