Springtime in Annapolis

This morning I decided to do a little research for the novel I’m working on—yes, I’m writing again, and I’ve got two chapters under my belt thus far. However, despite the fact that I’ve lived in the Annapolis area for quite a while, I wanted to take a stroll along some of the streets I […]

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That Magic Moment When It All Clicks—Writing A New Novel

*** Here’s how this story goes… I published Beneath the Mimosa Tree in 2012. Baseball Girl followed three years later, and this week I am celebrating it’s one-year anniversary as it launched last March 6. At the time I began writing my first novel, I had simultaneously started writing another bit of fiction. When I […]

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10 Memorable Baseball Quotes

Baseball’s back, the weather is getting brighter here in Baltimore, and I’m coming in from third to home with the writing of my baseball-themed novel. In baseball as in life, quotes can be inspirational, funny, or just tell it like it is. Quotes are a big part of my novel; each chapter’s lead quote ties […]

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Nerd Alert: I’m Getting Excited

I can’t help it…I’m a writing nerd, and I’m a little excited. I see the finish line…it’s there. I’m nearing completion of novel #2. The ending is already written, and my characters have grown on me…in fact, so much so, that I’m toying with my love triangle. It’s funny how in the midst of writing, […]

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Sick of Talking About It: NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month. If March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, then November is going to come in like a cyclone and out like a…finished novel? That’s the hope of National Novel Writing Month. It takes place in November, where millions of us will be working diligently on our novels, […]

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For Writers & People Facing Change

Sometimes I see something that makes me stop and pause. This saying did it for me today. As a writer, blogger, professor, and a believer in a positive vision for the future, I love the meaning of this quote. Too often, we hold on to the past, when sometimes, what we need to do, is […]

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