Monthly Archives: March 2016

Dog to Come

The kids have been asking for a dog for three years. Sweetie (12 y), Honey (11.5 y), Spicy (10 y), and Buddy (9.5 Y) are my adorable, wonderful, perfect grandchildren What should grandma do when her poor little ones come … Continue reading

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It’s Name That Deputy Time!

Do you love contests? Yes? So do I. Last month I held a contest to name the deputy in my upcoming book, A Smoky Mountain Christmas Wedding. The response was tremendous! Selecting the right name for the deputy proved fun … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness by Susan R. Hughes

With Word Autism Awareness Day coming up on April 2, I thought I’d share my personal story. Most of us are aware of autism, but like many people, I didn’t know a lot about the disorder before my daughter was … Continue reading

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Renovating a house is like editing a book.

I’m in the middle of renovations in my house. The air smells like paint night after night but it is coming along. Tonight the dolls are out of the cabinet and sitting on the catchall. The china is out of … Continue reading

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I love just about everything about Scotland, which will come as no surprise to those of you who know me. My son and I spent a month in Scotland this past summer, traveling around the mainland and many of the … Continue reading

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Mustering the Muse–Finding Inspiration

A few days ago, a writer friend was experiencing some self-doubt (as we all do, whether we’re writers, painters, carpenters, accountants, etc.). To cheer her, I sent her a couple of quotes I find motivating.She replied, “I could use one … Continue reading

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The Semi-Empty Nesters

In the last six months, my son started college about a five hours’ drive away and my daughter moved in with her boyfriend. My husband and I are now semi-empty nesters. Not permanent empty nesters–just…semi. Every time we get into … Continue reading

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