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THE MIRACLE PHOTO

For the last three years I’ve been involved with the process of closing and selling the church where I grew up. It was a sad time, but also a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends, form new friendships, and … Continue reading

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THE ROAD BACK

It was brought to my attention recently that three of my four books are no longer available on Amazon. My first book, Autumn Colors, was published by Author House, and is still available for purchase. However, In Her Mother’s Shoes, … Continue reading

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ARMENIAN DANCES: THE MAKING OF A HISTORICAL NOVEL

Two years ago, I posted about a plan to write a history of the Armenian church where I spent much of my childhood through young adulthood. I wrote about my earliest research and its impact on me in my 2/4/19 … Continue reading

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THE PRODIGAL WRITER

Mea Culpa for my absence – but with an excuse. My last post was in October 2020 – almost 4 months ago. Wow, has a lot happened since then or what? While the world was watching the American election mess, … Continue reading

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FAREWELL TO “THE NINTH STREET CHURCH”

Participants in the service also received a recorded message from Rev. Joanne Gulezian-Hartunian, who served the church during much of the 1990’s. Her message was You Are The Church. She shared memories of church dinners and Sunday School activities and … Continue reading

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HUMAN STRENGTH

I’ve written very little of my historical fiction about Armenians so far. I’ve spent the past 18 months immersed in research. Since I’ve not written historical fiction before, part of my research has included reading several historical fictions that have … Continue reading

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ARMENIAN HISTORY AND FOOD

I don’t usually do book reviews on this site. However, in my research for my eventual historical fiction about Armenians and their immigration to America during and following the 1915 genocide in Turkey, I came across a marvelous book that … Continue reading

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ARMENIAN FAIRYTALES

Shnor-ha-vor (soorp) dzu-noont!  Merry Christmas! During a visit with one of the Armenian women who was kind enough to let me interview her for my historical fiction, she shared a delightful find with me (actually, a few delightful finds, but … Continue reading

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NETGALLEY FEATURES THE EYES HAVE IT!

I’m thrilled to announce that my novel, THE EYES HAVE IT,  is a themed-week feature book in the Romance category on NetGalley from 11/11/19-11/17/19! If you are unfamiliar with NetGalley, it is a site where book reviewers and other professional readers … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING OUR ARMENIAN HERITAGE

Pa-ree lo’o ees! Good Morning! Last weekend I had the pleasure of spending time with my extended Armenian family in the Boston area. My local cousin, my sister and her spouse, and I joined with cousins for an Essegian/Mahakian reunion … Continue reading

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