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As a curious observer of life, I blog on writing, marketing, my prairie - anything that interests me in the moment. I like to have conversations with readers, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment. I'll respond.

Waking up to white privilege

By Carol / 24 April 2018 / 0 Comments

The recent arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks raised again the issue of how people of different races are treated in the United States. It’s highly unlikely two white men sitting in…

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Is “Place” also a character?

By Carol / 10 April 2018 / 5 Comments

Author and blogger M.K. Tod and I met through our mutual interest in historical fiction. This year, she’s exploring the themes of time and place. She invited me to join that discussion, and my post…

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Launch Day Gratitude

By Carol / 21 March 2018 / 14 Comments

My new novel, Simple Truth, launches today, and gratitude tops the list of emotions I’m feeling as I celebrate bringing my third book to readers. A writer doesn’t travel the often rocky road to publication…

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Thank you Oscar Wilde – Simple Truth

By Carol / 14 March 2018 / 10 Comments

“The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.” – Oscar Wilde. Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde spoke with insight and humor on many topics. The fallacy of believing truth to be…

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Marketing on My Mind – Simple Truth Launch

By Carol / 23 February 2018 / 10 Comments

My new novel Simple Truth is a reality. I know this because an advance shipment of books sits in my garage. Marketing this new book has been on my mind for some time, but there’s…

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Simple Truth – Cover Reveal

By Carol / 20 December 2017 / 12 Comments

I’m pleased to share the cover of my upcoming novel, Simple Truth. The design is the work of Jenny Toney Quinlan, the talented designer who created the first edition cover of Go Away Home. A…

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Armistice Signed & My Grandfather Died – 99 years ago

By Carol / 07 November 2017 / 10 Comments

Ninety-nine years ago, on November 11, 1918, the Allies and Germany signed the Armistice to end fighting in the First World War. On that same day, my grandfather Carl died. My grandfather did not, however,…

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The Mystery of a Mystery – M.K. Tod

By Carol / 06 September 2016 / 10 Comments

M.K. Tod wrote and indie-published two successful historical novels set during World War I. Her newest novel Time and Regret – published this month by Lake Union Publishing – stays true to Tod’s historical expertise…

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Courage – Would you have enough?

By Carol / 27 April 2016 / 22 Comments

Harriet Tubman. Oskar Shindler. Esther. People iconic for their courage and the bold actions they took to save the lives of others, actions that put their own lives at risk. Every time I hear a…

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How important is the frame?

By Carol / 29 March 2016 / 12 Comments

A few years ago, as I walked the Crystal Bridges Art Museum grounds, I spotted a single picture frame set on posts in the middle of a soccer-sized field. Intrigued, I walked out to look…

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