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Listening vs Reading

Listening vs Reading

I originally wrote this article before quarantine had started, but it’s only become more true given the world’s current circumstances. Listening to audiobooks is a wonderful way to pass the day. I myself much prefer listening to a book these days over reading them for several reasons.  I can listen while I work, be it …

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Happy Endings in Mysteries

Happy Endings in Mysteries

I recently rewatched Stranger Than Fiction, which I remembered being more of a depressing drama than a comedy (which in many ways was an accurate remembrance), and was nervous right up to the end because I couldn’t recall if it had a happy ending. It made me consider why I prefer what is generally referred …

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REVIEW: Alias Hook

REVIEW: Alias Hook

What if the reason Hook continued to fight Peter Pan was because he physically could not leave Neverland? What if it wasn’t a bloodlust for Peter, or a revenge streak that was worth the deaths of his men, but instead a spell that trapped him in a neverending hellish circle of “games” with a merciless …

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Reading: Somewhere in Time

Reading: Somewhere in Time

Published in 1975 under the title Bid Time Return, the novel that inspired the 1980 adaptation known as Somewhere in Time caused all subsequent publications to be renamed. I’ve always loved the film, but I’d never read the book. After reading Time and Again by Jack Finney (1970), in which the narrator accomplishes time travel …

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Mary, Did You Know

Mary, Did You Know

This is one of my favorite scenes from my short story, “Mary, Did You Know” which shares a mother’s memories of events leading up to and following that one holy night, showing there’s really nothing new under the sun when it comes to motherhood. My story is only the first in Christmas Fiction Off the …

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Christmas Off the Beaten Path: Patricia Meredith

Christmas Off the Beaten Path: Patricia Meredith

Welcome to the final installment of my Christmas interviews with my fellow authors in the Christmas Fiction Off the Beaten Path anthology, available for purchase right here! If you missed the other interviews, find them here: Ronnell Kay Gibson— “Those Who Stayed” JPC Allen— “A Rose From the Ashes” Sandra Merville Hart— “Not This Year” …

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Happy Birthday, Anna Katharine Green!

Happy Birthday, Anna Katharine Green!

This week I wanted to give a special homage to the woman who’s become a huge part of my life lately: the remarkable Anna Katharine Green. On this day, November 11, in 1846, Anna Katharine Green was born to New England lawyer James Wilson Green and Katharine Ann Whitney Green. She was the fourth child, …

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How I NaNoWriMo Differently (and you can, too!)

How I NaNoWriMo Differently (and you can, too!)

I won’t be doing National November Writers Month (NaNoWriMo) this November, and I’ll tell you why. But first, let me give a quick definition of NaNoWriMo for those who are wondering. NaNoWriMo is a free program for writers that encourages them to write a novel in a month. If you visit their website, you’ll find …

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Christmas Anthology Unboxing

Christmas Anthology Unboxing

Hello! I am thrilled to share this moment with you as I get to unbox my first published short story! Head on over to my Facebook Author Page to catch the action. Signed copies are for sale right here on my website! Thanks for watching and reading! 🙂 (In order of stories) Ronnell Kay Gibson …

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Look Up, Spokane! (Part Two)

Look Up, Spokane! (Part Two)

Welcome to Part 2 of my Look Up, Spokane! series. Last month I showed you some pictures I took of the Spokesman Review Building. Today, we’re going across the street. I had never noticed something rather fascinating about this more modern building: outside, along Monroe, are a series of twelve busts. Each bust is of …

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