Smokey Summer Update

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Well, I’m sitting in a smokey haze. It’s not that I’ve taken up smoking but it’s the forest, wild-fire smoke that has blown into town this week. It’s cast a yellow tint to everything including my brain.

Maybe it’s a summer slacker thing, but I’ve been avoiding my blog. Continue reading “Smokey Summer Update”

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14 Best Novels With Divorced Heroines

14 books with a divorced heroineReading is one of my favorite hobbies as you likely have guessed. It follows suit to recommend novels with divorced heroes/heroines. We can always gain comfort from someone else’s divorce story fictional or fact. Similar to my television series and divorce movie countdown, here are the 14 books… Continue reading “14 Best Novels With Divorced Heroines”

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The Icing On The Cake Story Excerpt

 

My work in progress is The Icing On The Cake, a short story collection about love lost and won.  In the past, I shared an excerpt from one of the stories with you here on the blog. Although I have shelved it due to ____________ (fill in the blank with any excuse), I have not given up on it. I believe hope my fiction writing and also believe hope that my readers will get something out of my short story collection.

What stage is it at, you may be wondering. It’s been through a handful of ‘beta readers’ where they each made valuable suggestions. I made some of those recommended changes. Then it went through the first round of professional edits by both Chrys Fey and Jeri Walker who I highly recommend either of these ladies for fiction editing. I’ve been working on those edits as I mentioned however, I have also shelved it mentally for a few months. Continue reading “The Icing On The Cake Story Excerpt”

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Is Your April Enchanted?

enchanted aprilIn 1922, author Elizabeth von Armin’s novel Enchanted April was published. Surprising Elizabeth as much as anyone else, it took the book world by storm. Hailed as a “delicious confection” capable of “working its magic on all”. The story is so good that it was made into a film 70 plus years later!

The plot? Four women want to escape their unhappy marriages, at least for a while. They find themselves in Italy… Continue reading “Is Your April Enchanted?”

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The Icing On The Cake-Excerpt

So, we’re switching it up here at The great Escape Blog and throwing in some fiction. I’ve been working on a short story collection titled The Icing On the Cake. Each story features a marriage in trouble or a divorce under way.  Before you sigh and tell me ‘that sounds depressing…’, I wrote a few for the romantics about finding love unexpectedly after divorce. In this collection of stories there is inspiration, desperation, heartache and joy. It’s a work in progress but it’s also time to share a little taste with you, dear readers. Continue reading “The Icing On The Cake-Excerpt”

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