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words about words

I always have a stack of index cards close to hand. They are useful for writing down phone numbers, grocery lists, character names, brilliant ideas, quick notes, or possible book titles. You can even use them to get something out of your teeth or provide a nasty paper cut. With a blank wall, a stack …

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Writing The Sleepless Nanny was not easy by any means, but plotting it was –dare I admit?– embarassingly simple in retrospect. The core story was one I had lived as a young au pair in New York City in the late 1980s/early 1990s. The sub-plots and side-stories were a mix of truth and rumors from …

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