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Why I NaNoWriMo November 18, 2019

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Balancing Act: Why I NaNoWriMo: A writer friend asked me the other day why I would bother with NaNoWriMo. She meant it as a compliment since I’m a “real writer…


Nightmare Fuel: The Collection November 14, 2019

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Balancing Act: Nightmare Fuel: The Collection: For the past few years, I’ve participated in an October Flash Fiction Challenge called The Nightmare Fuel Project . Fellow writer  Bliss…


IWSG: Lowered Expectations November 7, 2019

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Balancing Act: IWSG: Lowered Expectations: Welcome to the first Wednesday of the month. You know what that means! It’s time to let our insecurities hang out. Yep, it’s t…


From my Blogger: Tim Burton Favs October 25, 2019

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An open letter to the lawmakers of Alabama May 23, 2019

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The Recovering Evangelical

Dear Pro-Life Advocates:

Congratulations. After 46 years, you did it. You’ve taken a huge step toward the goal of overturning Roe vs. Wade and reestablishing the sanctity of all human life. From the first heartbeat to the last, you have declared all life to be valuable.

I know that this long, hard battle is not over. Lawsuits will be filed. Court decisions will be made. Other states, and even the federal government will weigh in on the issue. But this is an important step.

I’ve just got one question for you, though: Now what?

What comes next? Where do we go from here? What does this mean for unborn children and the mothers who carry them?

I mean, we all know that outlawing abortion does not mean an end to unwanted pregnancies, so does this mean that you will now provide easier access to birth control? Does this mean that…

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Remote Control by Jennifer Ruth Jackson December 12, 2018

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A disturbing but well done holiday story by Jennifer Ruth Jackson. (shudder)

Lonesome October Lit

+++Pete stood at the foot of his little brother’s bed, clenching and unclenching his fists. Bits of wrapping paper still clung to his pajamas and sweat rolled into his narrowed eyes.

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Hillsborough Local Book Fair Schedule of Events November 20, 2018

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Looks like a great day of readings. Can’t wait!

Friends of the Orange County Public Library

The Friends of the Orange County Public Library present the Hillsborough Local Authors Book Fair on Saturday, November 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., hosted in the Main Branch of the Orange County Public Library. Shop “Small Business” Saturday and support our great local authors and bookstore. For more information, visit our Facebook Event page.

Here is the full list of readings that will be presented upstairs in the Library:

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.   Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green will give the keynote address.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.   Barbara Claypole White, Morrow Dowdle, Carol Strickland, Samantha Bryant, Emily Beuhler, and Anne Anthony will read for 10 minutes each.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.     Lee Smith will read for one hour.

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.       Anna Jean Mayhew will read for one hour.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.     …

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