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I have travelled from the rural community of Arctic Bay to the Appalachian hills of Kentucky, continually seeking new ideas from the people I meet. I am , primarily, a writer, but I have been a rancher, public health nurse, researcher and a university teacher. I enjoy talking to writers who look for inspiration and tips about writing. The world of social meda allows us all more exciting exchanges between writers and readers. You are invited to participate on my website.

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The Importance of Dads

The Importance of Dads

Except from Chapter Five of Thicker Than Blood: Adoptive Parenting in the Modern World I was impressed with the depth of teens’ need for their fathers when I researched my first book on teen suicide. I interviewed thirty teens and found that twenty-seven of them had…

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Creating the family 2

Creating the family 2

Excerpt from Chapter Three of Thicker Than Blood: Adoptive Parenting in the Modern World My sons’ birth certificates say they were born to me and my husband. This is a great relief, legally. No one can deny them access to their rights as a child of mine or…

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Creating the Family

Creating the Family

       Creating the family Excerpt from Chapter Three of Thicker Than Blood: Adoptive Parenting in the Modern World  Release Date: May 2016  Arsenal Pulp Press   http://ow.ly/ePWK300ESqE   My sons’ birth certificates say they were born to me and my husband. This is a great relief,…

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New Book Trailer

New Book Trailer

I’ve spent a fascinating couple of hours working with a professional to produce a book trailer, a mini video.  https://vimeo.com/164040238 I tried to do it on my own and it was not particularly interesting or effective. This one is much better. It’s missing a comma,…

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The ubiquitous social media for authors

The ubiquitous social media for authors

I realize all authors need a social media platform. Publishers look for it; readers look for it. No one yet has shown me how to communicate about the last book when my mind is on the one I’m presenting writing. I attended an instructional workshop (another one)…

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