Category Archives: Personal

My mess and welcome to it!

Adventures at the 2018 Blueberry Festival

Something happened this year that really opened my eyes to the value of fans. For the past several years, my little “Canopy Bookstore” has had the same location at the festival, close to the heart of the main drag. This … Continue reading

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Off Topic: The Other Side of the Opioid Conflict

I’ve spent the past week or so with my mother, who has, among other ailments, degenerative osteo arthritis and ulcerative colitis, a hyper-active immune system disease similar to the Crohns that has plagued me over the years. I’ve watched her … Continue reading

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Road Trip!

I think I have everything ready for the Galveston Book Festival: Books, inventoried and boxed Price list Ebook cards, inventoried, priced, and prepped Cash to make change and Square for credit cards Table cloth and decorations Jar of giveaway candy … Continue reading

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O Holy Night

  Merry Christmas, everyone!

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Undercover Boss Christmas

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf I’d never heard of this company before I watched the episode featuring its CEO, John Fuller. Actually, I’d never watched Undercover Boss before, so both were new to me. Of course, anyone who knows me understands … Continue reading

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Southern Writers Magazine Christmas Catalog!

Still shopping for Christmas presents? Haven’t even started? Here are some ideas for you, from the best of Southern authors! Be sure to look for mine!

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Major Goof. Major.

I get a lot of fodder for this blog from mistakes I see—author errors, newbie blunders, whatever—and believe me, I’m not immune to my own criticism. If you’ve read much at all here, you know I have several “do as … Continue reading

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Of Story-telling, Beth Moore, and El Elyon

Earlier this year, when I was between studies, I asked the Lord to lead me to a new one. Well, He led me to three—which makes me thankful I wake up around four in the morning, or I’d never be … Continue reading

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Taxes! Bah Humbug!

It’s time. Our appointment is next Monday, and I’m scrambling like a madwoman to figure out income and deductibles from my writing/editing/speaking business. And while I pop Tylenol regularly and wear my pencils to nubs, I fuss at myself. This … Continue reading

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The 2017 Insanity

This year has been so disorganized. Off-schedule. Odd. For instance, I’m writing my Monday post at 4:30 p.m. CST instead of 5:00 a.m. CST. Last week, I didn’t have a post for Wednesday at all. I’ve neglected social media only partly … Continue reading

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