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Hina Kalani…

Last week I described the process for developing a series and the characters who come to inhabit it. My current series, Everyday Goddesses, speaks to the aspects of goddess that exists in all of us; nurturer, warrior, justice seeker, storyteller, creator of life,...

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How well do I know my characters, you ask…

Better than I know myself at times. They become friends over time, and as with anyone you befriend in life, it takes time and attention to grow kinship. It takes interest, intent and curiosity. The relationship with my characters begins with the conception of an idea....

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Tuesday Tales

I've been listening to audio books for years now and I recently picked up Brian Wilson's autobiography. I listened to the Beach Boys back in the day, and he'd been maligned over the years and I wanted to hear his story. I didn't realize how much I'd like it. So much...

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Tuesday talk

Good morning all It's been a couple of Tuesdays since last I wrote. Being a history person, I've been totally consumed with history in the making. In fact, I've got some seeds germinating for my next series which I'll get to someday. I still have a couple more in my...

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Creativity is usually fueled by emotion

I was watching an episode of Finding Your Roots the other night, and Glenn Close was one of the people searching for her past. She made a comment about creativity that I took to heart. In her case it was fueled by anger and it made me ask myself what fueled my...

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Read and review anyone?

Marketing is key when trying to gain a following. It's been an uphill climb for me and in searching for the different avenues I can take, I enrolled my book in a service that asks readers for volunteers. So far, I've received dozens of emails of interested parties,...

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Happy Tuesday

As I sit overlooking the parking lot of KJ's Cafe, the sky gray and clouds hovering, the asphalt still caked with the snow that has iced over, falling snow flakes almost invisible to the eye, I'm letting my imagination go where it will. I've begun the first chapter of...

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Next…

Yesterday I wrote the last line of Gardens of Eden. It felt good because I'd been struggling with the epilogue. After a couple of days letting it simmer in my mind, it bubbled up and flowed onto the page with ease. This is the first draft, which I'll let sit for a...

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Gardens of Eden

The sixth book in my Everyday Goddesses series is set on a twenty-acre garden nursery, where Inanna Rusnik lives, works and breathes. As a fourth generation sower of seeds, she created cherished hideaways in the fields among the wildflowers growing in abandon, or...

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Happy Tuesday

Someone who's reading my Goddess series asked me recently if a lot of what I've experienced ends up in my stories. And in a word, the answer is, yes. How could it not? In Thrown For A Curve, Melinda, Crackerjack's mother, catches him during high school, when he...

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