Category Archives: Settings

Welcome to the Land of Little Glaciers or How a New Book is Born!

  On the news today, one of the weather forecasters referred to the non-melting piles of snow in our yards as little glaciers. Due to the below freezing temperatures and an episode of freezing rain, they have solidified, so it’s … Continue reading

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Night Views of a City

Views inspire and from the 10th floor of the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, here are some views of Boston.  They say that cities today create so much light pollution, that at night you can no longer see the stars. Cities … Continue reading

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Let It Go!

Sometimes everything goes wrong and you want to scream, but you hold it all in. Sometimes you know the perfect words to say, but you don’t say them. It comes out wrong because you’re nervous. What are you nervous about? … Continue reading

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Where Do You Find Inspiration?

Writers, film makers, artists, dancers, designers, builders and just about everyone finds inspiration to create or do something.   I write from my dreams but often those dreams came because a topic or idea inspired them. Sometimes places influence stories. They may even become … Continue reading

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The World Behind WHEN LOVE SURVIVES and a Contest

When I write a story or a book, it’s from a dream or series of dreams.   An image that has never left me is the scene of Ground Zero after both towers had fallen.  When I had the dream about the … Continue reading

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Spring is Around the Corner and Other Fine Tidbits

While I babysit Penelope and work on my 2nd round of edits, I keep saying to myself that Spring is around the corner. It’s my way of keeping myself going. Lately I’ve been fascinated by planting. I’m terrible with plants. … Continue reading

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A Wish for Joy

There’s so much to say! Sometimes thoughts race in my head like some kind of mad competition. I’m still suffering from a lingering sadness over the shooting in Newtown, CT.  The university I work for has established a scholarship in the … Continue reading

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