Category Archives: Awards

Whatcom Writes Honor: A Daughter’s Tale

I am currently overseas visiting my daughter and her family. I came to attend the birth of my 2nd grandson and to help out, and here I’ve been for more than 5 weeks, with one more to go. I’ve been … Continue reading

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B=C…One Blogger’s Seven Year Itch

If you’re one of the 10,000 subscribers to this blog, and you thought I was gone for good, I wouldn’t blame you. Of course, that number–– TEN THOUSAND–– a number I worked so hard for and I coveted when I … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: Burnin’ Down The House

I want to thank so many of you for the kind words of support last week. Some of you saw my initial explanation (which I deleted) for my harsh story, some guessed from the comments, and others read the title. … Continue reading

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Life Is Funny That Way…

Recently I learned something that changes virtually everything about how I’ve always seen my childhood, my family, and myself. Like so many things, this shock came entirely unexpectedly. I thought that I was immune to blind sides at this stage; … Continue reading

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Much Appreciated: On Blogging, Freshly Pressed, Huffington Post, Resolutions and Digging In.

As many bloggers take a break for the holidays, I wondered about how to keep up with family and holiday happenings, and still keep up with writing. Taking a break is tempting, but then I realized that there are older posts … Continue reading

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My Blog is Me, But I Am Not My Blog…

It’s been an amazing week for Tales From the Motherland, and it’s given me lots to think about. Last weekend, my story On My Father’s Birthday, A Letter to His Killer was Freshly Pressed on Word Press. This was my … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: Just Like Those Movies…

Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, a weekly 100-word flash fiction challenge with a photo prompt. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields leads our merry band of writers, asking that we do our best work, and make an effort to read and support our fellow Fictioneers. … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: Heaven or Hell?

Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, the best flash fiction in town! Each week– on Wednesday, not Friday, writers from all over the world throw their hats in the ring, and respond to a photo prompt. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields leads our merry band, … Continue reading

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Tipsy Lit, Prompted: Previewing My Novel

Welcome to the Tipsy Lit Weekly Writing Challenge. On the heals of winning by a tiny margin last week, I’m giving it another shot. The prompt this week was exciting for me, as it worked perfectly for me to share … Continue reading

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Much Appreciated: I’d Like To Thank The Academy and Tons of Other People

When it comes to blogging and writing, I’ve had both talent and luck on my side. I tend to be Teflon™ when it comes to compliments, hence my very self-deprecating sense of humor. I will acknowledge here, on this post … Continue reading

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