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Don’t Take Reviews Personally

Jack Canfield's Chicken Soup for the Soul Rejection

I have heard several times that authors should not bother reading their book reviews because they take you on a emotional roller coaster ride. Me, I read every single one. (What can I say? I’m a new author. And I don’t mind roller coasters.)

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The Mom Tribe

The steady stream of passengers making their way to their airport departure gates suddenly breaks down into a series of eddies around which men swirl as the women are halted by one quavering word.

“Papa?”

The young voice instantly brings nearby mothers of all ages, creeds, nationalities, and ethnicities to a state of alert so high, Homeland Security is jealous.

“Papa??” The little voice rises in pitch and volume, kicking into gear the auto-locator inherent to members of The Mom Tribe.

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10 Mistakes To Avoid In English

Having trouble with English? Of course you are. English is one convoluted confusing language, unlike the blissfully simplistic realm of Science. As a Wordsmith, and not as a Science cruncher, let me share 10 Mistakes To Avoid In English. Flammable,

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Back to School

back-to-school

The first hint that school is around the corner is the suddenly cool evenings in August. The second is the first orange leaves scattered among the trees. The third is the endless commercials for Back to School sales. I decided to celebrate the return to academia with my own way…

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My Lucky Day

Officer Mandel wasn’t terribly excited about my plan to go sit under the biggest tree this side of the Mississippi (some silliness about trying to run in flip-flops across three lanes in the middle of rush hour traffic, and leaving behind my AC). The officer sat behind me, flashing lights providing a buffer against the traffic that had been previously zooming around the curve.

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

I just got slashed by a talon while trying to rescue an animal. It just goes to show, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished. OK, yes, the talon belong to a turtle…Correction…A tortoise (I just looked up the difference between a turtle and

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The Snow Has Come

By the way, have you ever heard the saying, “Snow is the poor man’s fertilizer?”

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New England Book Festival

Fairly Certain won Honorable Mention at the New England Book Festival in the Regional Literature category!

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Virtual Book Review Tour

Unique. That is the word I would use to describe Deborah Ann Davis’s novel and her main character. I loved that the main character wasn’t some casanova or supremely popular kid. He was a bit geeky and had plenty of problems that stemmed from that. It made him compelling and easy to get behind as a character.

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The CT Renaissance Faire

The CT Renaissance Faire will have you wiggling with delight. Imbibe some mead. Chomp on a turkey leg. Watch entertainers on a variety of stages. Get your fortune told. Join a parade. Be a spectator at a joust. Learn about old-time crafts. Listen or sing along to music. Relive history. Attend Knight School. Be enchanted by fairies. Gobble Dragon Ice Cream.

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