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You’re Such a Fred

  • May 12, 2021

May is my dad’s birthday month, and I’ve been thinking about him a lot. He’s been gone for almost 15 years and I still miss him every day. Dad had many wonderful qualities, among them genuine kindness, keen intelligence, and a deep well of tolerance for diverse ideas and people. He also had a sense […]

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Readers and Writers

  • March 10, 2021

For me, and I think for many authors, one of the most fun things about writing is reader engagement. That can come in the form of a review, a response to a blog post, or a comment on social media. But my favorite connection with readers comes from the emails I receive. Sometimes the notes […]

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Someone to Watch Over Me

  • February 10, 2021

It seems to me that I suffer from more bumps, trips, tangles, and thumps than the average person. This is partially caused, no doubt, by my failure to acknowledge the power of the preventable moment. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a preventable moment results from that split second when you could choose to avoid […]

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Falls the Shadow

  • January 15, 2021

I have often and sadly noted the distance between what I envision something will be like, and what it actually turns out to be. Nowhere is the distance between the real and the ideal more clear than in the delirium that periodically makes me attempt to knit a shawl, or take up scrapbooking, or cook […]

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Only Connect

  • April 14, 2020

I am not the best person at staying in touch. At every job I’ve ever worked there have been people who made difficult days easier, interminable meetings shorter, and unbearable bosses tolerable. When I’ve left, or they’ve left, I’ve always meant it when I said, “Keep in touch.” But it takes work to maintain a friendship […]

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It’s Not You, It’s Me

  • February 17, 2020

In my last post, I repeated what I’ve said many times before—I love hearing from readers—and I do. Most of the correspondence is fairly similar: questions about publication of the next book, or a plot twist, or whether they like or dislike certain characters. However, I’ve had a reader email exchange with a twist that […]

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What Price Dignity

  • January 13, 2020

When my youngest daughter was in middle school, we created a game we often played on our walks together, which we called What Price Dignity? What price would we require to purposely bring on extreme embarrassment?

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I’m Glad You Made It

  • November 18, 2019

If you’re one of the readers who followed me here from a redirect link at my former site,, thanks for making the journey with me. If you’re a new reader just checking out the Leah Nash series and the website, I’m happy you’re here.

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