Monthly Archives: June 2011

Chap's Mama's Deer (Venison) Stew

  It’s hot and gonna get hotter, and it’s gonna stay hot all summer long, so I’m going to go ahead and make a big batch of Deer Stew before the weather gets so hot I can just stick the … Continue reading

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More Piercing Perils of a Wicked Step Mom

Needless to say, the Princess did not get a straight C report card and therefore did not get a belly ring. And she was as far away as Dallas/Fort Worth from the B report that would have required me to … Continue reading

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Conference Encouragement

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2nd Weddings, baby watch and biting monkeys, take your pick

As you whiz past your Twenties with a fond goodbye and jump on that bullet train tearing toward Middle Age, you expect certain things out of life. Yes, there are the inevitable down sides, like those nagging questions from well-meaning … Continue reading

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Agent Quest, Cute Kitties, and some of the best advice I've ever received

I woke up late last night to an unfamiliar sound–Rain! Not enough to end the record-breaking Texas drought, but welcome and lovely, and I went outside and raised my face to the thundercloud and let the wind and rain soak … Continue reading

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Please, for the love of God, don't use fireworks this year

I know, I usually try to find the funny side of almost every thing.But I want to tell you, anywhere in Texas, even in usually green, fertile East Texas, fireworks are not funny.I don’t care who you are, and how … Continue reading

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Perfect Pitch–How to get an agent's attention

The first thing to know about pitching to an agent or editor is, “Don’t panic.” I know getting an audience with an agent or editor feels like your entire writing career, your lifeand those of your pets and children are … Continue reading

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