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Claire Islington, blessed with a perfect life, is torn between her fiancé and a phantom lover from nineteenth-century England who awakens a passion in her like she has never known. Her soul echoes the refrain, “Love is enough,” and yearns for a long-denied fulfillment. But to follow is to follow a ghost: across the sea, to another land, to another time and a point where lives collide.

Follow Me is a passionate story of love that transcends time which is found, lost, and found again. A brilliant concept, the relationships in the past and the present occur simultaneously, giving us a glimpse into what can be if only we believe.”
CK2S Kwips and Kritiques, Kelley A. Hartsell, April 2007

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#Resist #ImpeachTrump #DutyToWarn

The Impeachment Rally in NYC on July 2 was one of the most vocal, and confrontational that I have attended. There were only about 1000 people, maybe less, protesting Trump, But the six Trump supporters became rabid once they realized how outnumbered they were. The guy with the Trump 2020 flag is at every rally and he never gets in anyone’s face. He and I had a brief conversation yesterday, and I told him I gave him a lot of credit for getting in the middle of these massive protests. We even shook hands before he dismissed me from the Trump pen with a flick of his royal ass wrist (the cops wanted me out of there, too). But things got ugly once the Red Hats arrived and one had to be removed from our pen by the cops. The African American man, who bears a strong resemblance to the doorman I’ve passed when walking the circle around Trump Tower, was screaming “Lock her up!” at me. The venom on his face was disturbing, as were the other maniacs trying to make their voices heard over the very loud honks of support from cars and tourists on buses passing by. RedHats IM

The resistance marchers are peaceful, always. There are children and elderly folks there, and I worry when situations like this occur. Even the signage at this rally was a bit raw, a sign that this is rising to the level needed raise the volume to a decibel level our legislators will hear and finally do what they need to get Trump out of office and into psychiatric care.


I have said this more than once. If a patient came into my office exhibiting the behaviors this so-called president does, I would have to exercise my “duty to warn” and contact the police. Trump’s words and actions indicate he is a danger to others, with little or no impulse control, threatening gestures and words, and menacing actions. His latest barrage of tweets indicate his anger is escalating and that no one can control him. Even is staff are saying the applaud the fact that Trump uses Twitter to “connect with the American people?” Anyone else who was tweeting like he does would have their accounts suspended for abuse and threats. Why has that not been done?

Trump is a man out of control, and he has the power to start a nuclear war. He is wiping out decades of civil rights advances, decimating health care, the environment, our natural resources, and our National Parks.  He is not only an embarrassment to the United States, he is a danger to our allies who are struggling with their own terrorism problems. If there is a successful attack on the US, it will be because of Trump distractions and smoke screens, not in spite of any of his “actions.”

Nazi brown jackets have been replaced by red hats, and I do not make that accusation lightly.  I am not alone in my assessment.


If Trump’s young son was my patient, and thank God he is not, I would be required to report my concerns to the Administration of Children’s Services for suspicion of child abuse. Whether they would accept the case or not remains to be seen, but protecting children, particularly whose parents are abusive to one another, is one of the grounds for intervention. Who knows what Melania Trump is dealing with at this time?

On July 15, we will be back at Trump Tower for another impeachment march, Please check to see where the sister marches will be and join when and where you can. We need to speak loud and clear so our voices raise above the Twitter rabble distracting everyone from the danger, and the task at hand.


Believe me, none of wanted to be standing in the concrete canyons in 90 degree heat. My long holiday weekend was ruined, but like the others, we knew we had to be there. And we’re going to keep going to these rallies and marches until Trump is out of office.

No, we have not forgotten how to fight.



Cover Reveal for Carole Ann Moleti’s STORM WATCH!

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Fellow Soulie and author friend of mine, Carole Ann Moleti is revealing her latest cover on my blog today! Check out the third book in her series of ghostly-themed paranormal romances set in Cape Cod (one of my favorite places!). ❤


Unfinished Business series, book 3

by Carole Ann Moleti

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Friday Feature Author Carole Ann Moleti

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Friday Feature




Carole Ann Moleti

Thanks so much for hosting me today. Storm Watch is the third book in the series, which I started writing as short story I called Unfinished Business, back in 2006. That initial piece was published in Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts. Truly unfinished, it was the middle of the story, and I was encouraged to “novelize” it by adding the backstory for Liz and Elisabeth, which became Breakwater Beach. Then I wrote forward to expand on Mike and Jared’s stories. Storm Watch brings all the characters and their ghosts back onstage together.

I’m excited, but a little sad because this is the last book in the series, at least with Mike and Liz as the hero and heroine. I’ve toyed with the idea of writing two more books, one focused on Mae and Kevin…

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A Writer’s Garden with Author Carole Ann Moleti

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Today, we have gardener/author Carole Ann Moleti on A Writer’s Gardening with some beautiful pictures oh her hostas, and talking about garden clutter and getting rid of it. Welcome, Carole Ann

Thanks, Catherine,.

In gardening, as in writing, I find it difficult to get rid of things. The clutter sneaks up and gets out of control. I just can’t discard “my darlings” be they plants taking over a plot, escaping a border, or clever phrases and lush description concealing a storyline. So I reduce, reuse, and recycle everything.

A couple of years ago, my Black-Eyed Susans took over the front yard, and I culled several of them to fill in my mother’s flowerbeds. I edited more than 20,000 words out of my upcoming novel: flowery sections of prose that smothered the storyline. They’re being used as teasers bonus content for my newsletter subscribers.

This year, the Hostas are choking…

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Maturing Your Darlings

I’m deep into final edits on Storm Watch.  schooner

Yes! The third book in the Unfinished Business series is scheduled for release on June 28. Right in time for beach season and my annual Novel Fun in the Summer Sun Tour.

Slaps cheeks. Now, back to the reality of being a writer. I believe that maturing as a writer made the completion of this series more difficult rather than easier, even though I know the world very well. And the characters are like family. In some cases, they are my family as the entire series is dedicated to the memory of my father, who died on June 18, 2011. Again, I digress, which gets back to those darlings again. The ones that commandeer you when writing and take you off on a tangent when the writer becomes the character instead of letting the character be herself.

I’m piggybacking onto…

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It’s Hard to Say Goodbye: To My Characters

schoonersailsI typed ‘The End’ on Storm Watch: Book Three in the Unfinished Business series a week ago. The gift of a late winter snowstorm, and an unexpected day off, allowed me to finish the final edits. Multiple challenges made this the hardest book of my writing career to complete. I didn’t have the melancholy many writers describe when they have to pull themselves out of the story–and their characters’ lives, even when it’s a happily ever after. Until I did the formatting, uploaded the manuscript, and sent it off to my editor.

I now have this big void in my head: no more flashes of inspiration on how to perfect a scene. No insights on how the friends that my characters have become over the last ten years react to the challenges they’re facing. No more anxiety about finishing the story-and what is likely to be the last book in…

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