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My First Vendor’s Booth

Waco, Texas was the sight of my first vendor’s booth to promote my memoir, “Triumph! A Battle Plan for Joy.”  The occasion was the 2014 Annual Session of the Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas. I arrived on Sunday to locate my booth and receive instructions. The host church, Antioch Baptist Church, pastored by Rev. […]

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Best Selling Author Kathleen Kent

Best selling author, Kathleen Kent, was the speaker at the Dallas Area Writers Group’s (DAWG) November meeting. Kathleen has written three best-selling novels: The Heretic’s Daughter, The Traitor’s Wife, and The Outcasts (collectively published in 16 countries!). I found it fascinating that she is a direct descendent of Martha Carrier of the Salem Witch Trials, whose […]

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Janis Patterson at Dallas Area Writers Group

The speaker at the Dallas Area Writers Group’s May 14, 2013 Meeting was Janis Patterson, a multi-talented 7th generation Texan.  She has held a variety of jobs, from actress and singer to jewelry designer, from travel agent to new home sales, from editor in chief of two multi-magazine publishing groups to supervisor of accessioning for […]

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Thanks for Support

Thanks, everybody, for your support. I can hardly wait for the editors and the person writing the foreword to finish their work. But it took me a few years to write A Battle Plan for Joy, so I can’t complain about a few more months. Still the excitement is building. Waiting for my book to […]

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First Dallas Writers Meeting of 2013 & My First Reading

Despite the pouring rain, we had great attendance at the Dallas Area Writers Group on January 12, 2013. Jan Johnson, our new president, received the mantle from out-going president, Patsy Summey, and presided over her first meeting. Visit us at to learn more about our group. I had missed a couple of meetings, but […]

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My Electronic Assistant

I have come to really appreciate my tablet (Galaxy Tab), especially since I have been writing a book.  Like a good assistant, my electronic assistant, it places exactly what I need at my fingertips. It also keeps me organized and connected, reminds me of meetings and commitments, and never complains. No need for that big […]

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Writers Group Critique Night

Last night, 10-09-12, I attended my first Critique Night of the Dallas Area Writers Group (DAWG). The event seemed less intimidating than I had anticipated. Of course I did not participate. It could have been terrifying for the presenters. A three-member panel listened to aspiring authors, as one-by-one they stood at the lectern and read […]

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Joy Tipping at Dallas Area Writers Group

I had the pleasure of meeting Joy Tipping, an arts writer and copy editor for The Dallas Morning News’ Guide and Arts & Life sections. She was the guest speaker at the Dallas Area Writers Group (DAWG) meeting on September 11, 2012. Despite it being the anniversary of that terrorist war-like attack on America, eleven years ago, […]

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Writing and Growing

Writing for broad-based publication is a  wonderful “new world” for me; and I am becoming more enriched by each day’s journey. Now that I am approaching the revisions phase of my book, I will have time to resume active participation in some of the organizations in which I hold membership. I will also be checking […]

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Do You Read E-Books?

When I decided to offer my book in Paperback and Kindle formats, I considered the Kindle version a possible incentive to generate interest among the younger generation. It seems, however, that Kindle and other E-book formats are popular across the board. In fact, the last three books I purchased, I chose the Kindle version, primarily […]

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