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America’s Next Author: Baby Steps

Dear Friends, I swore I’d never do it again, this social media writing contest thing. Never say never. My short story, “Baby Steps,” was chosen as a competitor in the 2012 America’s Next Author contest. I’m not normally a short … Continue reading

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Freshly Pressed + Gus

Today, my plan was to give you a new spin on an old story. I’ve re-written our NICU experience in 800 words or less for a parenting memoir submission, and although many of you already know Gus’s story, I bet … Continue reading

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I Write Because

It’s the kind of prompt I loathe the most. But as part of a contest entry, I had to do it. I had to write about why I write (in 500 words or less) with the oh-so-ordinary “I write because…” … Continue reading

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