Category Archives: writing

Read a Good Book? Or One You Didn’t Like? Speak Out!

Well over a year ago, I found myself sitting in an independent bookstore on a Saturday morning at 10 a.m., behind a stack of books and a dish of peppermints. The owner had invited me to do a two-hour signing … Continue reading

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Today I’m a Guest on February Grace’s Clockwork Conversations….

Very honored–thanks February! It was so much fun chatting about life, books, college, music, and various other things. Read the post here: http://clockworkconversations.blogspot.com/2015/07/conversation-39-author-mary-rowen.html

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Dinnertime with Teens: a Poem

An hour or so ago, the family was here. We ate and talked of school and politics, movies and summer plans. Someone told a joke. Someone laughed. Someone got mad. Everyone loaded the dishwasher.   It was the type of … Continue reading

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Meet Writer February Grace and her New Book, WISHING CROSS STATION

Happy Wednesday, blog readers. Today, my guest is the wonderful and talented author February Grace, who recently released a brand new book. So without further ado, let’s get started! MR: Hi February! I’m so happy to have you on the … Continue reading

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Is ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Today’s M*A*S*H?

The other day, I saw a picture of Uzo Aduba in the newspaper and immediately thought Crazy Eyes, the name of the character she plays on Orange is the New Black. In my pre-coffee haze, I tried to recall Crazy … Continue reading

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Mercury Retrograde and Darrell Martinie (the Cosmic Muffin)

  Let me start by saying that I know next to nothing about astrology. And by next to nothing, I mean as close to nothing as a person can get. In fact, the only thing I know about astrology is … Continue reading

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Ode to the Fisherman in the Woods

This is a sad post that was supposed to be a joyful one. As in, I’d meant to write about the fisherman last week—when he still existed—and never got around to it. But now that he’s gone, I’m moved to … Continue reading

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Music and Writing: Guest Post by K. Williams for #MusicTuesday

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve had a guest for #MusicTuesday, and I’m very happy to have K. Williams today. ———————————————————————————————————- Music and Writing go together like peanut butter and jelly. Until recently, I thought I was the … Continue reading

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Low Book Sales? Consider the Petrified Forest

I was feeling serious rock overkill yesterday. My family has been vacationing in Arizona and New Mexico for over a week, and we’ve seen and hiked through some of the most breathtaking rock formations on the planet: The Grand Canyon, … Continue reading

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Write What You Mean: A Lesson from Ancient Petroglyphs

While traveling in the American Southwest the other day, my family went on a guided tour of a rocky park where we were able to view ancient petroglyphs dating to Pueblo tribes from the 1400s. It was an experience I … Continue reading

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