Author Archives: Hazel

Weekend Overwhelm

This last weekend was one of those during which there was far more to do than time allowed. Saturday First there was great-grandson Alyja’s 5th birthday. There was no way I could miss singing “Happy Birthday,” to this cutie and  watching him … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal. . . ” Elizabeth Cady Stanton, “Declaration of Sentiments of the Seneca Falls Convention (1848)” In this election year, it seems … Continue reading

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Possessing Sara: A Sequel?

According to my Webster’s New World Dictionary, a sequel is “any literary work complete in itself but continuing a story begun in an earlier work.” Possessing Sara continues the stories of George Lawson and his son Junior that began in … Continue reading

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Where Home Is

Where Home Is was the working title of the novel that is now The Survivalist’s Daughter. Kindra, the main character, kidnapped by her father when she was a toddler, is sixteen when she learns that the woman she has always … Continue reading

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Reflections on My First Novel

  When December rolls around, I always think about my first novel, The Night Before Christmas. I began writing it in 1970 and published it in 2008. Recently, I was asked how many times I revised it. Truthfully, I lost … Continue reading

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Relentless Writer Friend Publishes Novel

I’ve written about my relentless friend, Bonnie (pen name B.J. Myrick) before. Those articles have centered on how she prodded me to write. This week, Bonnie did something amazing. She published Angel of Mercy, a mystery novel completed in 2003 … Continue reading

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Possessing Sara: A New Look

A new format and a new vision I published my suspense novel, Possessing Sara, as an e-book on September 15, 2012, so this is its third anniversary.  I have long wanted to publish it in paperback, but the e-book cover … Continue reading

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Audience Matters

In a recent Write to Fit blog post, I wrote about identifying your audience before you write. Two recent reading experiences underscored the importance of audience regardless of whether you present your ideas in person or in print. The first … Continue reading

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