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The Night My Grandpa Went to War

The Night My Grandpa Went to War He was fighting against a small but tenacious enemy. . I’ll never forget the night my Grandpa went to war. Grandpa was a little too young when World War I started, and too old when World War II came along, so he never got to fight the Germans. No, his enemy was far more…

I Broke All the Rules to Pay Down My Debts

I never even made a budget — but it worked anyway. Several years ago, I was swimming in debt. Between student loans from my graduate degree, credit cards, and housing costs, I was stuck in a pattern that had started in college, where I was spending most of my salary paying off debt, leaving me no money for emergencies. Or anything fun. When…

You’re Never Going to Write That Novel — or Whatever Your Secret Dream Is

If you can’t turn your dream into a passion, you’ll never succeed. This weekend I published my 14th book. After finishing writing the book earlier in the week, I spent part of the weekend editing, formatting and publishing it on Amazon and then setting up advertising and social media for the new release. I also updated and published an update…

Why Am I Getting So Many More Phishing Emails Lately?

How the non-stop barrage of scam emails catches some people off-guard. “You Paypal account is on hold. You must log in immediately to update missing information or we will suspend account. Enter you log-in here.” Receiving an email like this might be a cause for concern except for three things that caught my attention: Paypal — like all reputable and secure sites — won’t…

The Breast Cancer People Won’t Leave Me Alone!

Why is breast cancer treated differently than any other disease — including the ones we are most likely to die from? I went for a mammogram recently — mostly because the breast cancer people would not leave me alone. About three months ago, I started getting reminders to go in for a mammogram. Not from my doctor, but from the cancer center who does the…

Getting Bored? How About Some Love?

I’ve got a hot new release coming out on Amazon today,  just the thing to take your mind off of all the sadness in the world right now.  “Right as Rain” is the third book in the Diamond Bay series. It’s a quick read featuring a seasoned couple who move from enemies to lovers while navigating differences of opinion on…