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Wilma’s Holiday

Wilma’s Holiday
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Wilma behaved beautifully last night and didn’t bark at any trick-or-treaters. After the festivities, I asked her how she was feeling. “Bring me a lemon coke, child,” she said. “Mama needs to rest.” Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Editing Your Stories

Editing Your Stories

How many stories do you have in your heart, waiting to be told? What keeps you from telling them? Sometimes you start to write and it gets too complicated and the characters don’t do what you want them to do and the locations aren’t clear and the timelines won’t fit and you begin to lose […]

Burbank Library’s Local Authors’ Showcase

Burbank Library’s Local Authors’ Showcase

Sales can be exhausting. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Ideas

Ideas

It may feel like inspiration comes from nowhere. But I think we create it ourselves. My father-in-law says “preparation, incubation, inspiration, implementation.” To me this means research, thought, the aha moment and the jotting down. Lately I’ve been doing the preparation and incubation part: I research a possibility, think about it, look it up in […]

October 18th in Altadena

October 18th in Altadena

Big doings in Altadena this weekend! What to do, what to do? Here are a couple of things not to miss. I’d say go to the rally first, then head off to Eliot School because: Altadenish must vote Yes on Measure A November 4th—that is, if the Altadena Libraries are to survive. This Saturday there […]

Art Night II

Art Night II

Art Night Pasadena brings happy crowds to Pasadena’s many art venues and last night that included the Central Library. It was a family-friendly event with local authors, artists, dancers and musicians and it was a huge success. How often does my book get its picture taken with celebrities? The Reiyukai Creative Recycling display was particularly […]

Freebies

Freebies

Blog friends have been my online support through thick and thin. I think you’ve all read Camelot & Vine by now. You’ve certainly heard enough about it. But as the publication of Act As If approaches, I want to give you some chances to read Camelot & Vine or share it with a friend for […]

Boz, One Year Gone

Boz, One Year Gone

I’ve been thinking of today as a milestone, the day I’d stop grieving for Boz. I’m incorrect about this, of course. You don’t just hit the one year mark and say, “OK! Done! Whew!” In some ways I don’t want to stop missing Boz. I’d feel guilty. Call me silly. And guilt is only part […]

Wilma’s First Three Months

Wilma’s First Three Months

Today marks 3 months since Wilma came to live with us. Together, we’ve: graduated from the Reactive Rover class at the Pasadena Humane Society  where we acquired evasion tactics for avoiding malicious fluff-dogs; learned to walk politely on the leash (mostly); not killed any squirrels; and begun to sort of ignore cats. I don’t know […]

Rain

Rain

Well, that was nice. For some of us. A certain person named Wilma charged bravely out the back door to secure the perimeter against rain-crazed squirrels. Then she came in and crashed from the stress, curling up in her bed and moaning with disgust. Either that or she was snoring. It’s a good day to […]

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