Sharon Lee

A Daughter – Finally!

I have two handsome sons. In December 2015 January 2016, I will finally get a daughter! No, this isn’t the longest pregnancy in the history of womankind. It doesn’t involve childbirth at ALL. My youngest son is getting married. I love my new daughter-to-be. Besides making my son happy (which is important to Mama Bear), …

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What’s for dinner – when I’m eating alone?

In an empty nest, there’s no need for a four-course meal served on fine china. In fact, sometimes grilled cheese and tomato soup are exactly what’s for dinner when I’m cooking for two. My oldest son still lives with us, but since his girlfriend has moved to the area, he doesn’t come home for dinner …

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Why Every (Newbie) Author Needs an Editor

I’m a newbie novice when it comes to writing novels. Not an ounce of shame taints this admission. If I send sub-par work into the world of readers because I don’t see the need for an editor, that’s when I’ll be ashamed. In the past fifteen months, I have completed five first drafts. This amounts …

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America’s National Pastime: Allegory for Family

You’ve seen the shirts: “Always October” or “October Together.” That’s America loving baseball: the national pastime. Baseball teaches many lessons, but as an empty nester, I see a clear familial metaphor. Sure, there are diamonds in both baseball and families. At least, most wives expect a diamond ring or diamond earrings at some point in …

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Five things that make a Book Riveting

Some books skyrocket to the top of the sales charts. I’ve read a few and wondered why they were so popular. I’m sure you have, too. Most people agree on the ingredients that keep readers reading once they open a book. I’m a voracious reader. If you’ve followed this blog long, you’ve seen a number …

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