Read for free…or trying to do my bit during this madness


Okay, how many of you have a scratchy throat at just the mention of coronavirus? I'm sitting here with my MS and immune system malfunctions and etc and I probably can talk myself into a case of something, even as I keep myself inside. I am avoiding contact, trying to keep from adding to the…

“Five minutes more…?” Or how whining like a three-year-old won’t help us stop the coronavirus.


Back in the day before my freedom 50 plan took over and MS threw me out of the workforce, I used to be a nurse, epidemiologist, and health care manager. Many many years of study piled those degrees on me, and I still try to keep up to date. I say all this because what…

Advice to Book Borrowers (Book Inscriptions)


The following are some book inscriptions found on old books warning book borrowers to return the books that they borrow: Neither blemish this book, or the leaves double down, Nor lend it to each idle friend in the town; Return it when read; or, if lost, please supply Another as good to the mind and…

“The book of my enemy has been remaindered” Clive James


Well, the book has been launched, and I'm at a difficult crossroads. Do I frantically try to market it, push it out into the world like a ten-pound baby, or do I retract back into my shell and let the rest of my books lie fallow? Can you all relate? It's hard putting yourself out…

Why I wrote about the Virgin Mary, or “Hello? Hello? Do you see me?”


Choosing to write about religious topics is risky. All my writing book advisors go on about 'finding your niche' and being sure people want to read what you are writing...and of course, being contrary, I wrote the book and then wanted to publish it. It's a bonus if people buy it, I told my self.…

Being Seen (and read) or where the heck did that chin hair come from?


Well, it's out in the wilds. The ebook version is launching on Saturday. The book. My book. By me. All alone. It all seems such a small story, so meaningless. I mean, I like it, but I am having trouble dealing with the thought of my friends reading it and then having to make a…

Faking it til you make it, or Hey! My book is out!!


So, how many of you leap into things, smiling through faces while hiding a certain amount of quavering within? I've done it all my life, think I've come from a family who taught me about this, created another family who can do it. It's a useful skill. Got me through university, job interviews, marriage, parenting.…

A rabbit in every pot and a saint on every corner- or why Malta was so confusing


I've just been lucky enough to take a trip to Malta, land of my grandfather's birth and burying place of other in-law relatives. It's not an easy place to get to, but my heart has wanted to go there for years. It's the fabulous history. Millenia of history. Footprints of travellers from centuries back. The…

I like these ideas- reposting so I can keep track of them.


link.medium.com/UOlkaZq3j3 It's only Jan 17- is it too late to start? A diary I can get my head around...now let's see if I can do it!

Making money as a writer by means other than cranking out cheap books and advertising the heck out of them


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