Welcome

Posted Apr 7 2020

Thank you for stopping into McCollum Castle! While you are visiting, feel free to explore the different “rooms” to find historical tidbits and fun recipes. My books, with links, are shelved in the library. And to stay up-to-date on my book releases, author  adventures, and real-life ponderings, please subscribe to my newsletter (form below).  My […]

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A Little Treat For You!

Posted Oct 27 2018

  I love Flash Fiction! Flash Fiction is the telling of a whole story in a very short number of words. Some flash fiction sites ask for as little as 53 words. Others as many as 2000. This story clocks in at about 1,500 words. Enjoy! Abigail Newton hesitated as she stepped through the arched doorway […]

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Finding A Tiny Gem – Mini Writers/Readers Conferences

Posted Mar 12 2014

  Have you ever attended a small writers/readers conference? I used to think that I had been to several. Compared to the over two-thousand attendees at the National Romance Writers of America conference, the Georgia Romance Writer’s fabulous Moonlight and Magnolia conference seemed intimate at three-hundred attendees. But this past weekend I attended the Tasty […]

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How to Write in the Snow – Being Productive when Mother Nature is Against You!

Posted Feb 19 2014 in , ,

How do you write in the snow? Bundle up and wrap your computer in plastic. I am almost to the point of doing just that in order to get in my words for the day. You see – I have three kids and I live where we rarely have snow and ice. So a few […]

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A Writer’s World

Posted Feb 13 2014

Have you ever gone for a walk in the early morning when no one is awake yet? The birds are quiet, no airplanes streak overhead, even the hum of the distant highway is muted? And for an instant you wonder if civilization has faded away somehow.  What would happen if suddenly every animal and human […]

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Fuzzy Fun Fur Cap Knitting Instructions

Posted Nov 14 2013

Use a US size 9 – 9.5 /16 inch long circular needle, little nubbies for the ends so the stitches don’t fall off when you’re storing, a little loop to mark the start of your row, and a set of 4 double pointed size 8-9 needles to use to decrease and finish off at the […]

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Links

Posted Nov 11 2013

Writing Associations Romance Writers of America Heart of Carolina Romance Writers Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood Publishing Houses and Information Entangled Publishing.com   The Wild Rose Press.com Resources for Writers Online Etymology Dictonary (Orgin of different words.) Ovarian Cancer Resource Sites Ovarian Awareness Site Teal Diva Survivor Site Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Site Ovarian – National Ovarian Cancer […]

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