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Am I Really THAT Old??

I like to weird my kids out by telling them how different certain things were when I was a kid. For instance, all three Berry children had dental appointments today. In the middle of the cleanings, I started in, using a drawling, Texas accent for some reason. “When I was a kid, we only had […]

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A Couple of Good Links

One of my writing friends, Dianne Price, just launched a website. This lady is a dear and I think you’ll fall in love with her just from spending a little time there. I’ve had the pleasure of reading five of her soon-to-be published novels and I love her writing. Her characters, I’m convinced, are alive […]

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Soul Saver: A Supernatural Winner!

“Your opening pages set the tone for the entire novel, so make sure you follow through with the promise you’re setting up from the first page. Is the mood light or serious? Romantic or mysterious? Tense, suspenseful? Comedic or literary?” Maureen Lang gives this advice on ACFW’s blog today. Which was funny, as I read […]

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A Book that Brought Publishing Freedom

I recently read James Scott Bell’s Self-Publishing Attack: The 5 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws for Creating Steady Income Publishing Your Own Books. Jim and I have been pretty tight for years and years, ever since Mom and I wrote a second verse complete with hand motions for his Hairy Man worship song. Oh, but he might […]

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How We Eat When the Kids Are Gone

(This post is not entirely true as my sweet honey took me to The Olive Garden tonight for a delicious 2 for $25 meal of never-ending bread sticks and salad, fried calamari, pork and beef ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, and smoked mozzarella chicken. Yum!) We try to eat at least one nice meal alone at […]

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Rice Counter: Strict or Scheduled?

Anyone else out there noticing something different about the last few weeks? Like a noisier house? More lunches to fix? Exuberant children with nothing to do? Yep, it’s definitely summertime. I love the extra time with the kids, but with five to keep track of, I can tend to be too strict. Not so much […]

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