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In which Cindy Chen guest-posts

My daughter, Cindy Chen, blogs at La Casa de Chen when she’s not chasing her toddler or reading interesting books. I still have one arm in a sling, which makes typing a big, fat pain, so Cindy offered to do a guest-post for me.  She chose the topic of growing up as a writer’s kid.  I think she’s entirely too…

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It’s blog love-fest time

Hillary McFarland of Quivering Daughters just let me know she included me on her list of links for The Versatile Blogger award.  Thanks, Hillary!  I’m honored to be on your list. For those of you who don’t know Hillary, she’s a gifted writer who has written with courage and compassion about spiritual abuse.  She has become one of my treasured…

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Dragon Naturally Speaking

The orthopedic surgeon is a nice guy but I hope our relationship will be a short one, limited to low-key, relatively painless weekly checkups.  I would rather not proceed to an encounter with his surgical skills. In other words, I hope tomorrow’s X-rays will show that the broken bone in my shoulder isn’t shifting but will heal properly without intervention….

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Scienda’s Amazon gift-card giveaway

Hey, readers, writers, and freebie-seekers.  Want a chance to win an Amazon gift card? Help C.L. Dyck rank the best of her posts on her blog, Scienda, in preparation for a possible book deal that’s being dangled in front of her nose. Minimal rules.  Just read the posts she’s linked to (only five this time) and leave a comment to…

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Reading Josephine Tey again

For a week I’ve done right-handed typing only, my left arm being in a sling after a collision with the very hard border of a sand volleyball court.  One-handed typing is easier than, say, one-legged walking, so I’m trying not to complain. One of the blessings of this situation is that it gives me a built-in excuse for abandoning my…

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Happy-making links

I’m so, so thankful for my fantastic editor and the whole awesome team at WaterBrook.  I couldn’t ask for a better bunch of people to work with.  My novel is in good hands. But my brain is tired.  So are my eyes.  They’ve been reading and re-reading, editing and re-editing, the same 98,000 words, over and over and over (and…

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Suwanee Festival of Books

To all my friends in the metro Atlanta area: Come on out to the Suwanee Festival of Books today.  It’s free, and it runs today and tomorrow.  It’s only their first year, but they’ve rounded up a great slate of authors already. The keynote speaker is Terry Kay, who wrote To Dance with the White Dog.  He’ll be speaking at…

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Oh, darn. My TBR list just grew.

At the Internet Monk, Jeff Dunn is leading a  discussion about favorite novels. Okay, so I’m a day late and a dollar short.  The discussion was raging a couple of days ago, but I was busy traveling.  I haven’t caught up with laundry, much less with my favorite blogs. Friendly lists of must-read authors make me page-hungry inside.   G.K….

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Random bunch o’ lists

In a few days, I’ll be home again.  Back to my usual routine.  Using my real computer instead of this cranky little laptop.  I might even have some coherent thoughts by the end of the week.  For now, I’ll rely on the blogger’s best friend, a random bunch o’ lists: What I’ll miss when I leave California:  Family, of course. …

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Back to my hometown library

I’m visiting family in California and getting some work done too, usually in the wee hours when the house is quiet.  During the daylight hours, I’ve renewed my acquaintance with my home state’s laid-back ways.  It’s a treat to drive among motorists who stick to the speed limit, mostly.  They’re spoiling me. California has its drawbacks, of course.  Black widow…

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