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April Fools’ Day

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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

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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

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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

The Renegade Wife, by Caroline Warfield

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

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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

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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

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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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SCATTERED SEEDS, a Novel Set in Colonial America

Scattered Seeds by Julie Doherty

I’ve never given birth, but childbearing women tell me there’s always that one child who lets them know early on it’s going to dance to its own beat. The first sign of rebellion might appear as intolerable morning sickness, constant

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Free Coloring Page

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I don’t feel like writing, so I spent some time putting together a free coloring page. You can download it by clicking the image above. Why did I do this? Well, Irish Wolfhounds play a role in my novel, SCENT

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