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« Needing Other Writers | Main | Hawking Wares Again »



The dogs do appear to be good listeners, so there's that. (-:

 Elizabeth Aquino

I love that.

Diana Bletter

My kids did the same thing when my book, The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle, came out.
"Nice, Mom," they said. "What's for dinner?"


My book arrived yesterday as well. I couldn't help myself, I went first to the writers I know:Jenny Rough, Denise Clemens Emanuel and Phyllis Berger!It was so fun for me to read their works knowing I had sat in workshops with them. And of course what a joy to read yet another very helpful book by one of my favorite authors and mentors: YOU!


Oh! And Rob Daly.Love his writing!

The Desert Rocks

Yup, I know how she feels....

Carol Perkins

That's priceless!


Time to get knew kids...keep the dogs. Yes, I'm only kidding. :)

Denise Emanuel Clemen

I love this! I think I read my entire thesis aloud to my dogs. They were very attentive!

Barbara Abercrombie

I love all your comments - Thank you. It's so good to have this section open again; I feel connected to all of you again.

Jenny R

Love it...too funny. I need to get a pet or two!

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