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My current project began with a plan to write a history of the Armenian Church where I spent much of my childhood and teen years. It’s evolved since its original conception and likely will evolve further as I continue my … Continue reading

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Do you believe that our departed loved ones watch over us from up there among the stars? October 25th is a sad day for me every year. On October 25, 1972 Paul, the man I expected to spend the rest … Continue reading

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Three…two…one…LIFT OFF! In less than one month my newest novel, Star Catching, will make its debut! Early copies will go out to friends and editors who helped make it what it is: A family struck by tragedy is forced to … Continue reading

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A New Opening for Gram & Me!

Thanks to the eye-opening comments of a friend who is not afraid to provide an honest critique, I have revised the opening pages of Gram & Me. Continue reading

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Where Writing Ideas Come From – Part Two

I keep a lengthy list of story ideas. Some have materialized and have been published. Some are in the works. And some are just ideas. I list them and reference them periodically, letting potential story lines “free associate” somewhere in … Continue reading

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Great review of In Her Mother’s Shoes

Okay, so I didn’t win the WD Self Published Book Competition. But I felt like a winner when I received this evaluation of In Her Mother’s Shoes: 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Entry Title In Her Mother’s Shoes … Continue reading

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With Easter behind us, Mothers’ Day can’t be far away. Some mothers just plain and simple should never have been mothers. This is not about them. This is about the less-than-perfect mothers who looked forward to having children and truly … Continue reading

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