All Work and No Play…..

All work and no play make Allison a dull girl.  All work and no play make Allison a dull girl.  All work and no play make Allison a dull girl……  Do my sister and I look the twins from The Shining? All work and no play make Allison a dull girl.  All work and no play make Allison a…

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Wanna-Be Author or Will-Be Author: Which one are you?

What is the difference between a wanna-be author and a will-be author? Well I’m glad you asked (it would have been an uneventful post otherwise).  Up until November 1, 2012 I was a wanna-be author.  For almost three years I sort-of-kind-of, messed around with the idea of not really writing a book; at least that’s what I told people whenever…

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If Baby Could Talk – Pretty Kitty

Baby was on the floor rolling around from one end to the other.  He stopped when he saw Gwennie walking by.  With a wide smile and overwhelming happiness in his eyes he squealed with joy.  “Pretty Kitty!  Pretty, pretty kitty!” Gwennie, annoyed as usual, sneered at him as she marched by.  “Yes little thing; that’s right.  I’m pretty.  You’re very…

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The Stupid in Ghost Hunting….

It started like this – a concerned phone call from my mother; worried that while I was off visiting haunted sites I might bring something back with me…..a paranormal visitor of sorts.  Anyone who watches Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, A Haunted, etc., has heard the stories of how spirits attached themselves to a member of the living community and made…

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A Random Conversation With My Husband.

It was an all too familiar moment.  I came home from grocery shopping; unloaded the baby and the groceries from the car and as I was putting everything away, I realized I forgot a key ingredient for that night’s dinner.  So, I called my husband. “Hey babe,” he answered. “Hey.  Watchya doing?” “Um…..I’m at work so I’m…um…working.” “You’re working? At…

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The Moon River Brewing Company

From www.freedigitalphotos.net In just over a week, my sister-in-law and I will be on our way to Savannah for a much needed girls weekend.  I can’t wait!  While I don’t know our entire itinerary – don’t tell Clark Griswold – I’ll never hear the end of it – I can tell you about one stop we’ll be making; the Moon…

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Gwennie’s Letter to Santa Cat

Dear Santa Cat, I’ve been a very, extremely good girl this year.  If you need verification, just ask Jesus.  I wrote him a letter asking him to forgive me for any naughtiness that may have occurred over the past year and since he hasn’t responded, I assume we’re good to proceed with the Christmas presents. My list is as follows:…

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A Conversation I Had with My Heroine

Heroine -( giggle giggle).  I had to double-check the spelling of it.  The last thing I want is for people to think I have heroin, in my possession; nevermind that I’d be having a conversation with it. I sat down at my husband’s computer and began logging in.  But before the novel-writing festivities could begin, I had a few cyber…

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Diary of a Cranky Cat – A Letter to Jesus

Dear Diary, Christmas is coming up and I have a dilemma.  As you probably have guessed by now, I’m not always a good girl.  This realization occurred to me as I sat down to write my letter to Santa Cat.  Santa Cat won’t come and bring me presents unless I’ve truly been a good girl.  So I decided to ask…

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Location and Scenery

Every writer is burdened, to some extent with picking a setting for his or her novel.  In my case, I like to pick a setting that carries a certain amount of inspiration with it.  I first started writing this novel in Oxnard, California back in 2010.  Of course, because I lived in California at the time I picked a California…

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