Hands of Time

*Because I’m stretched for time these days and running behind on pretty much everything, I thought I would share this piece I wrote last fall for a contest entry. She asks me if I know about them, about all of the people who are gone now, dead. There must be about four of them, she says. I shake my head and turn the page in the travel magazine. Look, I say to her,...

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Windows in My Brain

I used to crow hop, but only a little. Not like some of the girls who played when I did, one of them in the same fast pitch organization as I was. I mean, the umpires watched for that, so when I did my warm up pitches between innings, my coaches always reminded me to drag my toe so they would see the mark in the dirt. Still, I’m right-handed, so I pushed off with my...

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Rookie Experience RWA18

Romance writers are, of course, romance readers. When I was younger, I read a lot of romance novels, but I also read (still do) a lot of other genres. A couple of years ago, I was browsing Kindle books on Amazon. And I found this book called Everywhere and Every Way by a writer I had never heard of. So, I downloaded it and LOVED it and started both my venture back into...

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Packing

So, I’m guessing we all like a little road trip or a big, long vacation from time to time. Whether it’s a long weekend in St. Louis for a ball game or shopping or maybe camping and hiking at a state park or a longer distance sort of trip, I bet we all agree that it’s nice to be able to slip away from our responsibilities and just relax and have some fun now and then. And...

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My Word. Be.

Sometime last year, I started seeing one particular person on my Tracy Broemmer Author Facebook page talking about her word. She’s a very positive person, and though I don’t talk to her other than an occasional comment on her posts, I always enjoy seeing her status updates. Even though she often discussed her word, I never gave the whole concept much thought. You know...

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