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WRITING THIS AND THAT

What a whirlwind week this has been! I can’t remember when I’ve been more enthusiastic about writing done and writing planned! In the first six days post release, the copies have flown off my shelf and out of Amazon and … Continue reading

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SNEAK PEEK: THE EYES HAVE IT

Enjoy this sneak peak at THE EYES HAVE IT! Kuwait–Saudi Arabia Border—1991 Josh’s Arabic was rudimentary. He understood it better than he spoke it, although even that was rough. But the most flawless Arabic wouldn’t have made this conversation with … Continue reading

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COMING EARLY FALL…

 THE EYES HAVE IT! Star-crossed lovers, 21st century style. “With her new novel, Dawn Lajeunesse proves she understands the human heart as well as any writer working today, and she knows how to make a reader’s heart thump hard—with anticipation, … Continue reading

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LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING: PART THREE

There are so many forms of love! This series will address romantic love, of which there also are multiple forms. There’s that soul-shocking first love. “You never forget your first love” is a statement made by nearly everyone who has … Continue reading

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LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING – PART TWO

There are so many forms of love! This series will address romantic love, of which there also are multiple forms. There’s that soul-shocking first love. “You never forget your first love” is a statement made by nearly everyone who has … Continue reading

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FISHING FOR FEEDBACK

I often have multiple projects going at the same time. Generally, though, one keeps rising to the top, the one I want to be perfect from the first paragraph. The opening page of a novel can make or break a … Continue reading

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Excerpt from AUTUMN COLORS

Autumn Colors was my first published novel. I don’t talk about my own books often enough, or so I’m told. Generally speaking, I don’t like to repeat myself a lot. But I’m working on a submission for the Snowflakes In A … Continue reading

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FEELING A NOVEL

People read for different reasons. Lovers of non-fiction are absorbed by history or science or politics – or whatever topic draws their interest. Lovers of the novel vary just as much, with some drawn to science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, … 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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WHERE DO WRITING IDEAS COME FROM?

I’m often surprised by the number of people who ask me where I get my ideas for novels. To me, they come naturally – life experiences, special people, news stories – ideas are everywhere. For example, the idea for my first novel, … Continue reading

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