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I am a mother, grandmother and great grandmother; I have three children I sponsor through World Village. I have a 30lb diabetic cat, two neurotic birds and a tank full of cartoon fish - one of whom swims in the vertical position while another plays ball with a large marble, using his tail as a bat.

I am a retired RN and a full-time writer. I am published in multiple anthologies and have written numerous articles for the Woman's Independent Press and the Kansas Writer's Association.

I write fiction and am a genre-bender (murder mystery/romantic suspense). My books will appeal to women of all ages; I have 7 books on the go - 2 of them are completed in first draft (one will be ready for the publisher this summer) while the other 5 are waiting to be completed.

I am the editor and publisher of a monthly writer's newsletter that has earned the distinction of being rated 5 stars. It is an international newsletter and I have been publishing it for the last 10 years. If you are a writer, please subscribe. It's free and will do so much to help you hone your craft.
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Member Since: 1/11/2009

Fitness Minutes: 480

My Goals:
for 2009: Lose the weight;
finish editing my novel and send it to a publisher; adopt another world vision child (done - now I have 3)

My Program:
I am following the weight watcher's is a convenience and it does work.

I do a chair aerobics program as well as stretching to classical music.

I weigh myself daily but only chart weekly weights.

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I live in Barrie, Ontario Canada.

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I am a retired Rn and a FT writer. I have written 7 books, 2 of which are complete while the other 5 are in various stages of completion. I am hoping to have one of the finished books published by the end of this year.

I edit and publisher a 5 star, international writers newsletter, DeSilva's News.

I am published in 4 anthologies:

Forget Me Knots from the Front Porch;

Nudges from God;

Real Stories of Spiritual Communication: When Loved Ones Return After Crossing Over;

Changing Course: Women's Inspiring Stories of Menopause, Midlife and Moving Forward.

I am awaiting the publication of 2 other anthologies that my short stories will be included in later this year.

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