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AGAINST ALL ODDS IS FINALLY HERE!!

 Dear Readers, My new book, “Against All Odds,” is finally here! It was launched Tues. April…

DESIRE – The Novel – Coming April 2021

 Dear Readers, I have been faithfully working on a few projects here, amidst my full-time day…

Happy 59th Birthday in Heaven, My Loving Trent

 Dear Readers, This is the 59th birthday of my loving Trent, my soulmate, confidante, best friend,…

NaNoWriMO 2020 coming to a close!! Last words…going for the 50k WIN!!

 Dear Readers, As usual, every November, when the leaves have turned brown, orange and golden, the…

LET THERE BE LOVE

Let there be falling leavesfrom well-worn trees,towering oaks,and silver birch,etched in timewith lines to tellwhat they’ve…

DESIRE: The New Novel Coming Soon in 2020

Dear Readers, The New Novel is halfway done!! I am unbelievably STOKED as I write this…

Farewell To My Radio Hero: A King Among Men, the Incomparable Don Jackson of CHFI Fame

Dear Readers, The world lost a beautiful soul this past week on July 12, when former…

FINDERS of LOST LOVES

Dear Readers, SOMEONE has touched my heart –DEEPLY. He did it many years ago. Unannounced. Without…

Quarantine Days of Romance, Old Soul Music & Other Ponderings

Hello Dear Readers, Sorry for being quiet and not posting for a while. This whole Covid-19…

AGAINST ALL ODDS: A BI-COASTAL LOVE STORY FROM CHICAGO TO L.A.

Dear Readers, The first women’s romance novel I wrote in 1993 is about to be published…

EMBRACING THE CHANGES: Life Is What Happens When We’re Busy Making Other Plans

Dear Readers, I’ve discovered long ago –and have been reflecting on it this past week —…

What The Christmas Holidays Mean To Me

Dear Readers, I am posting an essay I wrote tonight about what Christmas means to me.…

NANOWRIMO — GRAND FINALE!!!

Dear Readers! We’ve reached the finish line for the annual novel writing challenge, NaNoWriMo — or…

NEW NOVEL!! NANOWRIMO 2019 — CALL MY NAME —

Dear Readers, November started with a bang! The annual Novel Writing Challenge, which has an acronym…

100 Day Gratitude Challenge — Day 25 — Tell a Friend Something They’ve Done That You Appreciated

Dear Readers, We’ve reached day #25 of the 100 Day Gratitude Challenge. Today I want to…

100 Day Gratitude Challenge — Day #22 — Make Three People Smile

Dear Readers, It’s Day Number 22 of the 100 Day Gratitude Challenge. Today, your challenge is…

Day #16 — The 100 Day Gratitude Challenge — Give Someone A List of Qualities You Like About Them

Dear Readers, Today is Gratitude Day #16 of the 100 Day Gratitude Challenge. I’m pleased to…

THE BOB PAFF RADIO SHOW –WCBM 680 — FRI SEPT 27, 2019

Dear Readers, I am posting the link for Bob’s latest fabulous show. Click below to join…

100 Day Gratitude Challenge — Day #3 — Surround Yourself With Nature and be Grateful For The Sights

Dear Readers, It’s Day Number Three of this Gratitude Challenge which I will be posting about…

FALL TIME IS IN THE AIR…

Dear Readers, Can you feel it? That certain Fall Feeling? There’s a slight dampness in the…

THE BOB PAFF SHOW

Dear Readers, Have a listen to the link I’m posting here. My Friday nights, from 6:00…

ALL ALONG, I WAS A SOMEBODY

Dear Readers, Does any of the following sound familiar? When I grow up, I’m going to…

SURVIVOR’S GUILT AFTER A SUICIDE LOSS

Dear Readers, This is a sensitive topic, since you know by now that I lost my…

GRIEFWORK AND WHY IT’S NEVER DONE AND OVER WITH

Dear Readers, Today I feel called to write about grief work and the repercussions of losing…

PASSION!!! RE-RELEASE!!!! FREE ON KINDLE From July 9 to 13th!!!

Dear Readers, Get my book PASSION for FREE!!! It’s a re-release party for my novel!!!! To…