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April 11- 17, 2021

“In writing your poem, tell the truth as you know it. Tell your truth. Don’t try to sugar it up. Don’t force your poem to be nice or proper or normal or happy if it does not want to be. Remember that poetry is life distilled and that life is not always nice or proper or normal or happy or smooth or even-edged.”
~Gwendolyn Brooks [1917 - 2000], poet, author, teacher, first African-American woman inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, first African-American to hold the post of Illinois Poet Laureate (1968-2000), and first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize (1950), for her book, Young Poets Primer

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New Post at Women & Words

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Pandemic Puzzles
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Updated 4/12/21
What I've Been Thinking about Lately


And I've also come to realize that I'm not doing a very good job carving out time for my writing. This week from today until Sunday the 28th, Jessie Chandler is here, and we're having a mini-writing retreat to move forward on our novels. Wish us luck!

3/22/20
What's New
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Suits Me To A Tee
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Updated 3/8/21
Golden Crown Literary Conference - A Virtual Affair for 2021



Weekend Programs from July 9 - July 31, 2021
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Please attend and alert all your friends!!

3/2/20
Thoughts for the New Year ~ Happy 2021 to Everyone!

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Updated 1/1/21
New Post at WOMEN & WORDS
 

In the wake of the election, I wrote a post at Women & Words titled Together We Rise.
CLICK HERE to read about my delight that Kamala is representin' for us now and also a little bit of commentary about who helped push the dems over the top to victory.

If you missed last month's post, Life is Short ~ But the Days and Nights are Long, then
CLICK HERE.

Updated 11/8/20
De-Stressing Ideas During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Updated 4/8/20
 
New Review of GUN SHY
 
Even after all these years, someone periodically reviews my novel, Gun Shy. The latest generous soul is the incomparable Ruth Hohnke writing at DIVA. CLICK HERE to read what she has to say!
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Jessie Chandler and I had some things to say when we were recently interviewed by Shawn Marie Bryan

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Isn't this the Truth?
 

This has been a long hard lesson to learn - but after a few decades on earth, I think most people tumble to this conclusion. I certainly have.

I don't always even understand my own life, but it's good to live it my way.

Why We Writers Write
 

One of my favorite people on the planet and a great mystery writer, Ellen Hart, with me at Once Upon a Crime Mystery Bookstore in Minneapolis

 
Lee Lynch talks with me in THE ADVOCATE on "Lesbian Mystery, Police Raids, and Fairy Godmothers"

I had the great honor of doing an Advocate conversation with award-winning GCLS Trailblazer Lee Lynch.


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A.J. Llewellyn at Dark Diva's Blog did an extensive interview with me. CLICK HERE to find out all my deep dark secrets. The interview shows up on the March 4 entry.

VIDEO INTERVIEW - With Jody Seay, the amazing interviewer at Oregon PBS's "Back Page" program, who sat down and talked to me for her weekly TV program with Pacific NW writers


CLICK HERE - for the interview with author Jae who has written so many wonderful novels


CLICK HERE to read an interesting discussion in the "Spotlight Interview" section that the gals at Ylva have been doing


Earl Kemp's online 'zine, eI, has featured a memoir piece I wrote called "There is No Reason Not To Trust that the Act of Writing Will Be Enough."
CLICK HERE if you'd like to read it.


MYSTERICAL-E featured a long interview with me about writing, creativity, book themes, etc. There are several great stories featured in this issue as well as other podcasts and interviews by a variety of terrific authors.