Category Archives: Family

Take Heart Valentine Quilt and Tea Cozy

In 1989, I made this heart inspired quilt for my dad when he was having a pace-maker implanted. Twenty-five years later, I revisited the fabric scraps and mixed them with other scraps to make this tea cozy! Combine the strip … Continue reading

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It’s Cold Outside! So Keep Dancing! (Or, At Least Read About It!)

Recently, a dance magazine and an Irish culture magazine featured No One’s Watching in their current issues! Dance Informa called and interviewed me about how my dance experience in both the ballet and Irish dance worlds inspired me to write about what happens to the … Continue reading

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Celtic Guide Magazine: An Interview with Editor James McQuiston

James McQuiston, Editor of Celtic Guide magazine, was not only kind enough to take time to answer a few questions about his long and intensive publishing career, he included an article of mine in the December issue. Thanks, Jim, for sharing your fascinating journey from … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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Moody Views

What mood is conveyed to the reader in the piece you’re writing? How is it delivered? Dialogue, characterization, plot, and setting all express the mood your readers will draw from your work. Picture this scene: A woman standing on a wooden foot bridge. Based … Continue reading

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On Deutscher Pond

When I was growing up, my dad built a fishpond in the back yard. Here is a picture of it.  I’m about thirteen, entertaining a young cousin with some bubbles. He dug a hole in a modified peanut shape, lower at one end … Continue reading

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Princess Tiara

What’s with all this princess stuff? Is it bad for little girls to dream they’re princesses and adorn their heads with tiaras and their rooms with signs proclaiming them as such? Will they grow up and look down their noses at … Continue reading

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