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How did we get here?

Jill Blog, culture, Lifestyle talk, News, sexual harassment 4 Comments

I suppose I’m a bit behind to be jumping in on this discussion, but I take a few days to process my thoughts. And what I’ve been mulling over, unfortunately, is how we got here. You can’t turn on the television or open the interwebs without headlines about Matt Lauer, Weinstein, Franken and more blaring in your face. Suddenly there’s …

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Novella now on Amazon!

Jill Uncategorized 2 Comments

Ever since I wrote Falling for Texas, I’ve wanted to write Jack and Janie’s story. They are secondary characters in that book that I so enjoyed writing. When we were with our dinner group one night, we began discussing how everyone met and started dating. Those stories inspired me to write The Start of Us. It’s a flashback novella, jumping …

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Winding Roads

Jill Blog, News 9 Comments

I’ve been spending a lot (maybe too much!) time with fictional characters lately. I wonder what they are doing while I’m at work. I hope I have their nuances right and that they’re likeable. If you hang out on my Facebook page, you know I’ve been asking some strange writing questions about cats and restaurants lately. And that I recently …

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Merry Christmas

Jill Holidays 4 Comments

A few years ago, I gave up doing traditional Christmas cards. I wanted to. I tried. But it felt stressful instead of peaceful, and at the encouragement of a friend, I let it go. I felt guilty and sometimes still do, but mostly, I feel relieved. I love getting cards in the mail and sweet pictures from friends. It’s such …