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Eight Nudges That Moved My Novels to the FINISH Line

WELCOME TO GUEST WRITER, KAREN MEYER – “The Ohio Frontier History Lady” and Author of Eight Books Including Conflict at Chillicothe and Battle at Blue Licks. Most of us have many things we want to finish—tasks or activities we need to complete. One way I tackle the problem is to make to-do lists. At the…

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RESEARCH: Bane or Blessing?

WELCOME TO GUEST WRITER, KAREN MEYER – “The Ohio Frontier History Lady” and Author of Eight Middle Grade Novels Including The Tiara Mystery and North to Freedom. Believe it or not, Ripley is a sleepy Ohio town with an inspirational past. A visit to Ripley—to the John Parker House where this entrepreneurial former slave forged…

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When LETTERS Were Signed, Sealed, & Delivered

When I was a girl, my great aunt wrote lengthy letters to my mother about the comings and goings (gossip?) of her large Italian family. They lived in a Southern California coastal town, and in those days it was truly “a world away” from our ranch out in the middle of eastern Colorado. My aunt…

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