Monthly Archives: March 2018

Happy Easter!

The kids will be all dressed up for Easter and anxious for church to be over; although we hope they listen and learn from the teaching of this day. Ladies, and some men, have prepared a huge meal for a … Continue reading

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Bird-song, Joy and the Growing Light

This morning I heard our resident mourning doves greet the sun with their smile-inducing coo. They greet the day with joy. They say goodnight to it with the same lyrical celebration. In this I want to be like a dove. … Continue reading

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Language Changes

Even editors get stumped by the rules of language. A word or expression that you’re sure you know how to use properly, or a grammar principle that was drilled into you at school, can turn out to be less cut-and-dried … Continue reading

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A First Kiss… and it’s not from the Hero!

Hello! Thanks for coming by today for Aleksandra’s first kiss! My heroine, Aleksandra, had already met the hero of the story, but… they weren’t exactly friends yet. SO this is actually Aleksandra’s first kiss, though it’s not with the hero! … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Miss Mabel’s Mysteries or Writing a Mystery

I grew up loving mysteries. The Box Car Children, Encyclopedia Brown, Nancy Drew. When I was in middle school, I read all 80+ Agatha Christie’s novels. Eventually, I graduated to PD James, Elizabeth George, Mary Stewart…I lived for PBS Mystery series. … Continue reading

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My Kindle Scout Experience

**Spoiler Alert** I didn’t get picked for a publishing contract. LOL I’ve been doing this indie author thing since 2011 and I like to try new things, so I thought I would give Kindle Scout a try. Best case-publishing contract. … Continue reading

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Holidays, Holydays, Carnivals, Festivals, and Vacations

This past fortnight, we have been on holiday, meeting relatives in Rotorua for our annual holiday together, taking friends from the United States on a tour of the North Island of our lovely country, and now entertaining relatives in our … Continue reading

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