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I am seriously made happy by a package I got in the mail the other day…if you are on FB or Twitter you already saw it, but what can I say?  I am easily made happy.  (Well, not too easily, packing and buying and shipping this was not, I am sure, easy.) But, a reader/friend from Dorset sent me a box of chocolates, a lovely card, and sherbet lemons.  I have not had the …

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It’s Final Exam week, and so people are talking about getting rid of their books and scurrying around trying to pull last minute miracles. As one of my faculty said, “Let the begging begin.” I always feel bad for students…not just because I can still remember being one…but because I can understand how things can just implode. But ze rules are ze rules. Sometimes there is no way to save them and you can …

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And the blog tour rolls on with some new and rather nifty looking titles. Don’t forget to comment…you could win an awesome prize, and I could be like, aha, see? I’m you’re good luck charm. Or not. Visit the Vacation Reads Blog for more info on prizes and to leave a comment. NATIVE VENGEANCE by Julie Achterhoff Julie Achterhoff is the author of three books, Native Vengeance, Quantum Earth, and Deadly Lucidity. They are …

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Do you ever have those days when you just don’t know what to do with yourself? I feel like I’m spinning my wheels a bit. I’ve been having troubles getting into any particular book, and I want, desperately, to finish something. I first drafted “Grey lady” and am now writing another short story, about a young woman named Aziza who is a “bell witch”…she walks through her village at night, the bells she wears …

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I am suddenly in a very good mood. Well, it started…sort of…last night, half way through my last event of the semester, the honors dinner for the department. Half way through any event, you’ve gotten to the point where everything that’s going to go wrong has – note the italics – most likely have happened.So you can relax, enjoy, and let yourself sort of unwind from the OMG SO MUCH TO DO fury of …

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I’ve been a secretary for three years, now. I think I think I am loved mostly because I’m darned lucky, but many, just maybe, some of these things have helped me, and maybe they’ll help you. I like being a secretary, oddly enough. I like trying to be effective and organized – like some 1950’s stereotype. Thirteen Things about being a successful secretary1. Smile when you pick up the phone. No one sees it, …

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Last night, the power was out when I got home, so I spent much of the time wrapped up by a window, a kerosene lamp on the table by me, while I sketched out ideas for my latest writing project.  I got a lot done, scribbling ideas, drawing the rough shape of the world map, trying to remember the names of locations.  It was a quiet, cold time, I was bundled up warm, and …

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It’s Friday. It’s Reading Day. Why the heck did I come in through all these crappy roads again? No one is here. Oh, that’s right. Because students need to make up tests. Yes. I also promised my workers they could make up hours, but since I could just have said screw it, and given them the hours as a reward for work done, that doesn’t really count. Another not-fun commute that does not look …

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Today was notable. When I got to work, the power was out, so I schmoozed with my co-workers, then went to the file room and cleaned. I really liked it; I loved the half dark, the cool and the silence. I wished that the power hadn’t come back on, in some ways. But, neat of neat, got my first royalty statement…huzzah! How did I do? I could buy a paperback book. New-used. Then I …

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I am not having a successful work day. Just so much to wade through. Ugh. And no, not one whit, desire or ambition. Ugh. I wanted to show you a link to a review. It’s not a bad review, but you can tell the story didn’t really enthuse. I’m grateful to her, though, for the time and effort she spent. I know writing book reviews is not easy or always fun. Reviews don’t bother …

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