Tag Archives: First of Second Chances

Spring Garden Tour

Spring is my favorite season of the year. After a long, dreary winter – this past one made even darker by the loss of my father at the end of November – there is finally the promise of improvement ahead. The … Continue reading

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Prize First Lines

The opening line of a book is arguably the most important sentence of all. It’s the author’s initial (and possibly only) opportunity to capture the reader’s interest, to create enough curiosity in people’s minds that they keep reading. I think of A Tale … Continue reading

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…With a Twist: Part 2

Elizabeth … now smiled at the rapidity and ease with which an affair was finally settled that had given them so many previous months of suspense and vexation.  (Pride and Prejudice, chapter 55) I promised I would take a closer … Continue reading

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Drama, with a Twist: Part 1

After fits and starts and many interruptions, I’ve finally finished an edit of my third novel, First of Second Chances.  Fresh in my mind, as I worked through the final couple of chapters, was an interesting presentation at the recent Pacific Northwest Writers Association meeting.  … Continue reading

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Perfect Refreshment

“I shall soon be rested,” said Fanny; “to sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.” (Mansfield Park, chapter 9)Finally!  Spring has arrived in the Pacific Northwest, and I’m reminded why I … Continue reading

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