Monthly Archives: December 2009

Dad

On Veterans Day, I begin pulling out the Christmas decorations and listening to Christmas music. I can’t wait to get started with the festivities. It is truly my favorite time of year. My friends roll their eyes and laugh. No one really gets why I don’t wait until after Thanksgiving to get into the spirit. I have one simple answer, my Dad. When I was a little girl, my Dad pulled out his Christmas tapes …

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Make a Difference

A little over a year ago, my husband went with a small group of people into San Benito, Nicaragua. They went to help the people in the small rural community build a safe structure among the many mud, cardboard, and plastic huts they called home. The building would be their church and a shelter from the storms. They went with a purpose and came back with a mission. They had heard of the poor conditions …

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Dear Santa I want….

Dear Santa, I’m sending out my letter a little late but I wasn’t sure of your deadline date. My list this year is quite long but then I have been good and I haven’t done one thing wrong. I would ask my husband for some of these things too but I’m afraid, when it comes to this list, he wouldn’t have a clue. So here it goes: my number one need is an invisibility cloak …

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The Characters that Never Lived

For those of you who don’t know, I have finished two YA novels that I am trying to get published. I love my first one but it is proving more difficult to get noticed than my second. I attribute the fact that YA is really heavy on the paranormal/fantasy kick right now. Book one has no fantasy creatures. Book two, however, delves into the paranormal. I just spent my morning slashing the first chapter of …

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