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As we approach the Muse Online Conference 2009 I’d like to share this

From the 5th annual Readers and Authors Get Together 2009: Agents and Editors share their thoughts on pitching. Enjoy.

Repost: Book Review: Not Remembered, Never Forgotten by Robert Allan Hafetz

Robert Allan Hafetz Not Remembered, Never Forgotten: An Adoptees Search for His Birthfamily Gateway Press, Inc., 2005, 117 pages, $20.00 ISBN: 0-9770202-0-7 (Nonfiction, Memoir) “Searching involves the risk that the truth might be painful, and many adoptees refuse to search because what they might discover could be devastating.” There are many similarities between my adoption […]

Repost: Book Review: Destruction of Innocence: A True Story of Child Abduction by Rosalie Hollingsworth

Rosalie Hollingsworth Destruction of Innocence: A True Story of Child Abduction iUniverse, 2009, 266 pages, $20.95 ISBN: 978–1–4401–2502–7 (pbk) (Nonfiction, Biography/Autobiography/Memoir)

“My mind kept centering on the race to find my missing daughter, Triana. I wondered if this search would ever end. I had first lost her when she was one-year-old, and it took me […]

Repost: Book Review: Pursuit of Light by Sandy Brewer

Sandy Brewer Pursuit of Light: An Extraordinary Journey Peach Tree House, 2007, 224 pages, $24.95 ISBN: 978-0-9796554-4-9 (Self-help, Memoir, Inspirational)

“Every moment is a choice, and every choice reverberates . . . Every moment presents an opportunity to ‘pay it forward’.”

Abuse is not a chosen lifestyle for the child placed there by the abuser. […]

Repost: Writing link: The Etymology Dictionary

Have you ever wondered what lies behind a word, not just the meaning found in a dictionary, but its history or story of how it came to be? That’s where etymology comes in.

Check out the Etymology Dictionary.

For example, take the word “gadget”, this is what it says:

“1886, gadjet (but said to date […]

Repost: Christina Katz talks about the writer’s platform

Good morning everyone

Today I have a treat for you. I have been reading Christina’s e-zines for a long time, and had the honor of meeting her face-to-face on May 5th when she held a workshop at our local library in Bellevue, WA. When the opportunity to host an interview with her came up, I […]

Repost: Introducing Shechinah Third Temple, Inc. and Jerry Pollock, Ph.D,

My good friend Cheryl Malandrinos asked me to help spread the word about this new book and organization. Since I was ill for about a month with pneumonia and am in the last minute stage of arranging my daughter’s wedding I offered to post something on my blog in lieu of an interview.

Jerry Pollock, […]

Repost: Book Review – Micah’s Child by Lang Buchanan

Micah’s Child Lang Buchanan Dragonon Inc., Mason, OH, 2006 504 pages $17.95 ISBN: 0-9763398-5-4

“I walked to the back of the room to turn out the lights on that half of my portable classroom and saw a twice-folded, handwritten note. Usually, I would have just thrown it away but not this time. The unrecognized scribble […]

Repost: The English Language and Spelling

Modern science provided us with a universal method of studying and mastering any subject. This method, highly successful in music, wasn’t applied to language because there was a fixed method of language study in existence long before modern science appeared. The problem with that old system — it was invented to apply to languages with […]

Repost: Happy Birthday to Me [6-12-08]

Well today I turn 53 and my daughter graduates from University on Saturday.

Am I feeling old? You bet. Where have all those years gone?

The last four just seemed to whip by in such haste.

Yet I can’t fool anyone, not even myself, the age itself isn’t old, it’s the body’s feeling and what […]