Monthly Archives: September 2013

What’s for Breakfast?

The last place I read on my trip to Michigan was my traveling partner’s brother’s restaurant. Mike’s café is in the small town of Dimondale, near Lansing. I hesitated when asked, because it’s a lively place, and I could imagine … Continue reading

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BIG ANNIE AND HER TEN FOOT FLAG

Memories of my trip to Michigan continue to warm my heart as friends I met in the Keweenaw Peninsula send me pictures and beautiful comments about my books. This picture is of the exhibit Joanne Thomas created about Annie Clemenc … Continue reading

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A WRITER’S “BRAND”

Not too long ago I was asked by my friend and mentor Teresa LeYung Ryan (Writing Coach and author) to define my “brand”, or “platform”. What’s a brand? It’s a statement that defines you, or what you write about, or what … Continue reading

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FIRST CHAPTER OF DRIVEN TO RAGE RIGHT HERE!

I PROMISED YOU THE FIRST CHAPTER OF DRIVEN TO RAGE ON MY BLOG, AND YOU CAN READ IT NOW! Just look above at the menu under the picture at the top, over at the right side and click on First … Continue reading

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WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

Today I’d like to write about strong women. One of the reasons I was attracted to the story of the 1913 Copper Miners’ Strike, was the part that real women played in it. Big Annie is finally getting her due. … Continue reading

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