Author: Julie Doherty
Fiction That's Plaid to the Bone

Canning Season is Upon Us

In my little corner of Pennsylvania, it’s not unusual to find home-canned goods lining the shelves of pantries. If you tally up the cost of processing, I’m not sure canning food is a cost-effective endeavor. Still, it’s nice to know

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A New Chapter (Not the Book Kind)

This is the state of my office. If you’re one of the sorry SOBs following me on Facebook, you know by my overshares that I’ve been going through some stuff. You also know I haven’t written much in the past

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April Fools’ Day

In my childhood home, there were four holidays worth celebrating: Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and April Fools’ Day. We looked forward to Christmas, Easter, and Halloween for obvious reasons. Presents and candy. Yippee! But, oh, April Fools’ Day. That was the

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When the Writing Mojo is a No Show

I photographed my flower bed today. That’s a pumpkin. From Halloween. Did I mention today is January 14th? It may interest you to know that the Christmas wreaths are still on the upstairs windows, too. What can I say? It’s

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Writing Through Stress

You may have noticed a lull in my blogging. Or, not. In April, two important things happened. First, Soul Mate Publishing released my second novel, SCATTERED SEEDS. Second, I moved with the clan chief to a grand, old house. Things

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Making Soap – Hands On Research

I love making soap. Sure, it’s cheap to buy, but have you ever read the list of ingredients in store-bought soap? I know what’s in mine: lye, oils, essential oils. Period. Oh, lye, you think. That stuff is really harsh.

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Caroline Warfield’s The Renegade Wife

Caroline Warfield is celebrating her latest release, THE RENEGADE WIFE, with a giveaway! This one sounds so good. As you might guess, she had me at “isolated cabin.” 😉 Enter HERE for a chance to win a kindle copy of

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18th Century Fail

I’m not sure why I get excited about power outages. Actually, wait. Yes, I do. In 1972, Hurricane Agnes stalled over Pennsylvania and turned our normally verdant commonwealth into a bowl of squash soup. I was five years old at

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Brotherly Advice from Scattered Seeds

It will soon be 261 years since my characters from SCATTERED SEEDS boarded The Charming Hannah in Derry, Ireland and set sail for Philadelphia. Here’s the letter that started it all, written from one brother to another: Dearest Edward, Forgive

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When Your Dad Labels Something IMPORTANT

Someone recently asked me to name one thing—other than loved ones or pets—I’d save from my burning house. Of course, we all know you should never, EVER run back into a burning house, but the question was asked hypothetically. My

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