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Christmas in Thirty Minutes

Writing, cooking and sewing are connected for me. So when I was writing about Laurie MacBride desperate for time to create, in Christmas in Thirty Minutes, I thought of a Santa and a little, funny Santa’s helper. The pattern for … Continue reading

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Your Heritage: Reading and Hot Buttered Toast

It’s true that I’ve cooked my way through literature. When I read, I have to cook (or try to cook) what the characters are eating.  So when my children were little and we werereading the Narnia books, I duplicated the … Continue reading

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Broken Car and What Came Of It

When traveling, the last thing anyone wants is for her car to break down. But that is just what happened to me this summer when I was on a trip to promote my novel, Solomon’s Puzzle. I’m thankful that I … Continue reading

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The Second Yard

When I was a child, my parents bought a charming old house in the tiny New Jersey town of Allendale. With vigor and hope they set about fixing it up. They had grand and beautiful taste. The gardens were exquisite, … Continue reading

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Your Child’s Emotional Tank

I did not set out to write a didactic story when I wrote Solomon’s Puzzle. The characters came to me and I knew I had to tell their stories. Writing for me was like watching a dream, peering closely to … Continue reading

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