Category: Life

About Life

Vanishing Authors

Those of you who follow me on Twitter have likely seen me comment over the years about why so many authors (mostly working in the indie or self-published arenas) seem to vanish from social media and other writer forums. As I have also commented, I have had a few ideas as to why this happens, …

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The Christmas Present

When I was a kid, my family didn’t have a lot. We were kind of like the poverty-stricken snake: We didn’t have a pit to hiss in. One thing we did have was family, such as it was. I never knew my dad’s mother or my mom’s father; they both died before I was born. …

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The Christmas Tree

As an author, I’m asked many times about my favorite Christmas memories. The questions come from readers, publishers, reviewers, and many others. Those memories tend to wind up being edited down to a paragraph. Maybe two. You can’t really do justice to a memory in that space. Growing up in the Missouri Ozarks, we often …

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When Pigs Fly

When I was a kid, Thanksgiving was always the big “family holiday”. We usually went to the farm that my aunt and uncle owned and had a big family dinner with them, but it was always the next couple of days that stuck in my mind. Don’t get me wrong, though…the turkey and ham that …

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Thanksgiving Day 2018

Today, Thanksgiving Day, we are all occupied with thoughts of things we are thankful for in our lives. This perfectly normal and, honestly, what we should all be thinking of. But I want to take a few minutes to remind you, perhaps, of a few things you should be thankful for that you may have …

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