Monthly Archives: January 2014

Should take my own advice

I recently guest blogged at Free Book Dude, basically telling aspiring authors everywhere that there comes a time when you’re done writing, so get on with it. So, guess what I’ve been doing for the past four weeks or so? … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Gracie the Wander Cat: When a Stranger Calls

So, I’m relaxing in the house the other evening when there’s a knock at the door. I answer: and I can’t believe it. It’s Russell: Russell! What. The. Hell? So I give him the fish eye: He gives me the … Continue reading

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Tomb Stories: Pioneers and Hard Scrabble

In Waythehelloutthere Virginia, there’s this little church: Timber Ridge Primitive Baptist, with this little cemetery: where some of the first settlers in the Shenandoah Valley were laid to rest, such as the Coe’s, Revolutionary War veterans and pioneers: The unfortunately … Continue reading

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A bit of respite from the ice and snow

Just this past November, a beautiful, mild day in Ft. Valley, near Strasburg, Virginia: Okay, back to winter…

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