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Upcoming Author Appearances

As  summertime approaches, life has a way of slowing down, yet accelerating at the same time. School is out, the kiddos are home, and the anticipation of the rest and relaxation of summer vacations makes us as giddy as children on Christmas Eve. For authors who also teach, like yours truly, the summertime means it’s […]

New Facebook Page

Nothing like a good “Ah-ha!” moment to make you feel like a complete idiot. You know the ones I’m talking about. Those great ideas that come along at the suggestion of someone or something else, and you find yourself wondering: “Why didn’t I think of that?” I must admit that those moments come more often […]

Cloud Nine

Many cultures believe the New Year signifies a new beginning–the one time each year one can start over and make things better. In America, that often includes fad diets, gym memberships, and vows to lose those extra pounds packed on as a result of eating too many Christmas cookies. I admit to making those same […]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

If you believe the lyrics of carol crooners like Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr., then you'll probably agree that Christmas is, indeed, a magical time of year. My beliefs certainly fall in line with that ideology. I love everything about Christmas–the spiritual significance, the weather, the colors, the wrapping paper, […]

The Return to Order is Near

Wow… It just occurred to me that I have not posted on this website since July, so for those of you who check from time to time for updates and discussion of books, I must apologize. On the surface, I probably seem like a complete and utter slacker who has neglected her website duties; however, […]

Congratulations to The Erwin Record staff!

Congratulations to Publisher Keith Whitson and the rest of The Erwin Record team for sweeping the Tennessee Press Association Awards and winning the coveted title for General Excellence for the ninth consecutive year! The awards are a reflection of 365 days of hard work, with each employee digging for news, writing their best, taking photos, […]