Visit Your Local Bookstore During The Dog Days

An August garden in Texas can be a discouraging place. My cucumbers played out about a week ago, so I removed the vines and dismantled the trellis. The tomatoes are on their last gasp, since container-tomatoes (in my experience) don’t last as long, and now mine have 6-10 hangers-on surrounded by vines that look tired.…

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Whose Story is it Now?

“A person who publishes a book appears willfully in public eye with his pants down.” ― Edna St. Vincent Millay Launch week for a new novel is an exciting time. Friends and followers send good wishes, the marketing campaign heats up, and now that I’ve finally landed a publisher, I’ve learned how they really kick into…

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What’s Kept Me Going

These are tough times for everyone. I’m in healthcare, so I see the impact of the disease on the population and I see (and feel) the impact on the healthcare system and its caregivers. I’ve struggled with my own mental health, and now that I’ve bid good riddance to 2020, I’ve spent some time thinking…

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