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An expat in Hong Kong

The Admiral’s Wife was conceived as a novel based on my expat experience in Hong Kong for three years. In the very first version, I created four women who bonded

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Stretched Too Thin

I tend to be impulsive and optimistic, and to believe I can accomplish what I set out to do. These characteristics can lead to periods of frantic activity and sleepless

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Lessons of 2021

I’m feeling philosophical today. The question is: What wisdom has 2021 brought? Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments. Deadlines can be deadly: Not exactly deadly in the

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Out of the Blue

In late October, out of the blue, I received a message from a lovely woman at QueryLetter.com. Lana had this to say: We spend a lot of time reading top

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Gratitude & Thanksgiving

This cartoon, posted by a friend on Facebook, spoke to me. (Typo and all.) With American Thanksgiving this week, I’m prompted to thoughts of gratitude – a heart full of

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Mini NaNoWriMo

I’ve never officially registered for NaNoWriMo – or National Novel Writing Month – usually my writing is out of synch with the concept of dedicating the month of November to

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The Value of Historical Fiction

A couple of weeks ago, a friend, I’ll call her Ruby, and I exchanged thoughts on historical fiction. Ruby was reflecting on an article by Cullen Murphy in The Atlantic

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Missing in Action …

Dear friends – since beginning A Writer of History in 2012, I’ve posted twice a week almost every week. While there were times when I struggled to find a topic

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