Category Archives: Jill’s Posts

My First

Romance novel. hahahaha. I was about 12 or 13 when my mom bought me this romance novel. It was from Avon (the perfume company) and came with a tiny bottle of perfume to match the title. In this case, Lily … Continue reading

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Family Traditions

I love family traditions–what ornaments go where on the Christmas tree, the inside jokes that only the family understands, summer evenings with board games, photos, trips, memories. Did you know that scents are the strongest memory makers we have? A … Continue reading

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Family Ties

With the passing of my grandma-by-marriage this week, I’ve given lots of thought to family. My own and my fictional ones in the books I write. At the age of 98, 99 if she had made it to September, Grandma … Continue reading

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Hiatus or Not!!

First, I love writing. Years ago when I started, I would write all-year long. Summer, holidays, vacations, didn’t matter. I wrote. Words, glorious words. I have a writer friend who doesn’t write in the summer, she is an outdoor gal. … Continue reading

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BICHOK?

No, not a new food delicacy. It is an acronym for Butt In Chair, Hands On Keyboard. For writers, it means to get that butt in the chair, your hands on the keyboard…and write. But while we are getting those … Continue reading

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The Signs of Spring – Reno style

To say that learning the ways of a new place is an adventure is an enormous understatement. From the San Francisco Bay Area to Reno is a major adjustment. And at no time is that more clear than the beginning … Continue reading

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Just Because

With Valentine’s Day around the corner and the bombardment of all things red, heart-shaped, and love-inspired, I was thinking about what love means to me. I don’t need or want a diamond bracelet or a trip to Paris or a … Continue reading

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