Monthly Archives: March 2011

Measuring Grief

How long is grief? Is it measured in hours, the time that refuses to pass?  Is it calculated in days that stretch, in distance you cannot cross no matter how far you walk?  Is it swept away if enough tears … Continue reading

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OOOH, LOVELY!

Woke up this morning to a wonderful review of “Weathercock” in the emagazine MELUSINE OR WOMAN IN THE 21st CENTURY.  Thank you so much to editor Janelle Kihlstrom!  Please check it out: http://melusineblog.blogspot.com/

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Sorry, Gotta Go Do, Ummm….

Haley Whitehall, in her blog “Soldiering Through the Writing World,” recently wrote about finding time to write.  Actually, she wrote about how difficult it can be to find that time, how willing we writers are to let the “real world” … Continue reading

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Face to the Sun

In a recent email a friend wrote:  “We take our happiness where we can find it.” She lives in British Columbia and was talking about the emerging spring, but it’s a remark that spans a life-time.  We should embrace those … Continue reading

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Just Wanted to Share This

I received the following message this morning from a woman who purchased “Weathercock” — “Oh Melissa, we are loving your book!! My husband finished reading it within two days, he just couldn’t put it down! His comment was, when is … Continue reading

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Elegy

The Eastern Cougar was declared extinct this week. A moment of silence please. In the 21st Century, we have so far lost the Alaotra Grebe The Liverpool Pigeon The Western Black Rhinoceros The Baiji (China’s freshwater river dolphin) Hawaii’s Po’ouli … Continue reading

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Exciting News!

I’m very pleased to announce the availability of my fantasy novel “Weathercock” as an ebook on Smashwords, where you can sample and purchase it: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/47829 You can also read my author profile on the same site: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/MelissaCrandall You can read … Continue reading

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