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Some Brunching Broads and Destiny

My Crown Hill journey has been filled with destiny from that very first day I walked through the doors of my home in the summer of 1979. So, as my story and Crown Hill’s continue to weave together and unfold, I am never surprised by the synchronicity that defines our shared world. This past week, I […]
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Quote of the Day 3.22.15

“Love the work. Destiny will do what it wants with you, regardless.”–Elizabeth Gilbert, author
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Quote of the Day

“I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss—you can’t do it alone.” ― John Cheever, American Novelist
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The Synchronicity of A Writer’s Journey

When I was writing Crown Hill, the details of the story were often brought to me by individuals and through circumstances that advanced the narrative and help me form it into a novel of historical fiction. Since Crown Hill is based on real people who lived and spent time in my home, it was a […]
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Christina Abt 2015-03-08 20:54:13

When I was writing Crown Hill, the details of the story were often brought to me by individuals and through circumstances that advanced the narrative and help me form it into a novel of historical fiction. Since Crown Hill is based on real people who lived and spent time in my home, it was a […]
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Reality TV, Boomer Style

Ok, I’ll admit it.  There are times when I jump in my jammies, whip up a mega bowl of popcorn and completely sink into the waste land of reality TV known as, The Bachelor. It’s not as if I don’t have better things to do or, worse yet, that i have private fantasies about each […]
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Quote of the Day 3.4.15

“Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.” —Katherine Hepburn                                                                                                            
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Quote of the Day 3.4.15

“On both ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Bachelorette,’ it seems like proposing marriage is equivalent to saying, ‘Let’s date.’ Everyone knows those aren’t the same things.”--Patty Stanger
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How to Make Friends and Control the World

They say writing is a solitary profession. I’m not exactly sure who, “they” are, but apparently it’s group valued for their wisdom. Hopefully it’s also a collective not easily insulted, because for my nickel, “they” are wrong. When words demand release from my writer’s soul, they tumble out in two forms—personal life reflections and fiction […]
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How to Make Friends and Control the World

They say writing is a solitary profession. I’m not exactly sure who, “they” are, but apparently it’s group valued for their wisdom. Hopefully it’s also a collective not easily insulted, because for my nickel, “they” are wrong. When words demand release from my writer’s soul, they tumble out in two forms—personal life reflections and fiction […]
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Quote of the Day 3.2.15

“It’s true that it’s a solitary occupation,but you would be surprised at how much companionship a group of imaginary characters can offer once you get to know them.”  – Anne Tyler
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On Being A Writer

I am a writer. Those words don’t come easily to me. In fact it’s only because of two special women that the four word phrase now lives in my mind and has become a part of my being. This evolution began last summer, during the final stages of editing my second book, Crown Hill. Throughout the process […]