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Holiday? Not At Our House

Labor Day was not a holiday in our house when we were growing up. Dad was gone a lot, working on national defense, and the times he was home were precious. So, we worked. We worked: putting in fences, mowing, … Continue reading

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Roller Coasters and Mother’s Day

Roller Coasters and Writing, And Mother’s Day  I’m sitting at the table looking out at Spring. The crabapple trees are in bloom (stupid trees, it’s going to snow again in 3 days). Dandelions are blooming as well as crocus and … Continue reading

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Of Death and Life

Of Death and Life Twenty-one years ago my husband of twenty-five years was dying, paralyzed by metastasized brain cancer. I stood at the open window of our bedroom on a glorious day in May, listening to the birds and looking … Continue reading

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National Craft Month

March is National Craft Month…and National Womens Month and … Writing is an Art. It’s also a craft. Gather your tools. A laptop, cup of tea or coffee. A glass with some pencils and pens. A pretty vase of spring … Continue reading

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Where is Winter?

From snowless Denver: Where is Winter? I pretty much missed the past two months. Thanksgiving and Christmas were a blur and January the same. I did get a little bit of writing done, even if it was only one word … Continue reading

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The Veil Thins – Happy Halloween!

WindRunner – Book IIThe Dragon’s Children The veil between the worlds thins at Samhain, our Hallow E’en – Hallowed Evening.  The ending of the year in ancient times brings a close to all of the hard work that has gone … Continue reading

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September’s Song

The full Harvest Moon or Corn Moon has risen. It’s a time to start winding down summer and beginning the rituals of Fall. School used to start after Labor Day. This COVID year especially, we all need to escape into … Continue reading

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Colorado Authors League Teams Up with Little Libraries

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Winners and finalists from The Colorado Authors League 79th Writing Contest are encouraged to donate their books to the Little Libraries located around Colorado. I donated WindRunner and Red Dragon’s Keep to the Aurora Little Library at the Expo Rec … Continue reading

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Local Author’s WindRunner is Finalist In the Colorado Authors League 79th Writing Contest

WindRunner – Book IIThe Dragon’s Children Local Aurora author Natli VanDerWerken has written another award-winning book. Her second book in the five-book series The Dragon’s Children is one of three finalists in the Colorado Authors League 79th Writing Contest. WindRunner … Continue reading

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2020 Colorado Authors League Writing Awards

“WindRunner” is a finalist in the Science Fiction category along with Todd Fahnestock for “The Undying Man” and M.H. Boroson for “The Girl with No Face. I’m in quite prestigious company! The winner is M.H. Boroson for “The Girl with … Continue reading

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