A Cool Dark Place

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Wow! I went into e-labor on Tuesday afternoon. One shockingly painless hour later my first e-book, The  River Within, was born on Amazon! But wait. What’s this? Twins! Even as I write this I’m crowning on  Smashwords – #3,410 in the upload queue. Hmm…definitely a longer labor but still painless. I never  would have e-magined publishing an e-book could be this easy. I …

Pseudonyms, Aliases, and AKAs.

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People always ask, “Why do you write under so many names? Who are you?” I’m all of them! My birth name is Victoria Trautman, daughter of Mary Elizabeth Newton and Lowell Clare Trautman. My grandmother’s maiden name was Baxter, a name our family had encouraged my brother to call his daughter. When he didn’t, I took Baxter as my middle …

Box o’skunks

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I’m usually pretty heartless at work. I let nature take it’s course. But I saw these little guys six days ago outside their den. Their blue eyes had just opened and I assumed that like naughty kittens everywhere they were exploring their world while mama was off foraging. They were five of them, feisty and running around, tails high. One …


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1)   A corner, cubbyhole. 2)   Alcove in a wall; niche. 3)   Place where two lines intersect. 4)   The Barnes and Noble reader I just bought. Approaching my latest technological adventure with the usual blend of e-dread and fascination!

…then Go!

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I didn’t lose her after all! The Muse has returned, a bit dusty and windblown, but she’s back. I found her in my desk drawer. (Or should I say she found me?) In there, I came upon an old blank card – a firelit gypsy sitting on the steps of her vardo, stars in her hair, a red fox curled …

If You Don’t Know What to Do, Wait.

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Help! I need inspiration. Mine’s all gone. I think it blew away at work in all the sand and wind and dust. I swam last night, walked the dogs this morning, cleaned my altar, meditated, and still have no idea what the next indicated thing to do is…

For Women Who Read

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Two fun sites for the ladies where we can read and review, for what’s better than reading and talking about reading? http://www.storycirclebookreviews.org/ http://www.womensbookreviews.com/