Tag Archives: Around Florence

#237–Stuck at home––read a book . . .

One of my biggest complaints is that I never have time to sit down and read a book. I have piles of books in my office that I want to read someday. Well, someday is here—not just for me but … Continue reading

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#195––Who’d a thunk it . . .

  Occasionally life surprises you––sometimes for the good and sometimes not so good. Three times in the past few weeks were who’d-a-thunk-it situations that I’d like to share. The green hills of California Usually when I visit California, the green … Continue reading

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#188–Backstreet Gallery who’d a thunk it . . .

  When I hired Karen Nichols to do the illustrations for my book, Devil Cat, I had no idea it would lead to me becoming a member of Backstreet Gallery. After the book came out, I asked Karen if she … Continue reading

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#186–Unexpected good tidings . . .

A couple of events and some out-of-the blue kudos for Around Florence got me to thinking once again about how life is full of surprises––and not all bad. FAHS Wine & Chocolate Gala On Friday, October 2, I was asked … Continue reading

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#183–Finding your niche . . .

All writers know their genre, but not all writers know if their writing fits a specific niche. If your writing does, then you can market to that niche. My bridge books fit into historic and also Oregon Coast niches, as … Continue reading

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#178–I’m back––134 books in 10 days . . .

I could have named this post “Back in the saddle again” or “Road trips are fun!” But the numbers were what blew me away. By following my usual game plan of calling ahead before hitting the road, I sold more … Continue reading

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#156–Busy, busy, busy but good . . .

  “So what else is new!” That’s what I hear you saying. Hear me out. Things are also looking good, which means that all the busy times have been worth it. Books During my quirky week, I did three presentations: … Continue reading

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#153––Full circle . . .

  Today I was the speaker for the Florence Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. I arrived early and met Walt their computer whiz. Although I brought my laptop and projector, all I actually needed was my flash drive with the program saved … Continue reading

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#151–Plan B in Junction City . . .

  Since last Thursday, folks have been heading to Junction City to attend the Scandinavian Festival to enjoy the fabulous food and dances that have become such a tradition in the festival’s 54–year history. I, however, went to Junction City on … Continue reading

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#149–Worst fears + no-panic redo = success . . .

  Last night about 10 p.m., I opened my laptop and thought I’d do one last run-through of my Around Florence presentation. But I couldn’t find it. I looked in all the usual hiding places as well in plain sight … Continue reading

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