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Beautiful Day to Travel on Interstate 40 through New Mexico – Albuquerque Was Our Next Stop – All Was Well until It Wasn’t – The Jeep Would Not Start – AAA to the Rescue – But Our Trouble Was Not Over Yet –

Steve and I have been traveling since April 17. We headed north for Flagstaff, Arizona, and it was cold. We continued west to Holbrook, Arizona, and it was cold. We should have expected it, but we didn’t. We were uncomfortably … Continue reading

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Chelsea – Pet Bichon Frise – Puts Her Paw Down – Demands Her Daily Portion of People Food – But Should We Give It to Her – Would You – We Do – Then We Don’t – Then We Do Again –

Little Chelsea, the bravest Bichon Frise I know, out for her evening walk, trails behind Steve. She has her good days, many in fact, but she has her bad days, too. Fifteen years of woofing and doing doggy stuff has … Continue reading

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Perspective

  Stretching ourselves again – Lord – Leaving our comfort zone …. How I’ve settled here – Loving sameness – Loving stillness – Sometimes seeing the day we leave Our campsite as the day We launch our home on wheels … Continue reading

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Luxury Campsite (well, you know, relatively speaking) – We Will Leave Mid April – Return Next Winter – Few Sites Offer as Much Area for Patio – We Will Miss This – But We Will Have FUN Doing It –

Lots of room under our awning with shade screen. The canopy behind is also ours. We have eight lawn chairs, a long table. The Weber grill in the background is also ours. Steve grills our foods out there whenever we … Continue reading

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Bar Nunn – Wyoming – Birch – I Believe – Could We Have Pulled in Any Closer – Here for Only One Night – What a Beautiful Tree – I Will Always Remember –

We left Rapid City, South Dakota, September 17, 2016. We stopped in Wyoming twice, first in Buffalo and then Bar Nunn, on our way to Colorado Springs. This beautiful birch tree is what I’ll always remember about Wyoming. We saw … Continue reading

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What Genre Do You Read – I Like Suspense – I Read Suspense – I Write Suspense – Buddy for David – Suspense –

Novel: Buddy for David – Having a child go missing would be any parent’s worst nightmare. Yet, this is what happened to the Anderod family on a clear day in July, 1994. Their eight-year-old son David disappeared. The same day … Continue reading

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Why Are These Sticking to the Grill – Says My Hubby – Brush Them with Oil Before You Turn Them – Say I – Yellow Squash Sliced and Oiled – Tasty – Steve Grills – I Love It –

We have it worked out perfectly. I prepare it and Steve grills it. This time I sent him out the door with a small bowl of garlic infused oil to slather on the slices of yellow squash. This keeps it … Continue reading

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Why Do Readers Choose to Read Several Books by the Same Author – I Researched this Issue – What Did I Find – We Do This because We Like the Author – BUT We Don’t Know the Author – Do We – What Do We Discover about an Author by Reading the Author’s Writing – The Author’s VOICE –

I personally have read many novels. When I want another novel to read, I’ll often look specifically for books written by authors I already know I like. If I cannot find a book written by one of those familiar authors, … Continue reading

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Being Who Am I – Am I Who I Was Meant to Be – The Answer to the Question Is …

I’ve written a book, but that is not who I am, yet it is part of who I am, because my personal background and experiences are undetectably imbedded into the words of its pages. I can articulate who I am … Continue reading

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Fiction Writers Learn What They Need to Know to Create Great Fiction – Understand the Issue of Point of View (POV) and Write Fiction with Excellence –

Authors choose the point of view (POV) that works best for their stories. Understand the POV issue and tell your story skillfully from the best point of view for its presentation. As a result, you will produce clear and understandable fiction. Personally, … Continue reading

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I did it! Website Owner, Author, Carol Ann Hoel, BUDDY FOR DAVID, Christian Novel, Suspense, Mystery, is HERE!

I’ve been working steadily and learning a lot, since the day I started working on a website for my novel, Buddy for David. It’s here! A link to the website is located on the top of the column on the right … Continue reading

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AUTHOR LACKS aBilitY to HAWK her bOOk!

YES. That would be me. No, that would be I. I would be the one, I mean, the author standing on the sidelines not knowing what to do next. She is me. No I am she. Well, she knows what … Continue reading

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To Souls Longing for a Savior

To one who cannot find his way I say look at the stars how they shine Look at the sun and the moon They have a master Who keeps them tuned To one who cannot find the truth I say … Continue reading

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