Beyond Failure

Don’t give up on your dream. It hasn’t given up on you.

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How Small Choices Make Big Changes

Think of how our lives could change if we focused on taking small steps to improve each day, instead of wearing ourselves out with massive efforts.

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Meet Lila

Peeking through the windows of a dancehall, an orphan finds courage to face the war. A short story, featuring the character from Lindsey Backen’s novel “Swing.”

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A Letter from Clara

This following story is for the fans of Across the Distance and takes place a year after the closing of the book. It is my Christmas gift to my readers. I hope you enjoy a bit of “what happened after.” If you have not read “Across the Distance” this is your spoiler warning. Dec. 5,…

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Living up the 1940's in the Luther Hotel

Bringing stories and stars to life, celebrating the 1940s, the Luther Hotel and the stars who stayed there.

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Signings, Sneekpeeks, and Paradigm Shifts

I’ve been wallowing lately. Seriously. It never goes away. I’m dreaming about being part of the WWIII prisoner camps and childbirth (both just as stressful in my brain.) I wake up early to get my writing in, since that’s my number one goal. Some mornings I write a lot, some I wallow, and lately I spend most…

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Coming out of Hiding

  I used to be affected by other people’s words. I used to flinch when they called me sheltered. I believed them when they told me I was too short to be hired for stage acting or modeling. I used to shrink when they praised marriage and motherhood like it was the only thing that…

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