Tag Archives: storyworld

Lost in the Digital Age

I was lost on a long, unending road somewhere between Bossier City, Louisiana and Hot Springs, Arkansas. My atlas was falling apart, plus it was hard to read while driving, my gas gauge had already passed E, and my pre-paid … Continue reading

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Nurture, Nature–Who Does Marji Laine Blame???

What kind of child walks into walls? Daydreams about surviving the Amazon jungle and flying with Mary Poppins–then actually attempts this using a post and umbrella. What kind of adult becomes so immersed in her make-believe world, she brings a southern California … Continue reading

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Summer or Winter? (Giveaway Alert!)

My husband and I have a battle going on over who has control of the thermostat. Add to this the fact that my body has its own heat-vs-cold war going on, and you’ll understand why I alternate between my electric … Continue reading

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Primping It Writer-Style (And Giveaway!)

I’m so honored–and excited!–to have my friend and super talented author, Shannon Taylor Vannatter, sharing with you today! If you think I’m crazy … 😉 Make sure to read through to the end of this post, because there’s a giveaway! Shannon is … Continue reading

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Criminal, me? No! I’m a Writer!

I admit it: I get some strange stares if (okay, when) I give voice to a thought running through my brain. But as you’ll soon read, I’m not the only one who gets “those looks.” And I’m most definitely not the … Continue reading

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Mystery and Mayhem! Oh My!

With every novel release, readers often ask me, “Is this book based on your life?” My response: “In bits.” Then I leave it to them to decipher which parts are real, or at least, partially real. 😉 I’m noticing a … Continue reading

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The What If Game

My mind can bounce in a thousand directions, working every scenario a hundred ways, resulting in humorous and often irrational situations. Inside my head, there is never a dull … nor quiet … moment. What if our pilot falls asleep, there’s … Continue reading

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