Tyranny, Time and Trust

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So it’s 9:53 pm and I’m writing tomorrow’s blog post. I procrastinate. A lot. Or maybe I just have four children. Everything that is not bleeding, hungry, crying, yelling, or broken gets pushed to the bottom of the list, and a blog post tends to be very quiet. Invisible, even. Until I realize it’s Thursday night and something needs to …

Five Things I (Re)Learned This Week

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Our six-novella box set released this week, and it’s reminded me of a number of things that I know well, but that always seem to come to light during book launches, especially when it comes to reviews. You can’t please everyone. Some readers liked one novella over another, which is of course to be expected. Some of the authors in …

Peace I Give Unto You

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N is for naps. They’re delightful, and I don’t know why little kids, who have more energy than sense and no need for naps, get to take them and we don’t. Well, actually I do. It’s precisely because they have more energy than sense, and we need a break. When we first brought Mira home, at three months old, they …

When Losing is Winning

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I must now declare myself a Nano “loser.” They call it “winning” when you write 50,000 words, though you actually get only bragging rights and a “Purple Bar of Glory” for your website. I did not write 50,ooo words in November. I only wrote a little under 31,500. But I’m OK with that. It was taking too big a toll on …

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

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F is for flowers. I like flowers. I don’t know much about them, can’t identify too many of them. Roses. Carnations. Sunflowers. That’s about it. But they make me happy. Sometimes I add the $4 bouquet of carnations to my cart the grocery store when I’m buying food. They last forever and they make my kitchen a brighter place. I think John …

Daniel’s Design: Horse Capital of the World

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Daniel Knight, Mercy’s last hero, lives in Boulder but is currently working in Lexington, Kentucky as an architectural designer. In 1775, William McConnell and a group of frontier explorers were camped at a natural spring when word came that the first battle of the American Revolution had been fought in Lexington, Massachusetts. In honor of the battle, the group named …

Steve’s Home: Great Barrington

Carole Towriss Book Launch, Research, Unlikely Merger, Writing 0 Comments

Mercy Lacewell’s latest contact is Steve LeClerc. His brother’s trucking business is headquartered in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, ranked #1 in Smithsonian magazine‘s 2012 list of “The 20 Best Small Towns in America”. Great Barrington is part of The Berkshires. The Berkshires actually run through Massachusetts and Connecticutt, but the term is used by locals in reference only to the portion of the mountain range that lies within …